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Review: Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman

About the book: Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But … Continue reading

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Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

“the moment I began to read, the very first page, Marlon’s voice caught me” SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 COSTA BOOK AWARD Sixteen-year-old Marlon Sunday is a good boy. He’s studying hard for his exams and he doesn’t do drugs or … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Pushing Perfect

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Never Evers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

  “Perfectly pitched comedy for younger teens”   Never Evers is the story of Mouse, a 14-year-old girl, who has returned to her former school after failing to make the grade at ballet school, and Jack, also fourteen, and the … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize When David Piper was six, he told his class that what he wanted to be when he grew up was a girl and the school bully is never going to let him forget … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – Under My Skin

This is something new at Paisley Piranha, but I read the blurb for this book and immediately wanted to read it. So we’re delighted to take part in Xpresso Book Tours’ cover reveal of Under My Skin by Laura Diamond. Official … Continue reading

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Forever by Judy Blume

So let’s assume you’ve never heard of Judy Blume (who are you? where have you been?). Judy Blume is an American author who is probably most famous for her books for children and teens, although she has also published novels … Continue reading

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