Welcome fellow tome travellers, thank you for visiting our blog (formally known as The Side Of Wonder). We hope you decide to stay and journey through the locations of various Australian based YA novels with us.
To get you started, a bit of background information on us. We are Annette and Rachel, two Melbourne based twenty somethings with a fierce love for reading YA fiction. In October of 2012, we road tripped to Sydney to visit all the locations mentioned in our favourite author’s (Melina Marchetta) YA books. While in Sydney, we stayed with Annette’s aunty, Taylor, who suggested we start a blog to share with other MM fans and YA book bloggers alike. Read more about the idea behind this blog here.
Over the course of the past year, with the photos and stories from our Sydney road trip coming to an end, we decided that we would continue this blog with the view to start mapping out other Melbourne based YA books (and maybe, if we’re really lucky, YA books in other states of Australia). We look forward to opening up the doors of YA books a little wider for you to give you a clearer picture in your mind of the settings behind some of your most loved books. And if you have a request for an Aussie YA book location tour, let us know! We might just be able to go there for you.
– Annette & Rachel