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    Mini reviews: Bully for You by Dawn Porter and Magpie Soup by Dave Cousins

    So on World Book Day there was an app released for many devices which featured a few YA authors short stories. I downloaded the app and when I couldn’t sleep a few nights again thought I’d try a couple of the stories, here are my thoughts.  Magpie Soup by Dave Cousins: It’s Mum’s funeral today. Dad’s completely lost the plot and just tried to go out without his trousers on. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Mum didn’t want a house full of sad people trying not to cry. Which is why I made some alternative arrangements of my own. . . This story was about a girl who…

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    Mini Reviews – Into the Woods by Stacey Whittle and Orange by Neil Gaiman

    Orange – Neil Gaiman This short story was one of those available to read on the World Book day 2012 iPhone App. It is written in the form of answers from some sort of interview; however the reader doesn’t know what the questions are. The Girl answering, Jemima, is talking about some experiment her mother, the inventor of a well known brand – Stuffed Muffins (TM)- was working on to create coloured blowing bubbles that didn’t splutter dye once popped when her younger sister, Nerys, fake tan applying extraordinaire, uses some orange dye on her skin which rakes over her mind and Nerys tries to set out on ruling the…