Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his […]

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Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Blurb: Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing And we couldn’t look outside anymore. Review: There is something frightening and yet ever […]

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Is the Reading in Heels book subscription worth the cost?

I have always wondered if book subscriptions are worth the money. Will I already have the book? Are the products that special? This month, I have decided to find out if subscription service Reading in Heels is really worth the cost. It promises to deliver a handpicked book, plus four to five gifts, through the […]

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Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Blurb: When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life – is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde […]

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Greens

Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She […]

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Review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Alex doesn’t just like ultra-violence – he also enjoys rape, drugs and Beethoven’s Ninth. He and his gang rampage through a dystopian future, hunting for terrible thrills. But when Alex finds himself at the mercy of the state and subject to the ministrations of Dr Brodsky, the government psychologist, he discovers that fun […]

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My favourite summer read: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Blurb: Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her – quite a dishy American, but she’s too frightened to notice – all her secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books […]

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