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48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earl, Book Review
This book is not to be confused with any 50 shades of anything. Nick Earls writes a great coming of age story about Dan.
Dan's parents have taken an opportunity to work overseas during Dan's VCE year (year 12) and he is to stay with his aunty who is not much older than him. He joins into this uni shared house with another uni girl Naomi who is only one year older than him.
Unsure of how to relate with females and what may interest them, he finds himself researching a number of odd things to survive this adult world. Nick Earl shows us the very insecure and sensitive side to a seventeen year old boy as Dan tries to settle in and falls in love.
It is a great story with themes of identity, relationships, coming of age and love.