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Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

Book Reviews 2016 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become… Continue reading ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, ‘The Reason I Jump’ is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida

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‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s… Continue reading ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Bite-Size Corner · Book Reviews 2016 · Fantasy Books · Middle Grade Book Reviews

Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

All is not well at StregaSchloss, home of the bizarre but lovable Strega-Borgia clan. Mum’s attempts to improve her witchcraft skills are failing miserably. Dad has stormed out in a fit of pique. Titus is virtually umbilically attached to his computer. Pandora is seriously bored. And Baby Damp is getting her fat little fingers into… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

Now a major motion picture, discover the beloved Newbery Medal-winning story of Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. Join Jess and Leslie as they form an unlikely friendship and create the imaginary land of Terabithia. There they rule as king and queen, until a terrible tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much he has… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

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‘A Tale of Mist and Shadow’ by M.R. Laver

You are embarking on an incredible journey into a world where great dreams, and terrible nightmares, come true. This is a land where dense mists form twice a day to provide life-giving water for all that live. This phenomenon is known as the Mistfall. A great war between five nations has just ended. An entire… Continue reading ‘A Tale of Mist and Shadow’ by M.R. Laver