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    Riot – Sarah Mussi

    “Troubled Families ‘Have Too Many Children’  Sky News 2012  Mothers from problem families should ‘feel ashamed.’ They are damaging society and should stop getting pregnant, according to a senior government advisor.  Louise Casey, the Prime Minister’s troubled families’ tsar, has said it is time for the state to intervene. They cost the taxpayer an estimated £9bn in benefits, crime, anti-social behaviour and health care, and one fifth of them have more than five children.” With overpopulation becoming a problem the UK government are proposing a new bill. Every girl of school leaving age who has no guaranteed job prospects or further education plans will be forced into sterilisation. Tia sees the…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#73)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  A Midsummer’s Nightmare – Kody Keplinger New Kody Keplinger! WOOO! I loved The Duff and this is bound to be just as good. Its about a girl whose Dad seems to have forgotten she exists and has built up a new life without her, with a new girlfriend who happens to have a son around the same age as her – and…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Siege – Sarah Mussi

    “The Before Time  In the time before the shooting I was Leah Jackson, sixteen years old. I used to wish my life was different. I had one brother of thirteen, Connor; one six-year-old sister, Sally. N dad. Not one I’d met, anyway. A mum with depression.  In the before time, I took care of everyone.” Leah hears the gunshots, they sound like popcorn popping. Sat in detention she knows no difference, until she hears the pounding footsteps in the corridor and see the two boys run into the room, shooting Miss Carter straight through the head. She does what anyone would do, she runs. Along with Anton she runs as…