BEDM: Spot The Difference by Juno Dawson – Review

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I have been intrigued by Juno Dawson’s work ever since her appearance at YALC in 2016. She has such a strong online presence that i thought there’s no way her work would not match up to that on paper. After finding out that she’d written quite a few books that had slipped under my radar, i started to collect some for a rainy day. Spot The Difference was one of them.

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The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

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Going in to this novel i had very high expectations. I read Nicola Yoon’s debut novel Everything Everything in 2016 and absolutely adored it, it quickly made its way on to my favourite novels of 2016 list. So The Sun Is Also A Star was a very anticipated release for me.

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The Christmasarus by Tom Fletcher

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Tom Fletcher seems like the man of many (many) talents at the moment. He started his career as a musician, he then became an author of childrens picture books, an author of a childrens novel…which then went in to production for a movie…which now is a stage show! There is literally no end to his talents, and it all started with the humble Christmasaurus.

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Waterstones ‘Book Of The Year’ Short List

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Waterstones have finally released their ‘Book Of The Year’ short list for 2016. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this list, wondering what books would grace the prestigious list this year. If you’re unaware, the bookseller Waterstones announce their ‘Book Of The Year’ towards the end of each year. These are the books that have sold the best, have the greatest reviews, and are the most loved. They are also some of the books that have had the biggest impact in the past year. The winner will be announced on December the 1st. Here is the short list:

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Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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I was put off by this novel for a long time. Just before the release and shortly after, it was being made a very big deal of online, and i wasn’t quite sure why. Admittedly, i knew nothing about it anyway. I’d never read the back of it or never picked up a copy in store (i think it was the garish pink that put me off!) but one day, i put a copy in my basket and that was it. It was advertised a lot while we were at YALC this year, and i knew i had a copy at home, but i still wasn’t in the mood to pick it up and read it. Until one day, i was choosing a book to read and Under Rose-Tainted Skies came in to my eye line.

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On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

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On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher was released just over a week ago. As soon as I picked up my preordered copy, I went in to the nearest coffee shop and started reading. I’m a huge fan of Carrie’s and whereas I wasn’t massively keen on All I Know Now (I’m just the wrong age I think) I wanted to give her fiction work a try. I cannot praise it enough.

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