The Book Ninja

The Book Ninja 5

by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2018

5/5 Rating 5 Reviews
RRP  $29.99 $23.25

Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons

Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person will do.

It’s not that she hasn’t tried. She’s the queen of online dating. But enough is enough. Inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Street Bookshop, Frankie decides to take fate into her own hands and embarks on the ultimate love experiment.

Her plan? Plant her favourite books on trains inscribed with her contact details in a bid to lure the sophisticated, charming and well-read man of her dreams.

Enter Sunny, and one spontaneous kiss later, Frankie begins to fall for him. But there’s just one problem – Frankie is strictly a classics kind of gal, and Sunny is really into Young Adult. Like really.

A clever, funny and wryly observed story about books and discovering who you really are.

Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
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Simon & Schuster Australia
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Ali Berg

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus are the authors of The Book Ninja, which has sold in 9 territories and been optioned for a film.

Together they began Books on the Rail in Melbourne and their network is now Australia-wide. Ali is Creative Director for the Hedgehog Agency, Melbourne, and Michelle is a primary school teacher. Their second book, While You Were Reading, was published in 2019.

Michelle Kalus

Michelle Kalus is is a primary school teacher and Co-founder of Books on the Rail with Ali Berg.

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  • Interesting

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    Loved the Melbourne and literary links and references - sort of a cross between Bridget Jones' diary and Sex in the City. At times it felt a bit juvenile and unbelievable, but I read it on holiday and it was a light and quick read and OK. Our book group was mixed, but we all agreed that it was something different (that we would not normally select) and therefore worth reading.

  • cute story set in Melbourne!

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    I read this book start to finish in 2 days. It was such an addictive read and a real page turner. The story was super cute and very funny. Loved it!


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    Ohhhh how I loved this book. Hilarious, romantic, witty and so, so bookish. One of my favourites for the year.

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