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Book Review: Every Time You Go Away

 

Every Time You Go Away

– Abigail Johnson –

Inkyard Press

Published 5 December 2023

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Abigail Johnson writes the most beautiful stories of resilient characters.  She’s one of my favourite authors. And I’ve always wondered if she would ever write a story with a wheelchair using character, being a wheelchair user herself. She is very clear, this is not autobiographical, but she brings the same depth, heart and beautiful writing style to this story as she has done with all her previous books. I loved every page of Every Time You Go Away.

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Book Review: Lose You To Find Me

 

Lose You To Find Me

– Erik J. Brown –

Balzer + Bray

Published 16 May 2023

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I had really big expectations for Lose You To Find Me. All That’s Left In The World is one of my favourite books, so this second book by Erik J Brown had a lot to live up to. No pressure! It’s a very different book in many ways. Lose You To Find Me is a contemporary novel, a novel of self discovering, of growing up and making big decisions about the future, of food, friendship and first love.

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Book Review: While You Were Dreaming

 

While You Were Dreaming

– Alisha Rai –

Quill Tree Books

Published 21 March 2023

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I think most people of a certain generation would know and love the movie While You Were Sleeping. I certainly do. But even if a younger generation are not familiar with the movie that seems to have inspired the title and premise of this book, they’ll be sure to fall in love with its charming story. 

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Book Review: Aces Wild A Heist

 

Aces Wild: A Heist

– Amanda DeWitt –

Peachtree Teen

Published 13 September 2022

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What a fantastic novel. Aces Wild combines heists and all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, plus behind the scenes of what makes a casino run. You’d be right to think Ocean’s 11, but we also get a fantastic diverse cast and strong friendship themes.

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