This is Shyness
Genre: Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, YA
Publication date: August 9th, 2010
In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the endless night.
But then they are mugged by the sugar-crazed Kidds. And what plays out is moving, reckless...dangerous. There are things that can only be said in the dark. And one long night is time enough to change your life.
-A copy was provided by Text Publishing for review-
This Is Shyness is one of those wonderful Aussie gems that is available on this side of the ocean and I am so glad it is because it is such a beautiful book. I am not going to do a traditional review for this one but want to experiment a little.
Welcome to Shyness, a place where the sun never rises and the people who live there are anything but normal…
THIS IS SHYNESS is about a boy who can howl and a girl trying to escape. Over the course of the night they go on an adventure, explore shyness and discover some things about themselves. They might or might not fall in love while they are at it 😉
At first I was like:
And then I was like:
Getting progressively worried for the characters
I can’t believe how funny she is. I’ve hit the jackpot here. If I was a different person, if my life was less complicated, if I had more to offer her than just sadness, if I didn’t feel so tired from the weight of the entire world pressing down on me, then this would be the moment I would try to kiss her.
THIS IS SHYNESS is such a wonderfully written novel and one everyone needs to add to their TBRs right now. It is a fantastical journey and you can feel the magic running to your TOES. I NEED TO READ THE SEQUEL NOW because I want to hang out more with my children.
Read THIS IS SHYNESS: If you love GRAFFITI MOON, yourself and books that walk the line between contemporary and fantastical.