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Massive – Julia Bell

November 15, 2009


This emotional and brilliantly well written book by Julia Bell provides an alternative take on a topic very important to our society: eating disorders. This book addresses the issues teenagers have today with their weights. Obesity has hit the news hard, with celebrities like Jamie Oliver getting involved, and we have become a nation ruled […]

Dear Readers

August 27, 2009


Hello, I’m Eilidh, the recently elusive creator of The Book Blog. This post is an apology, an apology for forgetting about what was and still is a great project. I have no real excuse, to be perfectly honest with you all. School has been more challenging certainly, but I have still found time to get […]

Bog Child – Siobhan Dowd

February 26, 2009


Siobhan Dowd’s new novel, Bog Child, is a twisting tale that takes us from Drumleash, in 1981, right back to 80 AD. In this inspiring story about first love, politics and family bonds, we follow the lives of 18-year-old Fergus, and Mel, the child he discovers hidden in a bog. Mel troubles Fergus’ dreams, and […]

The Colour Of Magic – Terry Pratchett

November 11, 2008


This exciting novel is the first journey we take into Terry Pratchett’s bizarre Discworld series. With over 20 books in the series, each one is as thrilling, witty and laugh-out-loud as the next. The book follows the odd travels of the even odder companions Rincewind and Twoflower. Rincewind is the wizard who just couldn’t who […]

The General – Robert Muchamore

September 13, 2008


In the latest installment of the child spy series by Robert Muchamore, the CHERUB kids travel to Las Vegas where they are involved in a dangerous war game. We get a closer look at the Ukrainian training instructor Kazakov who is called up to head battle against the American battalion. The main character James and […]

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

August 29, 2008


  If you haven’t read this book, you have not lived! It’s a vampire romance, and I love it.   When Bella’s Mum gets remarried, she decides to move back in with her dad, to give Renee and Paul some space. She arrives in Forks, a seemingly dull town but how dull can a town […]

POINT BLANC – Anthony Horowitz

August 9, 2008


  This is he second installment from Anthony Horowitz’s series about the reluctant boy spy, Alex Rider. It all kicks off when two millionaires are killed in what appear to be horrible accidents, but MI6 suspects foul play. The only connection between the two deaths is that both their sons go to Point Blanc Academy, […]