December 5, 2011

All I Want For Christmas (6)

This is a feature/meme where I choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto my wishlist. I'd love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get (maybe I'll add a few of them to my own list!) I'll be posting my pick each Monday, but feel free to link up and visit other people's posts all through the week.

This week's pick:

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta

From Goodreads: "Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca - only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.

And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.
I enjoyed Saving Francesca and one of my favourite characters was Thomas Mackee! So I am definitely looking forward to finding out more about him in The Piper's Son. And I know a bunch of bloggers rave about it (Ashley and Audrey, I'm looking at you guys :P) so it must be worth it. Plus, it's "new adult" so it'll work for my challenge!


  1. Hope Santa drops this one off at your house this year!

  2. I quite liked this book. You should read looking for alibrandi as well


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