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Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Synopsis from Goodreads Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even. The lesson: don’t mess with Unity girls. The target: Blondie, a typical Knights stud, arrogant, cold . . . … Continue reading

And back…

After one year of travelling, I am finally back…. and yes, I will be back blogging. Watch this space.

New Blog || New Look.

New Blog || New Look.

So… do you notice anything…. different about me? No, the muffin crumbs in my hair are always there. *looks pointedly at surroundings* Nothing? Nothing at all? *twirls around* Could it be that I have a brand new, shiny, shiny blog? HURRAH. *throws glitter and sets off a few party poppers* Yes, for my birthday my … Continue reading

The Earth Hums in B Flat – Mari Strachan

The Earth Hums in B Flat – Mari Strachan

Synopsis from Goodreads. Every night, 12-year-old Gwenni Morgan flies in her sleep. She leaves the bed she shares with her sister and soars into the night sky, listening to the nighttime sounds of her small Welsh village below. Irrepressible Gwenni — a dreamer full of unanswerable questions and unbounded curiosity — is childlike yet touchingly … Continue reading

Submarine – Joe Dunthorne [And Film Review]

Submarine – Joe Dunthorne [And Film Review]

Synopsis from Goodreads. The dryly precocious, soon-to-be-fifteen-year-old hero of this engagingly offbeat debut novel, Oliver Tate lives in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world surrounding him, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver is stealthily (and perhaps a bit more nervously than … Continue reading

The Welsh Fairy Book – W. Jenkyn Thomas

The Welsh Fairy Book – W. Jenkyn Thomas

Synopsis from Goodreads. The Welsh Fairy Book is a classic collection of Welsh stories and legends. Reprinted many times since its first appearance in 1907, this collection has had a significant influence on peoples’ conception of the nature and content of Welsh folk tradition. W. Jenkyn Thomas’s refined prose and Willy Pogany’s imaginative illustrations are … Continue reading

Mister Creecher – Chris Priestley

Mister Creecher – Chris Priestley

Synopsis from Goodreads. Billy is a street urchin, a pickpocket, and a petty thief. Mister Creecher is a giant of a man whose appearance terrifies everyone he meets. Their relationship begins as a matter of convenience. But before long, a bond develops between these two misfits as they embark on a bloody journey that will … Continue reading

Boys Don’t Cry – Malorie Blackman

Boys Don’t Cry – Malorie Blackman

Synopsis from Goodreads. This is the explosively page-turning new novel for teenagers from the author of the award-winning “Noughts and Crosses” sequence. You’re about to receive your A-level results and then a future of university and journalism awaits. But the day they’re due to arrive your old girlfriend Melanie turns up unexpectedly …with a baby … Continue reading