Two girls adventure around the world, devotedly tracking locations mentioned in YA novels. Sometimes, we blog about it. Sometimes.
HELLO THERE, thank you for visiting our blog (formally known as The Side Of Wonder). That is so nice of you. Are you having fun? Shall we bore you with some info on us? OKAY
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 locations mentioned in our favourite author’s (Melina Marchetta) YA contemporary books (Looking For Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On The Jellicoe Road and The Piper’s Son). 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 original idea behind this blog here.
Nowadays, we book tour Melbourne-based YA books (Girl Defective, Graffiti Moon, Every Breath, and currently, Life In Outer Space). We have so much fun doing it and especially love 1. that it allows us to form a clearer picture in our minds of the settings in these fantastic LoveOzYA novels 2. walking in the footsteps of fave fictional characters and 3. being able to share it with you all!
– Annette and Rachel