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The Lucky One
Review of The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks by louisechackett

Advantages: easy to read, good characters, love story
Disadvantages: none for me really

...Sparks books after I read The Notebook. I have built myself up a bit of a collection now as I got some for Christmas last year and I have been taking my time working my way through them. The one that I have just finis ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
good review by katie22008m

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05.06.2014 09:06
A Curious Kidnapping
Review of Touch & Go - Lisa Gardner by gothic_moon

Advantages: Engaging, well-written, keeps you guessing
Disadvantages: None per se for me

...I was eager to give Touch & Go a read when I came across it in the library. I wasn’t disappointed as this proved to be an engaging and intelligent read that kept me turning the pages. On the cover we’re told this ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
VH.x by Wee_Jackie_163
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02.06.2014 11:46
Daddy's Girls
Review of This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash by hiker

Advantages: A good idea decently plotted
Disadvantages: The different voices aren't distinctive enough

Easter Quilby is twelve years old. She and her sister Ruth are in a children's home. Not so long ago they woke up to find their mother slouched across the bed, dead. Drink and drugs and a hard, sad life had finally got to her, or maybe her body just ga ... Read review

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Hmm. Doesn't sound appealing. by brokenangelkisses
VH. R. by RICHADA
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01.06.2014 18:24
Why it's a sin to Kill a Mockingbird
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by brokenangelkisses

Advantages: strong moral messages conveyed in a realistic story with well-rounded characters
Disadvantages: readers really need to be aware of the context to fully appreciate some elements

Not all books repay rereading; this one does. Harder Lee's 1960 novel is considered a masterpiece of American literature - it won the Pulitzer Prize - and has been part of the school curriculum in America and the UK for many years. Disliking the public sc ... Read review

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very interesting by rolandrat123
the rating didn't 'stick' the first time by jesi

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31.05.2014 23:46
A book that has inspired generations. A universal classic.
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by crazyomon

Advantages: An inspirational story told through some great characters. Deals with some serious issues.
Disadvantages: None that I can think of.

...And, a father who wants to teach his children the difference between good and evil, a father who wa ... Read review

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I would have liked to have given this an e - but this has nothing specific to the 50th edition. = which I considered buying despite having an older copy. What makes this edition special? by Marge3781
Ambiguous content and incorrect detailing. by 1st2thebar

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31.05.2014 19:56
(01.06.2014 14:48)
A mockingbird that will live forever.
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by robjak

Advantages: Unable to put it down
Disadvantages: Want to read straight away immediately after

...best known novels ever written, To Kill A Mocking Bird. She was born in 1926 in Alabama where she studied law as a young adult. It was her childhood that inspired her to write this novel which ... Read review

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Almost an "E" ;) by LiveMusicLoverLyn
@1st2thebar: It is, it's the current GCSE book that they were examined on in May 2014 ;) by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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31.05.2014 12:37
Could this bee the start of something good?
Review of The Honey Guide - Richard Crompton by Essexgirl2006

Advantages: Interesting protagonist, good location
Disadvantages: Confusing plot

The Honey Guide is a crime novel by Richard Crompton. Crompton is a British journalist who has been living in Kenya since 2007. The Honey Guide is his debut novel and is the first, in what Crompton no doubt hopes, in a series featuring his detective Mol ... Read review

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informative by rolandrat123
vh by anonymili
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31.05.2014 10:36
To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition is an Inspiration
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by zoyaaa

Advantages: Fast-paced, teaches a good lesson, great literature, great characters, realistic
Disadvantages: not acceptable for all ages

...which had a universal lesson. To Kill A Mockingbird is usually forced upon students during their school life. Even thoug ... Read review

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Book reviews aren't suppose to have spoilers. Nothing on the 50th Anniversary edition. by 1st2thebar
Welcome to Ciao, will re-rate if edited by EurekasLaw

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30.05.2014 19:16
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Psychological Thriller
Review of The Devil's Waltz - Jonathan Kellerman by sympatic

Advantages: Gripping read
Disadvantages: Best to read the earlier ones first.

...books. Most of these feature the Los Angeles child psychologist Alex Delaware who occasionally consults for the Los Angeles Police Department alongside his close friend De ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Good read by mumsymary
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30.05.2014 09:52
A very special read.
Review of Fractured - Dani Atkins by lorriellah

Advantages: A very special read, very moving, great paced, brilliant characters
Disadvantages: none

I finished reading this book an hour ago and just have to start my review of it right away. I only began reading it three days ago and I absolutely devoured it. It was a case of not being able to go to sleep, reading well into the night as I wanted to kee ... Read review

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Sounds like a great read. by Kukana
Great review xx by sweetdaisy

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29.05.2014 16:59
Dan Brown's Inferno - Typical Dan Brown thriller
Review of Inferno - Dan Brown by aditya1783

Advantages: Great time pass
Disadvantages: Surprising yet disappointing ending

...long distance. Therefore I bought Inferno by Dan Brown right before my 24 hour train journey began. I got exactly what I expected from Dan Brown's thriller. This guy brings twists in the s ... Read review

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I find his books a bit too similar to each other, but can see it'd be a good way to while away some time. by brokenangelkisses
A good choice for a long journey :) by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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28.05.2014 13:50
The ultimate law story of the 20th Century
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by EurekasLaw

Advantages: This is a central key text to all young people seeking to explore growing up, beautiful but sad
Disadvantages: She only wrote the one book

...Lee quotes Charles Lamb where to states that; Lawyers, I suppose, were children once Atticus Finch speaking to the court clearly articulates, "This is a case that should never have come ... Read review

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Awww this brings back memories of reading this in school! by MsTricia
A classic book by Essexgirl2006

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26.05.2014 19:56
(01.06.2014 15:06)
If Chandler Had Lived in Essex...
Review of East of Innocence - David Thorne by hiker

Advantages: Great story telling
Disadvantages: None - it shouldn't work - but it does

What's the difference between God and a lawyer? The man sitting across the desk from me, eyes fixed on my face, doesn't look like he'd appreciate the punch line. Terry Campion wouldn't even understand the punch line, but then his lawyer, Daniel Conne ... Read review

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Chandler did, of course, live for a while in south London. by torr
sounds a good read by mumsymary
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26.05.2014 17:12
The Last Resort - It Really Was...
Review of The Last Resort - Carmen Posadas by anonymili

Advantages: Nice idea if it had worked
Disadvantages: Difficult to stay tuned till the end

The Last Resort is a mystery novel mostly set in Morocco written by Carmen Posadas and originally published in 1996 with the first UK translation available in 2005. The English translation was done by Kristina Cordero. ~*~Plot Summary~*~ Rafael M ... Read review

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I'm not sure that I find the premise interesting anyway, which means there is nothing appealing at all! by brokenangelkisses
Nice review by wazza115
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26.05.2014 11:04
Utter Joy
Review of Joyland - Stephen King by Borg

Advantages: A well told tale
Disadvantages: None

There is no introduction needed for Stephen King, as I am sure you have heard of him. For those who haven’t, he is the multi selling author of many books; in fact he has sold over 350 million and many have been adapted into movies and TV, most notably Th ... Read review

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Super read. by Absinthe_Fairy
Good review. by CelticSoulSister

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26.05.2014 09:15
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