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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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Washington Black Review by Ben

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Washington Black Review by Ben

“You took me on because I was helpful in your political cause. Because I could aid in your experiments. Beyond that I was of no use to you, and so you abandoned me.” I struggled to get my breath. “I was nothing to you. You never saw me as equal. You were more concerned that slavery should be a moral stain upon white men than by the actual damage it wreaks on black men.”

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The hate u give by Angie Thomas review by Carolynn

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The hate u give by Angie Thomas review by Carolynn

‘‘A hairbrush is not a gun.’’

“I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.
Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.”

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