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Book Review: Trouble by Non Pratt


Trouble by Non Pratt Recommended Ages: 14+ Trouble is the story of Hannah, a funny and easy going fifteen year old, game for a giggle and laissez-faire when it comes to school work. You’ll find her doing her homework on the bus, or hanging out with her best friend at the park. She is a daughter, sister, friend, and she is pregnant. Aaron is the new kid in town, with a past he wants to keep ... Read More »

Review: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

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Friday Brown – Buy it   (aka Friday Never Leaving) by Vikki Wakefield – her website Recommended Ages – 14+ This review was cross posted to Hot Key Books blog for UK Independent Booksellers Week 2013. FRIDAY BROWN is a heartrending new novel by Vikki Wakefield. From the very first page, Friday grabbed me by the hand and pulled me along on the whirlwind tsunami of her journey – a definite contender for favourite book of ... Read More »

Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – buy it by Matthew Quick – his website Recommended Ages – 15+ How would you spend your birthday if you knew it was your last? Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook, introduces us to social outcast Leonard Peacock in this heart in your throat young adult novel. Self-confessed weirdo and terminally sad, Leonard is an eighteen year old high school senior, completely disillusioned with the promise of growing up. ... Read More »

Review: Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger


Raven Girl – buy it by Audrey Niffenegger – her website Recommended Ages: 14+ Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller’s Wife, has written and illustrated a new fairy tale. There once was a postman who falls in love with a raven, and together they have a Raven Girl. The Raven Girl is born with arms and legs, but she longs to fly. Niffenegger weaves fairy tale truisms with modern medicine to bring to life ... Read More »

Review: Agent Colt Shore Domino 29 by Axel Avian


Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29—buy it by Axel Avian—his website Recommended Ages: 13+ Aimee at Arundel Publishing kindly sent me a pre-release copy of this first book in what promises to be a cool series. I went into this eyes-wide-open, even though I feared it was going to be a rip-off of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series—both series featuring a type of teenage James Bond. I was also a little wary of it being as ... Read More »

Review: Hollow Pike by James Dawson

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Hollow Pike – buy it by James Dawson – his website Recommended ages: Age 14+ Lis London is moving to live with her sister in Hollow Pike. She desperately wants to escape from the bullies at her old school in Wales. Haunted by creepy dreams and bad memories, she can’t wait to have a fresh start and let go of the past. But her new school has secrets of its own. Beautiful queen bee Laura ... Read More »