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The Whole of My World

The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars Waaaaaa! I’ve finished it. Want more! Ok. So that is the sort of review that you write at 1.30am. This is the review you write the next day. The Whole of My World revolves around three things: football – Australian Rules; […]

The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud My rating: 4 of 5 stars Set in present day London, The Screaming Staircase is narrated by Lucy Carlyle, who is a ghost hunter. For almost fifty years the country has been under the weight of the Problem – ghosts and spectres who are unable to rest, and who […]

25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction « terribleminds: chuck wendig

25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction « terribleminds: chuck wendig. Chuck Wendig is right on the money here – especially Number One!

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Graveyard Book has possible the best opening paragraph – ever.How Nobody Came to the GraveyardThere was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.The knife had a handle of polished black bone, and a blade finer and sharper than any […]

The Lost Thing

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sublime!Everyone knows that the very best books are made into movies (except for some of them) so it is no surprise that The Lost Thing animated short won an Oscar in 2012.A gentle story of a boy and the Lost Thing, who can’t […]

Shiny, shiny, right there behind me…

Originally posted on Worth Reading? Worth Sharing!:
The Shiny Guys by Doug MacLeod My rating: 5 of 5 stars To echo some other reviewers of this novel – wow. This was not what I was expecting at all. Doug Macleod has penned a very sophisticated and involving story indeed. I was totally captured by the…