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    I’ll be Home For Christmas – a YA Anthology

    Supporting homeless charity Crisis, this collection of short stories explores the lives of a number of young adults as they venture into very different Christmases. I have enjoyed reading short stories more and more since having Spike. I don’t have the time to commit to a book in full anymore and short stories give me the ideal reason to pick up a book for 10 minutes. This is why I thought I’ll be Home for Christmas was the ideal thing to read over the Christmas period last year. It features a number my favourite authors; Cat Clarke, Non Pratt and Juno Dawson. As well as a couple I’ve been meaning…

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    Read Me Like A Book – Liz Kessler

    “Where’s your best friend when you need her?  I mean, seriously.  It’s Saturday night and here I am in Luke’s front room with his sister, Zoe, and a bunch of his mates, listening to a rock band blaring about how we’re all going to die, and watching a couple of lads do something that I think is intended to be dancing but looks more like they’re being slowly electrocuted.  Oh, and did I mention? It’s my birthday.”  Ash’s 17th year is meant to be full of fun and laughter before she has to think about what the future holds and what to do with her life. But nothing is ever…

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    This Book is Gay – James Dawson

    “Lesson one  Sometimes men fancy men  Sometimes women fancy women  Sometimes women fancy men and women  Sometimes men fancy women and men  Sometimes people don’t fancy anyone  Sometimes a man might want to be a woman Sometimes a woman might want to be a man Got that? It really is that simple.” This Book is Gay takes all the myths and prejudice surrounding the notion of gender identity and sexual orientation and tells it how it is. The Queen of Teen James Dawson shows how all human beings are confusing creatures and how not everyone wants, or needs, labels to be who they really are. This book will have you…

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    Cover Reveal: Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton

    Hello! Today I wanted to share with you the amazing cover for Keris Stainton’s newest book Starring Kitty. This will be the first of a new trilogy focusing on a group of friends, each book zoning in on one particular girl from the group. In this first book Kitty and her friends enter a movie making competition, battling to first place with the queen bees of the school who pretty much hate them. While this is all going on Kitty is keeping secrets from her friends and falling in love, with another girl. If you wanna know where the story goes from there you best get the book when its…

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    Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan

    “You can’t know what it is like for us now – you will always be one step behind.  Be thankful for that.  You can’t know what it was like for us then – you will always be one step ahead.  Be thankful for that, too.  Trust us; there is a nearly perfect balance between the past and the future. As we become the distant past, you become a future few of us would have imagined.” Harry and Craig were a couple. They are not anymore but they remain friends. That is why one summers day they decide to take on the world in the only way they can think of;…

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    Movie Review: G.B.F

    So I was approached by Egmont to review their book Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and in association a movie from Peccadillo Pictures called G.B.F. I liked the sound of what they wanted to do, promote movies and books with LGBT themes in order to raise awareness and acceptance for LGBT individuals so I agreed to have a watch and a read.  First up was G.B.F, which if you haven’t guessed stands for Gay Best Friend. Its about Tanner, a seemingly average high school student who is well and truly in the closet, his best friend Brent who is quite stereotypically gay and is planning a full blown coming…

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    A Kiss in the Dark – Cat Clarke

    “I saw here before she saw me. It was better that way. I watched her looking for me, craning her neck to see over the crowds. Trying to match the faces in front of her against my profile picture. That was all she had to go on. No bigger than a passport photo and you couldn’t even see my face properly. Half turned away from the camera, fringe flopping down over my eyes. It was one of the only photos of me I didn’t hate. She must have liked it too, I guess.” When Alex and Kate start chatting on their favourite bands online forum there’s an instant attraction. Their…

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    Countdown to Far From You – Tess Sharpe Review and Giveaway

    “It doesn’t start here. You’d think it would: two terrified girls in the middle of nowhere, cowering together, eyes bulging at the gun in his hand.  But it doesn’t start here.  It starts the first time I almost die.”  Sophie has almost died twice. The first time she was fourteen, driving in Mina’s brothers truck without a seatbelt on. It left her scarred and in constant pain. The second time she is with Mina again, but this time Mina doesn’t make it. Sophie was addicted to her pain meds but she kicked the habit. Now with Mina dead and her murderer having planted those same drugs on Sophie everyone thinks…

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    Geography Club – Brent Hartinger

    “I was deep behind enemy lines, in the very heart of the opposing camp. My adversaries were all around me. For the time being, my disguise was holding, but still I felt exposed, naked, as if my secret was obvious to anyone who took the time to look. I knew that any wrong action, however slight, could expose my deception and reveal my true identity.” Russel is gay. He assumes he is the only gay person in the whole of Goodkind High School. That is until he meets another Goodkind student in an internet chat room. The other student just happens to be star baseball player Kevin and the pair…

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    Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan

    “9.00 p.m. on a November Saturday, Joni, Tony and I are out on the town. Tony is from the next town over and he needs to get out. His parents are extremely religious. It doesn’t matter which religion – they’re all the same at a certain point and few of them want a gay boy cruising around with his friends on a Saturday night. So every week Tony feeds us bible stories, then on a Saturday we show up at his doorstep well versed in parables and earnestness, dazzling his parents with our blinding purity. They slip him a twenty and tell him to enjoy our study group.” Paul and…