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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Teen Books - The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

'The Other Side of Truth'
Two gun shots. Two gun shots that changed everything for Sade and Femi, that changed everything for their families, that changed their entire lives... One day Sade was preparing for school in Nigeria; the next her mother was dead, she was travelling to England under a false identity and in more danger then she ever imagined. But when she finds herself abandoned and lost in the centre of London, will she ever find truth?

This was a powerful book with a message to give. After reading this book I understood a lot more about the emotions of refugees and political sufferers. I understood more about what challenges people face, even when they manage to flee. After reading this, you realise the truth must be told, whatever the cost.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Teen Books - Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks

'Martyn Pig'
When you accidentally kill your own father it means nothing but trouble, heart break, guilt and confusion. But when a whole lot of money is involved, everything becomes ten times worse...

Martyn never meant to kill his dad, it just happened. But unsurprisingly after being left as an orphan, calling the police was the last thing on his mind. It seems all he has is Alex, the girl next door. Alex, the girl who helps dispose of the body and accidentally tips Dean off about Martyn's inheritance. Martyn thinks she'll be right by him. But with her crazy ambitions and wild ways, will greed get the better of her?

Martyn Pig was one of the best books I read this month. It takes an experience not many people understand, and turns it into a book that touch's most peoples hearts. This book is true to life and shows complex emotions in a way everyone can learn from. Incredible.


This is Naomi, making an entrance!
I hope to give this blog a new edge, from a different point of view!

I do not read nearly as much as Fiona, however I'll review on other teen pleasures.

Short first post- more to come!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway

'Butterfly Summer'
Recently I was given a proof copy of Anne-Marie's 'Butterfly Summer'. Here's my thoughts...

Things have always just been Becky and her mum, she's never known any other way. But when her mum's job draws them back to Oakbridge and its beautiful butterfly garden, secrets are uncovered. Something is very wrong and the only clues Becky has is an old photo. Is it possible for your past to haunt you?

I loved this book! The topics were relatable to today's teenagers and true to life. I can't wait to find out what happens between Becky and her dad.... I hope there's a sequel. This book kept me reading all night, five stars from me!