Five Fascinating Epistolary Reads for Tweens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, welcome to July’s first post. In order to showcase the different titles I’ve read, I thought a booklist would be the best way to set it out. So, get ready for some interesting epistolary novels for kids to enjoy!!

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A teen read with a twist

Hi everyone, I hope this month hasn’t flown too fast for you all!! Down here in New Zealand we’re entering the colder side of winter now. In case you’re wondering, no, the characters in the book reviewed this week didn’t have to endure a winter, mostly because they’re from the US where it would be summer anyway!! So, if you like summer and teens…and hoping it’s a beach-themed fun read…well… I can’t guarantee much, but it will surely get you thinking!!

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More graphic reads for girls

Hello all, I hope you enjoyed this week’s post about the adventures young Sunny got up to. This extra post features a few similar graphic reads about some smart, funny, and brave girls. I hope you enjoy these titles…a few have even won awards!!

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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Hi there, this last post for the month is a mystery read that had me captivated at every page. It was also one of the few books I had managed to take out from my library before New Zealand went into lockdown in March so I ended up reading it at least three times!! See what you think…

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Sure signs of crazy by Karen Harrington

Hi everyone, I am starting this post on the assumption that everyone has either read the book To Kill a Mockingbird by renowned author Harper Lee or watched the movie with dreamy-eyed Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. If you haven’t, I suggest you go find the book or movie and get that out of the way first!! If you already have, then that’s awesome!! Onwards then my fine friend.. 

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Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway

Hi all to this last week of January! This week’s post takes us back over to England and we meet a pair of young girls as they embark on a summer friendship with some intriguing twists and turns. If that has piqued your interest, then you better read it and find out for yourself!! Continue reading “Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway”

A collection of summer stories

Hi everyone, I thought I would write an extra post to marvel at the many wonderful summer reads that are out there. With each passing year I found that the summer stories I have read teach me something new and open my eyes to another amazing facet of our humanity. These eight titles listed below show not just what summer feels like to me, but what I enjoy reading when I’m on holiday. I hope you feel the same way!! Continue reading “A collection of summer stories”

Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai

Hi everybody, welcome to another week of summer book reviews!! For me, growing up, summer meant going back home for holidays to Sri Lanka to see my extended family. My siblings and I share some fond memories of those years and the connections we made then fostered the relationships we have as adults. Well, I think so anyway! This next book is about a young girl’s travels to South East Asia to learn more of her roots. I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I did!! Continue reading “Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai”

Half a chance by Cynthia Lord

Hi there, this third week we will be hopping back over the Atlantic to experience a summer in New Hampshire instead. I know that technically summer in the northern hemisphere falls during the middle of the year, but the American summer stories are full of so many awesome adventures and the characters in these books I’ve read give an extra element to the meaning of summer. This next story is not however a typical summer camp story but of a summer of changes for one young girl. So sit back and enjoy this award-winner of a tale! Continue reading “Half a chance by Cynthia Lord”