Book review: Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Summary: Lucien is very ill, he has cancer. Lucien soon realises that he is a ‘Stravagante’ and he can travel between worlds with the help of a talisman. In the other world (Bellezza) he isn’t ill and stuck in bed all day, he’s fit and well. Set in sixteenth century Bellezza inspired by modern-day Italy, this is a story like no other!

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TV Series Review: White Collar

White Collar: Matt Bomer (Neal Caffery) & Tim DeKay (Peter Burke).

White Collar: Matt Bomer (Neal Caffery) & Tim DeKay (Peter Burke).

I recently discovered USA Network’s show White Collar. Created by Jeff Eastin, lead roles played by Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay. The series is about a con artist and forger and thief Neal Caffery (Matt Bomer) whose karma finally catches up with him and he is captured by the FBI.

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Book review: Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson

Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson

Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson

Summary: When Vicky is hit by a car her death has a huge impact on everyone’s lives especially Jade her best friend. Jade is devastated but that isn’t the end of it, Vicky comes back as a ghost, refusing to let Jade move on. For a while that’s alright with Jade but soon she realises she needs to make her own decisions and new friends.

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Awaiting death

She sat aimlessly waiting for the courage to ascent the upper staircase leading to the garret story of the house. Every night her mind sub consciously dwelled on this vision repeatedly. She sat overlooking the silent lane and the beautiful grounds in front of her. Mesmerised as the warm summer breeze tenderly caressed her pale skin, like a mother kissing her child.

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Wounded Stereotypes

Working hard to be best,

Donkey, overworked, no rest,

No bruises, blood or lies

No screaming, hurting cries.

How did you manage?

Weight of the world, carried it yourself,

You still do, nobody believes us,

But it’s true.

Homeless, no food, abandoned,

Fuck society, why should we care?

Too young when it happened,

It wasn’t even fair.

Still branded, insecure,

No man, you survived,

You wounded stereotypes

We’ve only just arrived.

*My poem got published on the Coventry Words Online!

I’m not loving this Twilight…

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, my opinion of the Twilight series isn’t very high.  The writing style I must admit very flatly that my 13 year old sister could do a better job of. The plot is anything but original and frankly it’s awful. I say this with no remorse, and only the deepest manners bestowed within me keep me from using much meatier words than ‘awful’ to describe this series.

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