The One Memory Of Flora Banks by Emily Barr – Review

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Title: The One Memory Of Flora Banks

Author: Emily Barr

Genre: Contemporary, YA, Adventure

Publication Date: January 12th 2017

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 302

Summary: I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE.

Flora has anterograde amnesia. She can’t remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.

Then she kisses someone she shouldn’t, and the next day she remembers it. It’s the first time she’s remembered anything since she was ten.

But the boy is gone. She thinks he’s moved to the Arctic.

Will following him be the key to unlocking her memory? Who can she trust?

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WE WERE LIARS BY E. LOCKHART REVIEW!

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Suspense. 

Publisher: Hot Key BooksLittle Brown

Publication Date: 15th May 2014

Pages: 240

Summery : A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

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The Martian by Andy Weir Review

 

The Martian, by Andy Weir

 

Title: The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi

Publisher: Del Rey

Publication Date: 2011

Pages: 369

Summary:  I’m stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Habitat breaches, I’ll just kind of explode.

If none of these things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

I’m screwed.

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BIG FISH BY DANIEL WALLACE REVIEW

Title: Big Fish

Author: Daniel Wallace

Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Publication Date: 1st October, 1998

Pages: 192

Summary: He could outrun anybody, and he never missed a day of school. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive.

Now, as he lies dying, Edward Bloom can’t seem to stop telling jokes – or the tall tales that have made him, in his son’s eyes, an extraordinary man. Big Fish is the story of this man’s life, told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts his son, William, knows. Through these tales – hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous – William begins to understand Edward Bloom’s great feats, and his great failings, managing to reckon with the father he’s about to lose. And find a way to say goodbye.

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman Review

Title: I Was Here

Author: Gayle Forman

Genre: YA, Adventure, Tragedy, Contemporary

Publisher: Little Brown

Publication Date: January the 29th 2015

Pages: 288 

Summery : As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.

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MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN BY RANSOM RIGGS REVIEW!

Title: Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: 26th August 2013

Pages: 368

Summery : A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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HALLOWEEN READ-ALONG DAY SEVEN – MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN BY RANSOM RIGGS

It’s officially the last day of the Halloween read-along tomorrow! That means I’ve got left just a mere twenty-four hours to finish Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children! Am I going to do it? To be honest I’m not entirely sure. I’ve had a lot of Uni work in the last week and a lot of other things going on that I’ve not had much time to read! I need a full afternoon free so I can just lay in my bed and get my head stuck in the book! But I will definitely do my best to get it finished up before tomorrow night!

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