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Archive for 23/10/2019

Forget me not – Ellie Terry

Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn’t mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn’t long before the kids at her new school realize she’s different. Only Calli’s neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is—an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public?

As Calli navigates school, she must also face her mother’s new relationship and the fact that she might be moving, again, just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences.

Good Reads

A hot cold summer – Nova Weetman (Choose your own ever after)

It’s the last day of school and Frankie Jones is looking down the barrel of a long, hot, boring summer with only her guitar for company until… 1. She gets a surprise chance to go to London. She’s dying to go – except that it will mean seeing her heartbreakingly cute British friend Jack again. Will things take up where they left off? Or can Frankie finally prove she’s over him? OR
2. Her dad invites her on a beach holiday. But when she discovers her dad’s new girlfriend and her daughter Ellie are also coming on their trip, Frankie’s not sure how she feels. Will she get to spend any time with her dad at all? Or will she be expected to hang out with Ellie, her new best frenemy?

Good Reads

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Scarlett – Cathy Cassidy

Scarlett’s in trouble at school. Again. With black fingernails and dyed ketchup-red hair, she’s not your average twelve-year-old Londoner.

So her mum-sick of trying to get her into another school-ships Scarlett to her father’s cottage in Ireland.

Having to learn Gaelic in a one-room schoolhouse and enduring a new stepmum and younger stepsister is just too much.

Scarlett wants to leave-until she meets Kian.

He seems too good to be true with his dark, rugged looks, kind nature, and horse named Midnight.

As Kian helps Scarlett let go of her anger, she begins to accept her family, her friendships, and most of all, her dreams.

The Book Thief (movie)

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