Book Review #41: A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness

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Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Publication: March 12th 2013, Candlewick Press (first published 2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror
Pages: 206
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0763660655 / 9780763660659

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At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.


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“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”

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Book Review #40: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1)- Rick Riordan

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Title: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publication: May 3rd 2016, Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult, Children
Pages: 376
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 148473274X / 9781484732748

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How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.


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“Nothing is more tragic than loving someone to the depths of your soul and knowing they cannot and will not ever love you back.”

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Book Review #39: Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

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Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publication: November 4th 2014, Createspace
Genre: Poetry, Feminism
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1502784270 / 9781502784278

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Milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. Milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.


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“you might not have been my first love
but you were the love that made
all other loves seem
irrelevant”

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Book Review #38: I Wrote this for You- Pleasefindthis and Iain S. Thomas

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Title: I Wrote This For You
Author: Pleasefindthis and Iain S. Thomas
Publication: December 20th 2011 by Central Avenue Publishing
Genre: Poetry, Romance
Pages: 194
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1926760689 / 9781926760681

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I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.


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“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

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Book Review #37: Just Friends- Billy Taylor

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Title: Just Friends
Author: Billy Taylor
Publication: March 11th 2016, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Romance
Pages: 302
Format: E-book
ISBN: 1530511518 / 9781530511518

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August and Ethan have been best friends since the day they met at Ethan’s seventh birthday party. And now, twelve years on, their friendship continues to grow. But after magic, fame, money and an unexplainable miracle in a car accident, August realises maybe she wants to be more than just friends.


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“Life would be so much easier if we had the courage to ask the questions we fear the most.”

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Book Review #36: Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

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Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Publication: September 4th 2007, Vintage (first published January 28th 1813)
Genre: Classics, Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
ISBN:0307386864 / 9780307386861

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When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy’s friend, the affable Mr. Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, and love—Jane Austen’s classic romance novel.


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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

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Book Review #35: Dear Mr. Henshaw (Leigh Botts #1)- Beverly Cleary

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Title: Dear Mr. Henshaw (Leigh Botts #1)
Author: Beverly Cleary
Publication: May 31st 2000, HarperCollins
Genre: Childrens, Fiction
Pages: 134
Format: Ebook
ISBN: 0380709589 / 9780380709588

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After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh’s life forever.


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“De Liver De Letter De Sooner De Better De Later De Letter De Madder I Getter”

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