The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Hello everyone, welcome to this first post in this wintry month of July. Since this month is a mixed group of reviews, I thought I’d start off with a contemporary adventure type story. If you’re after something that tackles a range of themes and issues then you might enjoy this as much as I did…

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Hi everyone, welcome to the last post for May. This week’s review post features a teen read that kept popping up on all sorts of book lists when I was researching this month’s theme. With mature themes and content, this is one of those that will surely be tagged as a ‘Modern Classic’!! Have a read of my review below…

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Adult reads vs Adapted Younger Reads

Hi everyone, I hope this month of February is treating you better than me. Having to endure some health issues over the last month or so has left me a bit behind in preparing my posts. So, please forgive me if the next few posts seem to have less body to them. In saying that, this week I’ll be discussing the advantages of reading adaptations of adult books more suitable for younger readers.

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Ten realistic reads for today’s tweens

Hi everyone, this week’s post will discuss my next favourite genre, Realistic or Contemporary Fiction. These stories will also take you on a journey of a different nature; one into the lives of tweens today. Be prepared with either tissues or a handkerchief when you read these…

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A few extra teen reads on grief and loss

Hi everyone, this extra post this week will give you another couple of teen reads on the loss of a loved one. I found these titles by accident to be honest, and I realised only after I’d read them the powerful message they both conveyed. I hope you can find these exceptionally written stories.

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My thoughts on grief and loss

Hi everyone, this week’s post will be a personal story from chapters in my life where I have had to deal with grief, loss, and learn to live again. I hope you read this with an open mind as I don’t think of myself as someone who’s had to struggle much but has enough life experience to have learned this lesson quite young.

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Be light like a bird by Monika Schroder

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes us to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where we meet a young girl and her mother. To be honest, even though the loss of her father is strong here, this story has a bit of everything your typical middle-grader might go through. Have a read, see if you and tween like it…

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