Book Review: Begin, End Begin (A #LoveOzYA Anthology) edited by Danielle Binks

Featuring short stories from Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Alice Pung and more! 

Published in 2017 by HarperCollins Australia 

322 pages

5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis: 

The YA event of the year. Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.

My Review: 

This has left me with such glorious emotions, and I’m grinning so hard right now! every one of these stories were so wonderful, my heart felt so elated! I found myself getting attatched to each character and loving what was happening in each story! I loved the diversity to these stories too, and I wish they were all full length novels, truthfully! but no, I know they’ve made their mark as some of the best short stories I’ve read, and this is definitely a celebration of Love Oz YA! These are the stories I wish I had when I was a teenager, so I’m definitely even more grateful for them now, and I cannot wait to read the authors’ other books!

Each one of these stories fits in to different genres, there’s sci-fi, contemporary and a lot of awesome throughout. Each one of these stories gave me so many feelings, I loved how personal they felt, so naturally I felt like I could connect to all of the characters and put myself in their shoes, and feel what they were feeling! 

After finishing this anthology, I felt elated, and so happy that Australia has claim to these epic authors that have created so many amazing stories, and I for one can’t wait to discover some of the other author’s other books! 

Until next time, happy reading πŸ“š

Brooklyn πŸ™‚


  1. I completely agree with this review, Brooklyn, this was a great anthology. Did you know that Ellie Marney’s short story ‘Missing Persons’ is a prequel to her Every series? I adored that series, I was so happy to see her name come up in the anthology. If you haven’t read it, you should give it a go πŸ™‚

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