Hello all, this week’s post takes us into the mind of a unique young girl. She’s someone who has cerebral palsy but has a personality much bigger, and smarter mind than anyone I had ever known. If this is enough for you, then have a read of my review!!Continue reading “Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper”
Hello all, this week’s post features an extremely brave young girl and the family who supported her through the diagnosis of a brain tumour. This story was one I found profoundly moved me as it was based on actual events that happened to the author’s own daughter. Biographical fiction such as this one always leaves a lasting impression on me. I hope it does the same for you!Continue reading “Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris”
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!!Continue reading “Four more autism tales for you”
Hello everyone, this first review for September comes from a title that moved me to tears at every page. The relationship between the young siblings is one that will always stay with me. The younger sibling is autistic in this story, and on reading it I gained more insight into the condition. I hope this title moves you the way it did me.
Hello all to the spring month of September!
This month’s posts feature books about young heroes. Not your typical comic book superheroes or those who save the world from mythical monsters or evil secret societies. These are young kids who have overcome some sort of illness, medical condition, or are living with a form of disability. I chose this topic for an extremely personal reason this month.Continue reading “Special heroes this September”
Hi all, this last title caught my eye some months ago as it had the words ‘travel’ and ‘diabetes’ in the description. I felt myself drawn to it as diabetes runs in my own family and as a result I find myself thinking twice about the things I eat and my lifestyle. Although I have my own raft of health issues; they become quite insignificant compared to the trials faced by the author of this book. So, if you or someone you know is facing a serious illness, have a read of this memoir if you need some inspiration.Continue reading “The Insulin Express by Oren Liebermann”
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.