Review by Kathryn Price -- Ironbark Hill by Jennie Linnane

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Re: Review by Kathryn Price -- Ironbark Hill by Jennie Linnane

Post by simonodey212 » 13 Oct 2018, 23:52

I actually had such experience when my mum and dad separated...but it makes me a stronger person...the story is quite touching and aroused a feeling of tragedy from the beginning but such makes a happy ending...

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Post by Great4Grace » 13 Oct 2018, 23:56

The text is about a young girl had to face cruel life. It is touching and shows that any determined female folks can get anything done.

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Post by Ravinder+Kaur » 14 Oct 2018, 00:03

Thanks for the detailed review, Katherine. The sample was quite touching too, what with the description of the troubles that a young Natty has to face with an alcoholic father, poverty and racial discrimination. Deserves the 4/4 rating.

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Post by Benred » 14 Oct 2018, 00:04

An interesting novel that awkens a 17 year old girls heart to take avange her father because she has to under go bullying in the time of queen Elizabeth.... Interesting story and it deserves its rating💯

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Post by Quinto » 14 Oct 2018, 00:11

This book is inspiring to teens as it teaches them on how to be tolerant of other cultures. I like how the story gives you a personal look at Natty's feelings, motives, and aspirations during that period in her life as she makes life-changing decisions amidst hardship, and drives home the moral that actions have consequences, especially the indescreet ones. Thanks for enjoyable review.

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Post by Priyanka_bhowmick » 14 Oct 2018, 00:18

Ironbark Hill by Jennie Linnane - This book is a well written book on a 17years old girl... Who face various problem protecting her family and also wants to avenge her father... This one is a great book for upcoming age...

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Post by 2grynd » 14 Oct 2018, 00:30

This book portrays the life of almost every girl in the real world who is trying to cut away from the cons of home and society and coming of age does a lot in making her stand. Nice book deserving of its rating. Glad I read it.

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Post by Brittannlan » 14 Oct 2018, 00:42

Ironbark Hill is a no-holds-barred story inside the life of a young woman navigating through life's adversity. This story resonates with other young women who have, in there adolescent years, faced obstacles that are out of their own control, including dysfunctional family life, alcoholism, depression, and neglect. It gives great insight to how hard life can really be. It's an emotional book that will keep you up turning the pages at night.

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Post by Softist » 14 Oct 2018, 01:41

Covering several difficult topics including racial discrimination, abusive family situations, and alcoholism, which is pleasing to see in a work of fiction, it is an enjoyable, in-depth story that is sure to please.

The story gives you a personal look at her feelings, motives, and aspirations during this period in her life as she makes life-changing decisions amidst such hardship, and drives home the moral that actions have consequences, especially the indescreet ones.

What little I had trouble with was in the story only – Natty made several decisions that I did not feel were right or should have had stronger consequences fitting with the style of the story.

I rate Ironbark Hill 4 out of 4 stars for its excellent story, characters, and writing quality.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book in this genre, including parents looking for thought-provoking books to discuss with their tween or teen kids

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 14 Oct 2018, 01:46

A story about how a young girl got through bullying and discrimination. It seems like an inspiring book.

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Post by Angeleve88 » 14 Oct 2018, 01:47

Love this genre! I want to read this book to the end. Thumbs up to the author!

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Post by Mockingbook » 14 Oct 2018, 02:03

This content contains coming _of_age story full of billing and discrimination

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Post by Michonos1 » 14 Oct 2018, 02:36

It's nice and coincise. The description of Natty's life is ethusiatic with strong determination to make things work for the better in the home. The writer makes his audience feel determined to source for ways to make things no matter the huddles in life.

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Post by Shas F » 14 Oct 2018, 02:53

Once again, Ironbark Hill is the's Book of the Day. I think I need to read up on the history of Australia at the time Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne -- the period setting of this book -- and learn more about the history of Australian aborigines to better appreciate the importance of this book and the story of Natalie. When I first encountered Ironbark Hill two weeks ago here in and after reading Kathryn Price's review, I wrote: Ironbark Hill by Jennie Linnane is about the valiant journey of a teenaged girl to protect her family from domestic violence, fight for justice for her slain father, overcome racial discrimination and earn her place in the world as a landscape artist in 1950s Australia. Just reading from the Amazon summary and sample of the book, a reader who has more in life would likely appreciate her life more and count her blessings as priceless values. A reader who struggles just as much will be inspired by Natalie's triumph." But Natalie's story goes beyond the individual character's history and becomes part of the weave of Australian Aborigines' history. Reading a book about fighting discrimination and pursuing a creative career in the 1950s must be done with care and understanding of the background history.

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Post by Parkdem1 » 14 Oct 2018, 03:11

IronBark hill is very thrilling to read, at that age natty really passed through alot in life, the most important thing about the book, it teaches alot of morals in it...
Jennie linnane really used a good descriptive words in telling this story...

I really love this one.

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