• Book Review

    Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds – Illustrated by Chris Priestley 

    Will knows The Rules. He knows that when someone you love gets shot there are three simple rules to get through the days. So when his brother Shawn is shot and killed, Will gets on them straight away.  Rule number 1 – no crying. Not a single tear. Rule number 2 – No Snitching. Not to the police, your mum or anyone. Rule number three – Get Revenge. Find the one who pulled the trigger and pull one right back at them.  So will jumps in the elevator and presses L. L for Loser. L for Lobby. L for a Long Way Down. Can Will’s journey to street level change…

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    Killing Rachel – Anne Cassidy

    ***Please Note, Killing Rachel is the second in the Murder Notebooks series and this review may contain slight spoilers for the previous book, Dead Time***“Rose was hiding. It was dark and cold and she was in a shop doorway staring at two people across the road. The street was busy and a stream of people passed without noticing her, wrapped up against the cold night air.” Rose and Joshua are still looking for their parents. Since their disappearance five years ago they know a number of things, but the police are still telling them that their parents are dead, the case is closed. But when Rose is contacted by a…