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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by ‘own voices’ author Anna Whateley is a powerful novel for older readers.  It explores a character who is neurodivergent as she goes through a difficult year of change.  It is a moving story that encourages

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/01/2020

Sick Bay by Nova Weetman is a delightful novel for Middle Years’ readers about the unlikely friendship that develops between two girls who meet in the school sick bay. They are both at the point in their lives when they

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/05/2019

Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award, We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is an achingly beautiful YA novel about the power of friendship, loss, grief and family secrets. We recommended it for our older readers. Graphic Book Review

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/02/2019

Girl Running, Boy Falling by Kate Gordon is a contemporary YA coming-of-age novel dealing with teen issues which will best suit our older readers (15+ yrs). Teen life has been expertly portrayed by the author and difficult topics are explored with understanding and

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Stories That Matter

Date Published: 26/06/2018

Stories That Matter is a discussion about contemporary realistic YA novels that deal with big issues like mental health, sexuality and self-discovery. It poses the question of whether we should shelter our students from these novels or use them to

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/05/2018

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman is a heartwrenching, poignant, contemporary YA novel about three very different teens who are lost, but who together find their way. It deals sensitively with some big issues that our older readers

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