‘I Was Here’ – Gayle Forman

“I failed her in life. But I won’t fail her in death.”              Cody and Meg were supposed to be best friends forever until forever was cut short when Meg left Cody stranded after taking her own life. Cody thought she could handle life without Meg but starts to unwind as she starts to stumble upon…

‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee

“Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.” The deep south of America in the 1930s was very different to the world we live on today. In those days, the south was split into two opposite groups, white people and black people. Racism was a huge dilemma in the 1930s, with separate schools, churches and even neighbourhoods…

‘UP POHNPEI’ by Paul Watson

“Up Pohnpei” is the fictionalised true story of the struggle of two Englishmen to become international coaches. Paul Watson excellently paints a vivid picture of his great adventure to the tiny Micronesian island of Pohnpei. Pohnpei has a large toad infestation, one of the wettest climates in the world, no funding what so ever and…

‘Own Goal’ by Tom Palmer

Danny loves supporting his local team, City FC. So when everyone starts supporting the Italian team Forza FC, Danny is angry. His club is in jeopardy and needs their support. Danny decides to investigate the sudden popularity of the new team starting with Forza’s billionaire owner (Salvatore Fo) but that’s when the danger really kicks…

The Hunger Games – by Suzanne Collins

 “May the odds be ever in your favour”. The Hunger Games is a thrilling book written by Suzanne Collins. Katniss Everdeen lives in district 12 and unfortunately has to volunteer for the annual hunger games, the Capitol’s form of sick enjoyment. Katniss will only be able to return to her family and her “friend” Gale…

Starring Kitty – by Keris Stainton

There is this moment when you start reading you just know your going to love that book! “Starring Kitty” is a book written by Keris Staiton; this book is beautiful, warm, kind, romantic and just an utterly special book to have. This book centres on a group of three friends who enter a film –…

‘Jessica’s Ghost’ by Andrew Norris

Is Francis a normal boy? Francis has never had a friend like Jessica before… Who is she, why can he see her? Jessica’s Ghost written by Andrew Norris is a moving and beautiful book by a master storyteller, about the power of friendship to shine a warm light into dark places. Apparently he is the…

FANGIRL BOOK REVIEW

Cath and Wren are not your typical teenage twins. They love fanfiction, especially Cath!  She writes fanfiction and has thousands of fans following her. In this teenage humour ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell, Cath and Wren the twins from America are thrown into life’s big challenges. They start college and begin to find their own paths.…