One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★★

One Of Us Is Lying is a Young Adult crime thriller novel that tells the story of five stranger students at Bayview High, who enter a detention together but by the end of the hour one of the students is dead. Throughout the novel we follow the four remaining students in the aftermath of the student's … Continue reading One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★★

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The Nation’s Favourite Children’s Poems ★★★★½

This poetry collection, produced in 2001, is a collection of famous, well-loved children's poems by many well known authors, selected by Spike Milligan. Having received this book for Christmas when it first came out I had many of the poems read to me when I was extremely young, and have also reread it multiple times … Continue reading The Nation’s Favourite Children’s Poems ★★★★½

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ★★★★½

Swallows and Amazons is a wonderful, well-loved children's classic following the four Walker children during their family summer holiday to the Lake District in 1929. John, Susan, Titty and Roger are given permission by their mother and a telegram from their father to use the farm's boat, Swallow, to sail out to the island across the … Continue reading Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ★★★★½

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ★★★★

The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book in a dystopian, young adult trilogy, centring around protagonist Todd. It is extremely fast-paced and gritty, while also dealing with important social issues. In Prentisstown, a town full of men, everyone can hear each other’s thoughts. This constant ‘Noise’ was caused by a virus released … Continue reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ★★★★