All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All The Bright Placs by Jennifer NivenAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – has been compared to The Fault in our Stars by many people. But it is not. This book shows how resilient and fragile teenagers are. A book that seriously addresses: suicide, bipolar and depression. Every page your turn in this book could be a moment of someone’s real life and that is never forgotten throughout. If you are used to Disney endings this is not a book for you. 

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New Beginnings In Thanatos

“LAILA, LAILA HELP ME! PLEASE I DON’T WANT TO DIE!!”

Screams echoed around the room. Realising they were mine I closed my hand tightly over my mouth. I was drenched in sweat, though the room was cold. Shuddering I untangled myself from the messy sheets. I opened the window. The darkness felt suffocating, a perilous abyss. They were out of my reach.

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking For Alaska by John Green

I’ve wanted to read this novel for a very long time! It’s all over those pretty post pictures on Tumblr and there are comments underneath about how life changing this novel is. Well I finally conformed, gave in and bought ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green.

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger

This book isn’t for everyone, full of coloured language, brutal reality, some very depressing moments and dark humour. It’s a book quite like Marmite, you either love it or you don’t. Narrated by a 17-year-old rebel, Holden Caulfield, who is to be kicked out of another boarding school the story begins. 

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Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield

Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield

I really enjoyed this book but after the hype of the love story ended in my mind and the book came to a close, I realised that in fact there was nothing authentic about it. It’s filled with a classic storyline of man and women falling in love except this was set in Afghanistan under bombs and guns and no walking on the beach holding hands in the afternoons.

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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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