A faraway island series by Annika Thor

Hello all, this week my review is about a group of stories featuring a pair of sisters from Austria who find safety in the wild coast of Sweden during the Second World War. I hadn’t realised that the child evacuation program they had in those years had extended to different countries until I read this book. Stories of siblings along based on historical events always tug at my heartstrings so I hope you enjoy my review below!

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Awkward series by Svetlana Chmakova

Hello everyone, this week’s review is about another series of books I found. They have something special about them: they are all graphic novels. Set in a typical American middle school, we’re treated to a unique look into the daily lives of a group of tweens. If this has captured your attention because your ‘tween’ will read only graphics, then have a read of this delightful series!

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Posted by John David Anderson

Hi all, this second week’s post features a different middle school and another group of friends. These youngsters, however, are facing difficulties in communication, keeping alliances and more drama than you can imagine. If you like school stories where our heroes have to face a multitude of challenges to find themselves and fit in amongst all the others, then this is definitely for you!! 

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Four more autism tales for you

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed Scarlet Ibis as much as I did. Ever since reading it I have been avidly looking for other reads about autistic kids. I have had the experience of meeting a few in my time but didn’t get a proper chance to get to know them. These reads feature a main character who has autism and details their adventures!! Hope you enjoy reading these books!!

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Some extra titles to enjoy

Hi everyone, I hope you found The Best Man as fascinating as I did. For this extra post I’ve included a few similar stories I had read and collected into my notebooks. These all feature young tweens who identify as either gay or transgender, not just a familiar adult or teacher. As my reading these days expand into different genres I can’t help but notice that there is a rise in LGBTIQ representation within tween and teen fiction. I know some people might find it difficult, but to me these stories are exceptionally well written. So, why not have a go and see what you can learn with these first few titles. 

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We are made of molecules by Susin Nielsen

Hi everyone, this last post for July tells a tale of step siblings, and it is a teen novel. I picked it up, just like I did the last one, because something about the cover spoke to me. So, without giving too much away, if you are the kind of person who likes high school dramas along with a bit of a family story mixed in, then this should be the book you turn to next.

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