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REVIEW Release by Patrick Ness

“For me, Release doesn’t hit that high Patrick Ness mark” There are two stories in Patrick Ness’s new book, Release. There’s the story of one terrible day in Adam Thorn’s life when all the relationships in his life suddenly distort … Continue reading

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REVIEW Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

“a book you’ll reluctantly put down when it’s way past time to put the lights out” Libby Strout is starting high school. She knows she’s going to be the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. She’ll be the … Continue reading

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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

“an indulgence to curl up with on a rainy day” After the death of her beloved wild-child aunt, Ginny receives a package. Inside is a bundle of blue envelopes, numbered one to thirteen. The letters – each to be read … Continue reading

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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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Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

“Glorious, and gloriously satisfying” For generations, the job of Riverkeep has been passed on from father to son in Wulliam’s family. In a few week’s time when he turns sixteen, it will be his turn. But he’s not sure that … Continue reading

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

“a book that celebrates the strength and capability of women” Here is a book that defies all that anyone ever told you about writing for children and makes you wonder why anyone made that stuff up in the first place. … Continue reading

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The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“Utterly beautiful … deliciously tense” I found myself utterly seduced by the beauty of this book – the silhouette on the cover, part girl, part island, the maps on the inner pages, the decorated pages. This is a book upon … Continue reading

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