Archive | July 2014

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Are You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a gentle tale of a family overflowing with love. Justine and Perry are sister and brother – twins. They have their fair share of problems. Mum left years ago. Dad, who has been a sole parent for most of the […]

The Fault in Our Stars (aka TFiOS)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve read all of John Green’s books (except An Abundance of Katherines) and this is my least favourite. Look, I liked it, it was OK, but the whole time I was reading I knew I was being manipulated. As an adult […]

Edsel Grizzler

Voyage to Verdada by James Roy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Edsel Grizzler’s life is pretty miserable. His parents treat him like a baby, wrap him in cotton wool, and protect him from the world. So when Edsel finds a mysterious egg-shaped object in the junkyard of his mate, Pete, Edsel throws caution to […]

Loyal Creatures

Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Morris does this just so very, very well. Historical fiction seems to have become his forte. This work follows the classy, timeless appeal of The Once Quartet by exploring the particular slice of history that is World War I and infusing it with love, […]

The Diggers Rest Hotel

The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin My rating: 3 of 5 stars A patchy start – this is the first in the Charlie Berlin series – as I felt like I’d been dropped into the the second or third book in the series. No intros, no lead up, just Bang! Dumped into the story. […]