All The Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by the publisher*

I’ve been wanting to pick an Orlagh Collins book up for quite some time, and when i heard about All The Invisible Things, her second novel, this one seemed right up my street. It’s the story of Vetty and her journey in to making new friends, keeping old ones and trying to tell the world who she is. Continue reading

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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan – Review

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Title: Moonrise

Author: Sarah Crossan

Genre: Poetry, Contemporary, YA, Verse

Publication Date: September 7th 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 400

Summary: Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think …

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Top 5 Favourite Publishers

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This weeks top 5 Wednesday is about my favourite publishers. This is quite a strange thing for a top 5 Wednesday i think, as we usually think about the books that we’ve read and what did or didn’t like about them. This week i’ll be thinking about the publishing houses and what great books i think they produce. If you browse through your shelves often, you’ll notice that many of your favourite books are all from the same publishers. They generally have a set ‘type’ of novel they are looking for, and someone who often reads the same genre will be used to buying from the same publisher knowingly. As a bit of a creative writing nerd (i studied it at university), publishing houses intrigue me. Here are my favourite publishing houses.

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THE WEIGHT OF WATER BY SARAH CROSSAN REVIEW

Title: The Weight Of Water

Author: Sarah Crossan

Genre: YA, Contemporary.

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: 3rd January 2013

Pages: 224

Summary: Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother’s heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat.

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APPLE AND RAIN BY SARAH CROSSAN REVIEW

Title: Apple and Rain

Author: Sarah Crossan

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Family

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication Date: 14th August 2014

Pages: 336

Summery : When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager – unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.

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ONE BY SARAH CROSSAN REVIEW!

Title: One

Author: Sarah Crossan

Genre: YA, Family, Contemporary

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: 27th August 2015

Pages: 448

Summery : Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins.

And their lives are about to change.

No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love?

But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined.

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