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The Darkest Minds - Book Review

Advantages: Great read
Disadvantages: none

...I discovered this book while browsing through a small little book store during my holiday to Canada. All I can say is why did I never hear about this book sooner because I absolutely loved it! Even if the end did leave me heartbroken and itching for more. ...

dragon747 20.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

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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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Do boys cry??

Advantages: Amazing all round
Disadvantages: Nothing

About the book Boys Don’t Cry is a YA novel by Malorie Blackman. It was published by Doubleday Childrens (Random House) on 28th October 2010 and is 320 pages long. Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy for review. Plot Seventeen ye ...

linzee_loulabelle 19.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman

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Challenging Stereotypes On Every Page

Advantages: Incredibly thought provoking, well written, deals with many teen issues and male perspective
Disadvantages: A graphic and violent scene means it may not be suitable for younger or sensitive teens.

Seventeen-year old Dante is waiting for a delivery that will change his life. But rather than the A-level results he's anxiously awaiting, his ex girlfriend turns up with a baby. Surprised after not seeing her for more than a year he's a little annoyed, b ...

Rhiana 14.11.2010 · Read full review
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See a different side to teenage parenthood

Advantages: Challenges your preconceptions and stereotypes with excellent writing and characters
Disadvantages: Difficult aspect to the storyline

I've been really excited about reading this book for awhile. I love Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series and I adore this cover. I think the idea of teenage parenthood told from the father's point of view is a really wonderful concept and the new ...

clovery 16.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman

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