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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 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 quirky and uplifting love letter to books, friendship and soulmates.

Film rights have been optioned.
 
Praise for The Book Ninja

‘A funny, quirky read with a fantastically book-ish flavour.’ Kelly Rimmer, bestselling author of Before I Let You Go and The Things We Cannot Say 

‘I could not put The Book Ninja down. It’s so very Melbourne … It’s young and funny, and very modern. It was written very beautifully.’ Carly Findlay OAM, author and activist
 
‘Great read! Highly recommend. Original idea and really well written.’ Chyka Keebaugh, The Real Housewives of Melbourne

‘Hilarious, heartwarming, amazing.’ Pip Drysdale, bestselling author of The Sunday Girl and The Strangers We Know 

‘An unbelievable love story in a very believable world. It was funny, sad and so, so relatable. I loved every page!’ Sophie Dillman, Home and Away
 
‘A light hearted, quirky romance’ Herald Sun

‘A delightful, funny read’ Good Reading

‘A clever, loveable book that is to be enjoyed. Maybe even hugged’ Better Reading

'This was a fantastic five star read for me and a great breath of fresh air. Read it with a cheeky glass of wine and then share it with your bestie.’ Crazy Book Lady, Instagram
 
‘This book celebrates the joys of reading anything from childhood classics to YA and onwards. Ah my bookworm heart is all excited just thinking. About my old faves plus the potential of future reads.’ What Jane Read, Instagram

‘Still looking for love online? Forget it. The Book Ninja is the only thing a modern girl needs in her dating toolkit.’ Sharon Krum, journalist and author

(c)Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

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.
See www.booksontherail.com

(c)Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

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.
See www.booksontherail.com

‘A light hearted, quirky romance’

– Herald Sun

‘A delightful, funny read’

– Good Reading

‘A clever, loveable book that is to be enjoyed. Maybe even hugged’

– Better Reading

‘A funny, quirky read with a fantastically book-ish flavour.’

– Kelly Rimmer, bestselling author of Before I Let You Go and The Things We Cannot Say

‘I could not put The Book Ninja down. It’s so very Melbourne … It’s young and funny, and very modern. It was written very beautifully.’ 

– Carly Findlay OAM, author and activist

‘Great read! Highly recommend. Original idea and really well written.’

– Chyka Keenbaugh, The Real Housewives of Melbourne

‘An unbelievable love story in a very believable world. It was funny, sad and so, so relatable. I loved every page!’

– Sophie Dillman, Home and Away

'This was a fantastic five star read for me and a great breath of fresh air. Read it with a cheeky glass of wine and then share it with your bestie.’

– Crazy Book Lady, Instagram

‘This book celebrates the joys of reading anything from childhood classics to YA and onwards. Ah my bookworm heart is all excited just thinking. About my old faves plus the potential of future reads.’

– What Jane Read, Instagram

‘Still looking for love online? Forget it. The Book Ninja is the only thing a modern girl needs in her dating toolkit.’

– Sharon Krum, journalist and author