The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton

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I picked up The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy (and other stories) a few months back when there was a sale on at my work. I really enjoy Tim Burton and pretty much anything he’s ever done, so I was guaranteed to like this. I’d also heard a lot about it around.

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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When i found Between Shades of Gray at the bargain price of just £1 in a charity shop  i was so over excited to start reading my first Ruta Sepetys novel. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things from the author and finally getting in to one of her novels honestly made me see why she is so well loved.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Louisa Clark is a bit stuck with her life. She has a boyfriend who thinks a running track is more attractive than her, she still lives with her parents, the only job she’s ever had in six years has sacked her and you can’t buy yellow and black stripy tights for adults. That is until she meets Will. Will is a quadriplegic who is a little bit stuck as well. He hates his life, he hates relying on people to look after him. And Louisa has just six months to change his mind.

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Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Everything Everything is the story of Maddy. A pretty normal eighteen year old girl who’s interested in the boy next door and enjoying her teenage years. There’s one thing that makes Maddy different though: she cannot leave her house. Maddy has an illness which means she is allergic to everything the world has to offer, resulting in her being in lock down 24/7. That is until Olly moves in next door. She finds any way she can to meet him, to touch him, to talk to him, and maybe she’ll go to any length to spend time with him.

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Mr Jolly by Michael Stewart

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It’s not often that I pick up a short story collection and read through the whole thing in a few days, however that happened with Mr Jolly, Michael Stewart’s first short story collection! I was given a copy of this very weird and wonderful collection for review (as Michael is in fact my lecturer at university) and I could not be more pleased and grateful to have been given the opportunity to read these amazing stories.

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