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Lord of the Flies Meets X-Men

Advantages: thrilling, captivating, a book for teens
Disadvantages: not for the faint-hearted

‘Gone’ fills the wide gap in the teen reading market. It won’t be a book which gets everyone to start reading, but it’s extremely well written, and surprisingly original for something that has basically combined Lord of the Flies, X-Men, and Stephen King’ ...

Tristan009 08.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Gone - Michael Grant

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Gone in 0 seconds

Advantages: Exciting and absorbing story, interesting premise
Disadvantages: A faster read than I had hoped

Gone by Michael Grant is the first novel in a series which, like many book series, is named after its first novel. It is a young adult novel, something I wasn't actually aware of before I read it. One day, in a Californian town called Perdido Beach, e ...

eilidhcatriona 30.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Gone - Michael Grant

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Gone by Michael Grant - one of the best books that I've ever read

Advantages: Fantastic, original plot and character interaction
Disadvantages: None

Gone is in my opinion one of the best teenage fiction books on the market. Once I had read the first chapter I couldn't put it down! The plot is completely original and never boring or predictable, whilst meanwhile providing enough answers to make it comp ...

acsh1234 06.01.2010 · Read full review
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Annoying book

Advantages: Good subject exploration
Disadvantages: Annoying Main Character, Other characters notr explored enough, bad ending.

The subject matter of this book is a broad and thought provoking one. We start of with a 15 year old boy called Dominic who has an unhappy family life and is trying to please his father but to no avail. He goes on to dicover his origins and the truth abo ...

vivo456 19.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Unique - Alison Allen-Gray

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Northern lights a modern classic

Advantages: The writing
Disadvantages: Not really for the uber religious

A modern classic For years I had been hearing about Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials Trilogy and I genuinely meant to get around to reading them but somehow never did. I was dropping some books off in my local charity shop one day when I seen ...

jipp05 04.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Northern Lights Filmed as The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

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