Michelle from the wonderful The Writing Hufflepuff has so many wonderful tags up on her blog it’s hard to pick one to get doing. As this year is the 20th anniversary of the release of the very first Pokemon game, this tag seemed like a good one to start off with. I loved Pokemon as a young girl, my brother and I would come home from school every day and watch the show on TV, then really piss each other off by deleting each other’s saved game on our copy of Leaf Green.
One of my favourite YA books, and the first I ever read, was Candy by Kevin Brooks. I’ve made no secret of my love of it here.
This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book for review from the publisher as part of a blog tour run by Neverland Blog Tours. This has in no way affected my thoughts on the book, nor the outcome of this review.
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for 25 years isn’t her biological father.
Some of the best books are those written more than 100 years ago. They’ve been adapted into films and TV shows across the last century, but sometimes it’s just best to go back to where the magic all began.
The language in the books may be a little old fashioned, but don’t let that put you off – these are among the best books you’ll ever read.
They’re also perfect if you’re taking part in any reading challenge where you need to read a book older than you, or over 100 years old.
Challenge criteria: A book that intimidates you.
All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…