Introduce your Shadow Judging group to the world

Tiger Daughter Created by Mentone Girl's Secondary Grammar, Mentone

What grade/s are you in?

Years 7, 8 & 9

What state is your group located in?

Victoria

What’s one awesome thing about where you live and/or go to school?

Fresh air, diversity, and how our MGSC teachers support their students. Oops, that’s three!

What is your group facilitator’s name?

Megan Tulloch-Nasir

What is your favourite snack food to eat at Shadow Judging meetings?

We eat our lunch and Caramello Koalas during our meetings.

What books do you like to read when you’re not Shadow Judging?

Genres: Fantasy, magical realism, mystery/murder, real-life fiction and science fiction.

Favourite books: Lockwood & Co, anything by Jane Austin or , Eragon, Strangeworlds Travel Agency, Storm Keepers, His Dark Materials, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Nevermore.

What’s one thing you think Australian authors and illustrators need to know about Australian readers like you?

YA is ‘very dark’ for senior-middle grade readers.

What can make a book really good is the build-up of emotions, where the author tries to get the reader to feel specific emotions when reading.

Also:  Author Fiona Wood is guiding us through the judging process by teasing out ideas from the judging criteria. Our first session with her was inspiring.