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Vox by Christina Dalcher

  Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has…

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Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo

1942. The south of France. In the unique landscape of the Camargue, a young autistic boy, Lorenzo, lives among the salt flats and the flamingos. There are lots of things he doesn’t understand – but he does know how to…

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Boy Underwater by Adam Baron

Cymbeline Igloo (yes, really!) has NEVER been swimming. Not ever. Not once. But how hard can it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready. What he’s not ready for is…

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One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M.McManus

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the…

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Despite their differences, Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris, while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their child. But when the Second World War breaks…

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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Joe hasn’t seen his brother  for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons: Ed is on death row. But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him,…

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Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh has been on my destination wish list for a really long time and this summer I finally got to visit. With its medieval Old Town, beautiful views and a plethora of historical tourist attractions, this famous city did not…

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While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green 

One, two, three… Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to one hundred during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter Ella is gone. Disappeared without a trace.  The police, the media and Lisa’s family all…

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My Life as a Bench by Jaq Hazell

Ren Miller has died aged seventeen and yet her consciousness lives on, inhabiting her memorial bench by the River Thames in London. Ren longs to be reunited with her boyfriend, Gabe, but soon discovers why he has failed to visit.…

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The Memory Game by Sharon Sant

‘If there is a hell, I think maybe this is it.’ Weeks after fifteen-year-old David is killed by a speeding driver, he’s still hanging around and he doesn’t know why. The only person who can see and hear him is…

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The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

  Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal…

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The Kite Runner at Wyndham’s Theatre

Since its publication in 2003, ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Housseini has sold 31.5 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for both the big screen and the theatre. I am sure anyone who has seen it will agree that…

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Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right? Wrong. Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he’s going to make it happen. If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there,…

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Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one’s ever looked past her weight to see who she really is. Since her mum’s death, Libby’s been hiding, but now she’s ready for high school. I want to be the girl…

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

  Intelligence. Integrity. Courage. Wisdom. These are the qualities a Receiver of Memory must have. And one more, but not described. The Capacity to See Beyond. Jonas lives safely within the community, a place where there is no war, no…

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