Review: Goose by Dawn Porter

Challenge criteria: A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

Blurb:

It’s a year and a half on from Paper Aeroplanes, and Renée is now living with her Aunty Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she’ll ever find ‘the One’ – someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

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Schools I’d Love to Attend

September always means one thing in my house – back to school. When both of your parents teach for their money, it’s quite hard to think of anything else in that time. Almost the whole month of August was filled with stationery (which is probably where my lifelong love of stationery stems from) and school book lists.

With Harry Potter’s son Albus starting school today (yes, it’s been 19 years since the Battle of Hogwarts), I had a think about some fictional schools K wish I was attending. If I had been to one of these schools, I think I would have liked going back to school a whole lot more than I actually did.

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Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness 

Challenge criteria: A book with a story within a story.

Blurb:

What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

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Review: We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

Challenge criteria: A book about an immigrant or refugee

(Disclaimer: This review is based on the ARC, which is slightly different to the published version.)

Blurb:

Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.

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