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The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

“Hel is … a teen railing against circumstances she is powerless to change, petulant, angry, sulky and despairing” The Monstrous Child is the first YA novel by Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books. The ‘monstrous child’ of the … Continue reading

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FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella

Tone and topic are at odds Kinsella is a great writer and parts of this book are excellent. But other parts are … just not quite right. She’s chosen difficult topics to treat in a jokey way – bullying and … Continue reading

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The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

When Princess Evelyn of Nova accidentally takes a love potion she intended for her boyfriend, she ends up falling in love with her own reflection. The impossibility of her love sends her to the edge of madness and threatens to … Continue reading

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Red Witch by Anna McKerrow

Red Witch starts immediately after the end of Anna McKerrow’s Crow Moon (see my 5-piranha review here), moving over the border from the Greenworld, a corner of England run on ecological principles by witches, to the Redworld, where a war … Continue reading

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Film Review – Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

So you’ve probably noticed a trend here – yes, I go and see a lot of ‘superhero’ type movies because in general, I really like them.  Not so much this one, I’m sorry to say, for many different reasons. A … Continue reading

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Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize Official blurb: Three women – three secrets – one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal. Her mother, Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the … Continue reading

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Trouble by Non Pratt

Originally posted on paisleypiranha:
There’s no mistaking what the trouble is in Non Pratt’s book. On the cover a whole bunch of teeny sperm are swimming for the O in the middle of the title. Right, I thought, that’ll be…

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