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Stick Your Neck Out

Advantages: Sweet, sad and funny. All at once.
Disadvantages: Possibly a little too much bad language for younger readers

Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" deserves every piece of praise it received, as a children's novel with plenty to interest older readers and a wonderful way of portraying Asperger's Syndrome through its narrator, Christoph ...

Soho_Black 02.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Ostrich - Matt Greene

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What is a Baby Really Worth?

Advantages: Addresses important and contemporary issues
Disadvantages: The reader can feel a bit manipulated and preached at

Simran Singh’s back again ‘Origins of Love’ by Kishwar Desai is the second of her books featuring the social worker and super-sleuth Simran Singh. It’s the third that I’ve read since I’ve taken her books out of order. Her first novel, ‘Witness the Nig ...

koshkha 22.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Origins of Love - Kishwar Desai

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Love and death in Stalin's Russia

Advantages: Fascinating setting in terms of place and time
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of loose ends

All men are equal - but some are more equal than others 'One Night in Winter' a group of teenagers who love poetry – and adore the dead writer Pushkin – dress up in costumes and go out in the streets to play ‘The Game’. Shortly after two of them lie d ...

koshkha 09.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of One Night in Winter - Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Something brilliant is happening in Oz

Advantages: wraps up a lot of story lines, a great conclusion to the series
Disadvantages: here's where the story ends. In theory.

Wonderful My pile of books to be read is a being unto itself. It grows and shrinks and grows again. Sometimes it will shout at me to read something, other times it subtly whispers dirty things in my ear till I give in and grab the next book. One ...

ryanando 28.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Out of Oz - Gregory Maguire

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Out of Nowhere

Advantages: Characters, setting, idea, challenging
Disadvantages: Nothing really

About the book Out of Nowhere is a young adult book by Maria Padian. The book was published on 12th February 2013 (10th February 2015 in the UK) and is 352 pages long. I received an ebook for review through NetGalley. Synopsis Tom Bouchard t ...

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Review of Out of Nowhere - Maria Padian

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