Book Review – Everything Everything

Everything Everything / Nicola Yoon / Corgi Books / 2015 / ISBN 9780552576482 / 306 Pages / Young Adult

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Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. Continue reading “Book Review – Everything Everything”

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Book Review – Before I Fall

Before I Fall / Lauren Oliver / Hodder & Stoughton / 2010 / ISBN 9781473654785 / 344 Pages / Young Adult

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They say to live every day as if it is your last – but you never actually think it’s going to be. You always thing you’ll have more time. Continue reading “Book Review – Before I Fall”

Book Review – The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited / Becky Albertalli / Penguin Books / 2017 / ISBN 9780141356112 / 336 Pages / Young Adult

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Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than to be hurt. Continue reading “Book Review – The Upside of Unrequited”

Book Review – Juliet’s Answer

Juliet’s Answer / Glenn Dixon / Affirm Press / 2017 / ISBN 9781925475012 / 250 Pages / Memoir

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Nursing a broken heart, Glenn Dixon sets off to the home of Shakespeare’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in search of a cure. Continue reading “Book Review – Juliet’s Answer”

Book Review – Hartley’s Grange

Hartley’s Grange / Nicole Hurley-Moore / Arena Books / 2016 / ISBN 9781760295059 / 300 Pages / Fiction

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In one short day Lily Beckett’s life falls apart when she loses her dream job in fashion and finds out her boyfriend is having an affair. Totally devastated, she ends the relationship and flees the city. Continue reading “Book Review – Hartley’s Grange”

Book Review – Wanderlost

Wanderlost / Jen Malone / HarperTeen / 2016 / ISBN 9780062380159 / 316 Pages / Young Adult

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Aubree Sadler can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talking into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe. Never mind that Aubree has never left the country, or that the tour company still thinks they’re getting exceptional Elizabeth and not train-wreck Bree. Continue reading “Book Review – Wanderlost”

Book Review – A Quiet Kind of Thunder

A Quiet Kind of Thunder / Sara Barnard / MacMillian Children’s Books / 2017 / ISBN 9781509810987 / 307 Pages / Young Adult

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Steffi doesn’t talk. Rhys can’t hear. They understand each other perfectly. Continue reading “Book Review – A Quiet Kind of Thunder”

Book Review – The Witch’s Tears

The Witch’s Tears / Katharine and Elizabeth Corr / Publisher / 2017 / ISBN / 408 Pages / Young Adult

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Can true love’s kiss break your heart…?

It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Just ask Merry. She’s drowning in textbooks and rules set by the coven, drowning in heartbreak after the loss of Jake. But Merry is not the only one whose fairy tale is over.

Big brother Leo is falling apart and everything Merry does seems to push him further to the brink. And everything that happens to Leo makes her ache for revenge. So, when strangers offering friendship show them a different path, they’d be mad not to take it…

Some rules were made to be broken, right? Continue reading “Book Review – The Witch’s Tears”

Book Review – Hannah’s Gift

Hannah’s Gift – Lessons from a Life Fully Lived / Maria Housden / Bantam Book / 2003 / ISBN 9780553381221 / 222 Pages / Biography

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In a lyrical narrative, both moving and unforgettable, Maria Housden shares the transformative lesion in living she received from her three-year-old daughter Hannah, who brought courage, honesty, and even laughter to her struggle with cancer. A remarkable story, remarkably told, Hannah’s Gift will bring comfort to anyone touched by loss, and renewed faith in the power of love. Continue reading “Book Review – Hannah’s Gift”

Book Review – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns / Kendare Blake / 2016 / HarperTeen / ISBN 9781509804559 /  406 Pages / Young Adult

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn a set of triplets is born; three queens, all equal heirs to the crown, all possessed of a coveted magic. Mirabella, a fierce elemental, can spark hungry flames with the click of a finger. Katharine, a poisoner, is known to be resistant to the deadliest of snake bites. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is rumoured to have the ability to bloom the reddest of roses. But becoming the Queen Crowned is not just a matter of royal birth. These three sisters must fight to the death for the throne, and on the night they turn sixteen the battle begins. Only one queen can inherit the crown. Whose side are you on?

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Book Review – Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Two by Two / Nicholas Sparks / 2016 / Grand Central Publishing / ISBN 9780751550030 / 482 Pages / Romance

Russell Green has it all: a loving family, a successful career and a beautiful house. But underneath his seemingly perfect world, cracks are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when the life he took for granted is turned upside down. Finding himself single-handedly caring for his young daughter, while trying to launch his own business, the only thing Russ knows s that he must shelter his little girl from the consequence of these changes. As Russ embarks on this daunting and unexpected new chapter of his life, a chance encounter will change him to find a happiness beyond anything he could ever have imagined.  Continue reading “Book Review – Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks”

Book Review – Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Our Chemical Hearts / Krystal Sutherland / 2016 / Penguin Books / ISBN 9780143573906 / 313 Pages / Young Adult

Henry Page has never been in love. The slo-mo, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been on the cards – at least not yet. Henry’s too busy trying to get into a semi-decent college and become editor of his school newspaper, a dream three years in the making. The rest of his spare time he spends with his best friends, Lola and Murray, playing video games and advising them on their own sordid love lives. Then he meets Grace Town, the elusive new girl in school, who wears oversized boys’ clothing, walks with a cane, rarely seems to shower, and is hiding crushing secrets. She’s hardly who Henry expected his dream girl to be, but when the two are chosen to edit the paper together, sparks fly. After all this time, Henry’s about to learn firsthand just how disastrous the road to first love can be – and that sometimes it’s the detours that end up mattering much more. Continue reading “Book Review – Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland”