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King of Rabbits Review by Cassie Schifano

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King of Rabbits Review by Cassie Schifano

From the first page of this impressive debut novel, I was drawn into the dark world of Kai. A boy from a family ruled by drugs and petty crime that live on a council estate in Somerset.

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The humiliations of Alex Wheatle- Review by Carolynn

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The humiliations of Alex Wheatle- Review by Carolynn

No-one warned me how much I would laugh throughout this book. It is laugh out loud funny with perfect comic timing, combining hilarious slapstick with a moving story about the trials of getting through teen life. Hats off to Alex Wheatle.

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Not so pure and Simple- Review by Carolynn

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Not so pure and Simple- Review by Carolynn

“I'd told the truth. That shouldn't be wrong, but the truth could be a weapon depending on who used it.”

A book that explores masculinity, sexuality, religion and friendship, this story was full of surprises.

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The children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi review by Carolynn

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The children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi review by Carolynn

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

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The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Review by Val

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The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Review by Val

“She imagines the cocoa brown of Nnedi's eyes lighting up, her lips moving quickly, explaining that riots do not happen in a vacuum, that religion and ethnicity are often politicized because the ruler is safe if the hungry ruled are killing one another.”

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