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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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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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Kissing the Rain by Kevin Brooks

Advantages: An interesting voice in YA that deals with bullying both in school and during a murder trial
Disadvantages: Poor spelling and grammar, over use of capitalisation and an ending that is a tad annoying

I found it quite difficult to find my place with this book. I knew that it would be difficult to read based on the subject matter but to go along with the bullying and getting caught up in a murder trial, there is also the issue of the main character's po ...

clovery 18.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Kissing the Rain - Kevin Brooks

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