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Girl Detached by Manuela Salvi | Book Review

Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 276 Format: Paperback (Proof Copy) Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository *** Goodreads Summary: Aleksandra has issues with her voice. Stress makes her stutter, and her life is one of stress. She can only speak clearly on stage, freed by the words of the character she plays. Then, when Aleksandra… Continue reading Girl Detached by Manuela Salvi | Book Review

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YA Shot Blog Tour 2016 – A Discussion with Lydia Syson

Hi everyone! Today I am delighted to be hosting a stop on the YA Shot 2016 blog tour. YA Shot is a one day festival celebrating UKYA and it is held in Uxbridge in North West London. I popped in last year briefly and it looked amazing, and I am very excited to say I… Continue reading YA Shot Blog Tour 2016 – A Discussion with Lydia Syson

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How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne | Book Review

Genre: UKYA Contemporary Pages: 480 Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd. Format: Paperback Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Despository *** How Hard Can Love Be? follows Amber who we met in the first book in this series Am I Normal Yet?, and who is one of Evie’s best friends. Amber is off to America for the holidays… Continue reading How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne | Book Review

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What makes a ‘Strong Female Character’?

So for as long as I’ve been reading and been active on the internet, I’ve seen the term ‘strong female character’ thrown around a lot by reviewers and readers, particularly within the YA community. And recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what constitutes a ‘strong female character’ and why some character are deserving of… Continue reading What makes a ‘Strong Female Character’?