Mischa & the Bird
Ru Jenkins has lived two lives for as long as she can remember. In one life, there’s high school, a new friend no one else likes, and the most popular guy in Year 7. In her other life, there’s Arkie, who has always been there for her. Ru believes it’s the simple things in life that are the best. But things get complicated when her choices at school start to push Arkie further away.
In this charming story about friendship, love and recognising what matters most, Amy Han reminds readers that 'being cool' is mostly about being yourself.
Published: 2011 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 104 | ISBN-13: 978-0-9803897-3-9
“What a wonderful book! I fell in love with Ru – her sensitivity and her integrity. I love the honesty of the writing and its precision and how [Amy has] so beautifully captured the internal and external world of a 12 year old. I never got to read anything like it when I was a teenager and I wish I had because it would have helped me enormously. I know it will be a real gift for readers of that age especially, as it now has been for me.”
Sue Saliba, Author
“Ru is charming; a perfect mix of insightful and slightly daft. Early on the plot feels as aimless as a sunny Saturday with no fixed plans, and we drift along with Ru quite happily, but the pace steps up when Ru faces some tough choices. Ru Dreaming is a gorgeous, easy read for 10-13 year old girls who like Cathy Cassidy and Marianne Musgrove.”
Emily Gale, Author & Bookseller at Readings Carlton
“The suspense kept me asking, ‘What’s going to happen next?’ and had me flicking through the pages to the very end. If people read this, I’m sure they’d love it too, and I’d recommend it to all my friends. It has a moral that says, “You don’t have to be cool to be cool. To be cool, you be yourself.” Caitlyn, 10
There was a fieriness in his eyes that made me want to back down. But so far, this had been a night of not being afraid. Of taking chances. So I was just going to come out and say it. Even if it meant he stormed off on me now and never wanted to speak to me again.
When Jess met Ollie, her parents had just split and her only real purpose in life seemed to be being the wing-girl for her best friend, Tina. She wasn’t looking for a boyfriend, or even a boy-friend, or even someone to talk to. She definitely wasn’t looking for a boy with personal issues that could get them killed.
But sometimes it’s the things you aren’t looking for that are the ones that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Published: 2014 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 130 | ISBN-13: 978-0-9803897-5-3
“This book is a great read with the combination of action, a little romance, and then just some weird and wacky stuff. It shows us that not everything is as it seems and even the seemingly gentlest souls can have a bad side if put in the wrong situation. I personally found this book very fun but also realistic – the characters could be related to. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone as it is a great read, but probably mostly to my friends about 15-20 years.”
“It all happened so quickly and dramatically. When I was reading it, I felt like my heart was about to jump out through my throat! To me, Breaking Jumps is a story about having the chance to have a new beginning in love and life. I would really recommend the book to people who have a past that they can’t let go of, and people who are currently standing on a turning point in their lives.” Daphne, 16
“Breaking Jumps appealed to me and the world around me, and I can imagine it would appeal to others in my generation. I really liked the incorporation of parkour. This is an engaging story and I would recommend it to boys and girls between the ages of 12-18.” Zach, 15
“I liked Breaking Jumps because it was funny, realistic and filled with tension. The story was very fast-paced which made the book super exciting. I liked that both Ollie and Jess are not perfect because no one is perfect and I hate books where the characters are absolutely flawless. I would totally recommend this book for everyone I know.” Vanessa, 14
A Trip To Somewhere Else
It was a pretty crazy thing, what she was doing. Crazy - or just stupid? Was there a difference?
Boy meets girl under a giant tree.
Girl has heart broken by another boy.
A young mother ponders the stories trapped in walls.
Girl takes a trip to Somewhere Else.
In this tiny collection of linked stories, Amy Han raises the big questions about life, love, and the true meaning of 'following your heart’.
Published: 2012 | Format: E-Book | Pages: 31 | ISBN-13: 978-0-9803897-4-6
"Amy Han brings together the intertwined lives of a few characters at differing stages in life to create a cute and intriguing world, with personal stories and dilemmas that we can all relate to in one way or another. Definitely worth a read." Mike, Goodreads Member