27 March 2016

Review: The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky is an easy to read YA novella set in a Sydney girls's school in 1960s. 

Eleven girls and their teacher Miss Renshaw take an unplanned excursion outside the school grounds one sunny day, and their teacher strangely disappears.

With an eerie feeling like that in Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, The Golden Day is eerie in a subtle way, although Australian author Dubosarsky doesn't attain the giddy heights of Joan Lindsay in her execution.

This novella is well-written with a mystery to excite YA readers and is suitable for middle grade readers too.

My rating = ***

Carpe Librum!

P.S. I won this copy of The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky in the Australia Day blog hop in 2015, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

3 comments:

Brona Joy said...

I read this when it first came out - I enjoyed the haunting mystery feel but felt it list its way a little towards the end. Was it a ghost story or not?

http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/golden-day-by-ursula-dubosarsky.html?m=1

Thezadoo Thezadoo said...

Thanks

Tracey said...

Thanks Brona, I agree with you on the haunting elements, but not sure about the ending. A little too ambiguous for me I think, probably why I only gave it 3 stars.