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Late Eclipses
Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire

The fourth October Daye novel. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series then this review […]

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the […]

Year of wonders
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young […]

The Ransom of Dond
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Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, […]

The Ghost Bride
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Li Lan is seventeen. Her mother died of smallpox when she was very young, her father was so scarred by […]

More Than This
More Than This by Patrick Ness

Seth is drowning. He isn’t going to survive, there is no out for him. He drowns. But death is not […]

The hunger games

Ever since Katniss’ father died in a mining accident she has been the one to take care of her family. […]

Touch

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Stephen has returned home to take up from his stepfather as pastor. He has also returned in time to sit at his dying mother’s bed side. He knows she is dying and is writing her eulogy, but at the same time remembering his past, as well as the stories and legends that grew up surrounding his grandfather Jeannot.

Zentner’s debut novel is a slow, atmospheric retelling of those childhood memories interspresed with Stephen’s musings on his current situation and relationships with his family members.

Swamplandia!

ISBN: 9780701186029 Our mother performed in starlight. Ava Bigtree lives in Swamplandia! with her family. They wrestle alligators in front […]

Myths about suicide

What do you think when you hear that someone has committed suicide? Many probably wonder why? and then begin to speculate. Some will accuse the suicide victim of being selfish, or cowardly and not being able to live. But for Joiner these responses are not answers. They are myths. He has researched this topic at great lengths, and he also has personal experience, as his father committed suicide. As did his maternal grandfather. In this book he lists the main myths that people use to try and explain suicide, and then he debunks them.

I kill giants

It was a time of darkness where the cities of the damned were stacked high with the bones of fallen heroes.

Barbara Thorson doesn’t need career day. She already has a career, that of giant-killer. She tells her teacher and class this fact, for some reason they don’t believe her. She’s regarded as a freak. And is friendless as school, until a new girl shows up while Barbara is out setting giant traps. They slowly become friends, but things don’t really improve for Barbara. Her father is absent. Her sister out at work all day, and then stressed, and a bad cook. And her mother…

Big Fish [based on book]

This a wonderfully easy film. Easy to watch, easy to enjoy but I also found it easy to forget I’d […]