The best part of being a book blogger, without exception, is the people I’ve met who I wouldn’t otherwise have; and Clay – owner of Bouquiniste and author of 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze – is without a doubt one of the nicest people I have met in the background of my blog. On my way back to Sydney after a birthday break in Broughton Vale, I visited Bouquiniste – the lovely bookstore café in Kiama that Clay owns – and he was kind enough to give me a signed copy of his then-soon-to-be-published YA novel 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze. And although it took me a few months to read it; As with many things in life, the wait was worth it.
100 Notable Achievements From Xander Maze Book Review
While YA isn’t a genre I enjoy reading, as Clay mentioned in my podcast, 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze has been read and loved by a wide variety of book lovers. and I knew as soon as I started that I would join the ever-growing group of enthusiastic fans. The perfect lockdown reading that offers a much-needed dose of nostalgia, urgency, and escapism – and since I have more time to read than ever before – I spent a sunny Saturday afternoon curled up in my window seat, bewitched by the charming story of Xander Maze; a young boy in search of his nana’s life.
100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze is a heart and hope filled story that will appeal to anyone who has ever been a teenager as the book guides readers into a time of first kisses, first jobs, fear and agony of teenage years and so much more. Against the backdrop of Sydney, I loved this book so much: the humorous yet moving storytelling; the bewitching cast of characters; and the absolute love and adoration that Xander has for his beloved Nana.
100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze Full of Soul and Spirit is a beautiful literary proposition and a perfect reminder of why we should all look beyond our usual reading limits for our next best read.
100 Notable Achievements by Xander Maze from Clayton Zane Comber Summary
Xander Maze loves lists, and his grandmother is number 1 on his list of the People I Love Most. But now that Nanna has stage 4 cancer, can a new list of 100 notable accomplishments really save her life?
Especially if his list has tough things like # 2 Make a Friend and # 3 Make a Best Friend.
Funny, moving and with a protagonist you can easily fall in love with, 100 remarkable achievements by Xander Maze
# 1 Heartbreaking
# 2 heartwarming
and a book about how to face the odds, not accepting the unacceptable, and a boy’s unconditional love for his Nanna.
Buy 100 Notable Masterpieces from Xander Maze from Book Depository, Amazon, or Amazon AU.
Find out which eight books Clayton Zane Comber would take to a deserted island here.
Clayton Zane Comber Author Bio
Clayton Zane Comber is a writer from the south coast of NSW who has held many different roles including lawyer, optical dispenser, club DJ, creative writing teacher, and saxophonist in a Chinese restaurant. He received his MA from Sydney University before studying in the UK and completing his Masters in Creative Writing from Oxford University with Honors. In 2017, Clayton’s diverse roles led him to open the Bouquiniste Bookstore Cafe Wine Bar, where he is a licensee, book curator, occasional DJ and head dishwasher. His debut novel Shooting Stars was published by Odyssey Books in 2011.
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