• Book Review,  Reviews

    Every Day – David Levithan

    “I wake up.  Immediately, I have to figure out who I am. It’s not just the body – opening my eyes and discovering whether the skin on my arm is light or dark, whether my hair it long or short, whether I’m fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred of smooth. The body is the easiest thing to adjust to, if you’re used to waking up in a new one each morning. It’s the life, the context, of the body, that can be hard to grasp.” Every day A wakes up in a new body. A is neither male nor female, as A doesn’t have a body. A is a…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The School for Good and Evil – Soman Chainani

    “Sophie had waited all her life to be kidnapped. But tonight, all the other children of Gavaldon writhed in their beds. If the School Master took them, they’d never return. Never lead a full life. Never see their family again. Tonight these children dreamt of a red-eyed thief with the body of a beast, come to rip them from their sheets and stifle their screams. Sophie dreamt of princes instead.” Sophie and Aggie are best friends. If it weren’t for Sophie, Aggie wouldn’t have anyone other than her cat. The other children shun her because she’s different, they think she’s a witch. In the girls’ town, once every four years,…

  • Uncategorized

    Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

    “‘Honestly, Mrs Hadley,’ said Maggie McGregor, wiping her eyes. ‘That sense of humour of yours will be the death of me yet!’ Jasmine Hadley allowed herself a rare giggle. ‘The things I tell you, Meggie. It’s lucky we’re such good friends!’  Meggie’s smile wavered only slightly. She looked out across the vast lawn at Callum and Sephy. Her son and her employer’s daughter. They were good friends playing together. Real good friends. No barriers. No boundaries. Not yet anyway. Callum and Sephy had grown up together, known one another for years. Until Callum’s mum got fired from her housemaid job at the Hadley household. But that didn’t stop them from…