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Book Review: Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simone Howell, Fiona Wood

Take Three Girls is the book you want your teenagers – regardless of their gender – to read. In today’s world of easy vitriol sprayed online, teenagers need the strength to overcome hatred and not become one of the horrible trolls. This book discusses that and more. It deals with the unlikeliest of friendships, org More ›

Book Review: Shtum by Jem Lester

‘Shtum’ means silent, non communicative. It is also Jonah’s most obvious trait. Jonah, the book’s little protagonist is autistic, but not in the Rainman kind of way. He loves Marmite and lashes out when he can’t have it. He loves bubble baths and running around in the backyard naked. He is unpredictable and unable to properly communicate with those around him. Shtum by Jem Lester follows the life of Jonah and his family – his father Ben, grandfather Georg and mother Emma. In this honest, heartbreaking, and sometimes funny tale, readers see More ›

Book Review: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

How did 16-year-old Romy Silvers end up all alone in outer space, on the way to Earth II? Even the premise of the book alone is intriguing. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James starts off with a news story of the biggest space project the world has ever seen: NASA has sent off The Infinity – with a team of the smartest people on Earth – to Earth II in a bid to guarantee the survival of humankind. But something horrible happens on the way to Earth II, killing all the passengers on board except for Romy – the only human ever born in oute More ›

Book Review: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend The headline says Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend is set to be a worldwide phenomenon, and after reading the book, it isn’t hard to see why. The author takes you deep into the amazing world of Nevermoor – so deep you don’t ever want to leave. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow More ›

Book Review: Tell It to the Moon by Siobhan Curham

Four girls. One moon. A friendship that will last a lifetime. Tell It To The Moon is the second book in the Moonlight Dreamers series by Siobhan Curham. It follows the life of four teenage girls—Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose—all dealing with their own life crises of different magnitudes. They call themselves the Moonlight Dreamers. Although I haven’t read the first book, it isn’t hard to follow what the four protagonists went through to band them together so More ›

Book Review: Party Girls Die in Pearls by Plum Syke

It’s 1985 and Nancy Drew is surrounded by the cast of Clueless. Wait, no. It’s Ursula Flowerbutton’s first day at Oxford where she is about to start her journey as an undergraduate among the rich and elite. Ursula is a middle class girl in the midst of, More ›

Book Review: Indelible by Adelia Saunders

There is a lot of praise for this debut novel by Adelia Saunders and they’re not wrong. Indelible is an interesting journey into the lives of its three ma More ›

Book Review: The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy

What if you could talk to your loved ones from beyond the grave? Not through hoax séances and fake mediums, but through a real organisation, with real results? Would you reach out to your dead partner, son, or daughter? Eurydice, or Edie, works as a Body with the Elysian Society. More ›

Book Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

To say that the book The Other Einstein is heartbreaking would be an understatement. Reading it felt like watching your house burn down – you know it’s not going to end wel More ›

Book review: The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes

I didn’t want this book to end, just so you know. It was one of those books where the main character grabbed me in the first chapter. Then, I didn’t want to let her go. The Fall of Butterflies is about Willa, a small town teenage girl from What More ›

Book Review: The Skin Palace by Jack O’Connell

Enter the world of pornography as you follow the protagonist in Jack O’Connell’s new novel, The Skin Palace. Sylvia Krafft is one of those people with very little in life. She never knew her father and when her mother died, she More ›

Book Review: Songs That Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas

This book is for those who dare to dream. And who set out to achieve those dreams. Songs That Sound Like Blood is the sto More ›

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