ARC review – All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor

ALL OF THIS IS TRUE by Lygia Day Peñaflor Published: May 15, 2018 by HarperTeen Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 432 Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even […]

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Book review – Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli Published: April 24, 2018 by HarperCollins Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 368 In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda-soon to be a major motion picture, Love, Simon-we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst. When it comes to […]

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Book review – Clean by Juno Dawson

CLEAN by Juno Dawson Published: April 5th 2018 by Quercus Children’s Books Format: Paperback Pages: 399 I can feel it swimming through my veins like glitter … it’s liquid gold. When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong. Rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only […]

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Book review – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

MILK AND HONEY by Rupi Kaur Published: November 4, 2014 by Createspace Format: Paperback Pages: 204 milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals […]

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Book review – Friend Request by Laura Marshall

FRIEND REQUEST by Laura Marshall Published: July 27, 2017 by Sphere Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 384 When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops. Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty-five years. She was last seen the night of a school […]

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Book review – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas Published: April 6, 2017 by Walker Books (first published February 27, 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the […]

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Book review – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton Published: February 6, 2018 by Disney-Hyperion Format: Paperback Pages: 434 I am a Belle. I control Beauty.  In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the […]

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Book review – The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr Published: January 12 2017 by Penguin Format: Paperback Pages: 303 Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new […]

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ARC review – Relative Strangers by Paula Garner

RELATIVE STRANGERS by Paula Garner Published: April 10, 2018 by Candlewick Pres Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 368 Why is there a gap in Jules’s baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces. Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She […]

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Book review – Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

SCYTHE (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman Published: November 22nd 2016 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Paperback Pages: 435 A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are […]

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