Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Lee and Vic weren’t the only ones to love Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton… Here are some book reviews from the QBD crew:

A lost dad, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter… could life get any more complicated for Eli? Apparently it can, because Eli is about to fall in love. Set in Brisbane’s rural suburbs, this captivating novel will make you laugh and cry. I read this in just one sitting as I could not put it down. A definite must-read!

  • Tia from Browns Plains

Built from the author’s own life experience entwined with fiction. Enter into the gritty world of heroin trafficking in suburban 1980s Brisbane, told through the eyes of teenager Eli Bell. Eli lives in an environment of crime and chaos, yet he finds friendship in the most unlikely places – his mum’s drug-dealing boyfriend and his ex-crim babysitter. A perfect read you can’t put down!

  • Cassandra from Traralgon


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