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Massive – Julia Bell

November 15, 2009

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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 […]

Bog Child – Siobhan Dowd

February 26, 2009

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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 Bailey Game – Celia Rees

December 12, 2008

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This is another of the books that has been recommended to me by my school librarian that is a contender for a book awards taking place in my city. The Bailey Game tells the story of Alex, a girl who is still haunted by the terrible events that happened due to “The Bailey Game”, a […]

Life On The Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuipers

November 23, 2008

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I read this book after it was recommended to me by my school librarian. It tells the story of Claire and her mother who have very few opportunities to see each other due to her mum’s busy job. To compensate, they leave notes for each other, as the title suggests, on the refrigerator door. To […]

No Time For Goodbye – Linwood Barclay

October 3, 2008

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This book by acclaimed mystery writer Linwood Barclay is a stunning journey into the realms of the human mind and shows the true horror of life without a family. Cynthia is a bit of a tearaway and after an argument with her parents, she finds that they have all disappeared without a trace. Twenty five […]

A Company Of Swans – Eva Ibbotson

June 26, 2008

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  Doesn’t every young girl dream of being a ballerina? In A Company Of Swans, to Harriet, it means everything to dance. Those of you who find the art of ballet boring, you wont be disappointed because there is a lot of thought-provoking messages and it tells the hardships of one girl from Cambridge. Harriet […]

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

June 23, 2008

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This small novel is one of John Boyne’s greatest works. Set in WWII  it revolves around a small 9 – yeard old noy called Bruno in Berlin , Germany. He knows little of the war. He hears the myths of savage westerners and ruthless battleships , and the damage that has been dealt during the […]