Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley

Hi everybody, this week’s review post is a teen book. I selected this book and it’s cover for a number of reasons. Mostly because the font used evoked emotions within me that made me think this would be a modern classic… I guess I’ll need you to decide if I’m right or wrong…

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Into the hurricane by Neil Connelly

Hi everyone, this week’s post, as the title suggests, tells the tale of how two teenagers survive a hurricane. This is a book that covers quite a number of dark themes and I would suggest parents and teachers read it first before allowing your teenager. Despite this tiny disclaimer, this is one of those stories that will keep you well awake into the early hours of the morning…

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If only by Adele Broadbent

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a read intended for teenagers; specifically those from New Zealand. However, if you have a tween or teen reader who’s interested in conservation and the welfare of marine animals, then this is a perfect read for them. Why not see if it’s a contender for their TBR lists…

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Circa now by Amber McRee Turner

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a review of a quirky and moving book I found some time ago. The edition I read had a different cover but the story still lingers in my memories. I hope you enjoy this read and getting to know young Circa and her family…

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A quirky series to start with

Hi everyone, this first review post is about a series of books I stumbled into by chance. Without giving away too much; I’d like to say that if you enjoy stories of quirky families, the inner thoughts of a tween and a funky style, this is definitely for you!!

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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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Stealing our way home by Cecilia Galante

Hi there, today’s post features a contemporary story of a pair of siblings facing some troubled times. It’s books like these that keep me grateful for what I do have and opens my heart out to young people who are actually living lives similar to these. Despite the struggles of these characters, their story is one liked reading, armed with a box of tissues!! If you think you’re brave enough, then dear followers, please read on…

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Mira Levenson series by Sita Brahmachari

Hi everyone, this first week’s post features a series of three books I found by chance while looking for something else. One of the reasons I truly enjoyed this trio of books was not just the stunning writing by Sita Brahmachari, but the family she focuses on. If you enjoy a family story like me, then read on!!

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A few extra reads

Hello everyone, I hope you aren’t too upset over the last post. The loss of a mother at any age can be traumatic and unbearably sad. I had read Margot & me after I read quite a few books on losing a mother to an illness of some kind, and in each one, the young daughter’s emotions and experiences are similar. I hope you like these few I found on this theme. Be prepared with tissues! Continue reading “A few extra reads”

A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean

Hi everyone, welcome to the ‘friendly’ month of February. This week’s post features an award-winning author and the title that launched my interest in her writing. If you are a fan of dog stories and the bonds formed with man’s best friend, then this is definitely the book for you!! Continue reading “A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean”