David Inside Out by Lee Bantle – Review

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Title: David Inside Out

Author: Lee Bantle

Genre: Coming Of Age, YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Publication Date: May 12th 2009

Publisher: Square Fish

Pages: 185

Summary: David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he’s a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean. Scared to admit his feelings, David does everything he can to suppress them: he dates a girl, keeps his distance from his best friend who has become openly gay, and snaps a rubber band on his wrist every time he has “inappropriate” urges. Before long, Sean expresses the thoughts David has been trying to hide, and everything changes for the better. Or so it seems.

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BEDM: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – Review

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Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Author: Jenny Han

Genre: YA, Comtemporary, Coming Of Age

Publication Date: 6th April 2017

Publisher: Scholastic 

Pages: 325

Summary: Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family-and possibly the boy she loves-behind. When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

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October Wrap-Up

October my first month back at University full time, as a result my third year work has started to pile up! This has sadly meant that I haven’t had much time to read for pleasure (text books definitely do NOT count even if you love your subject.) That being said I’ve managed to get through quite a few of books that I wanted to get to this month and managed to read 5 in total before our Halloween Read-Along started!

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Harry Potter Illustrated Edition

Yesterday the day was officially upon us, it was the release of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and Philosophers Stone! Continue reading

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE BY BENJAMIN ALIRE SAENZ REVIEW!

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Genre: YA, adventure, family, friendship

Publisher: ATRIA BOOKS

Publication Date: 1st March 2013

Pages: 368

Summery : Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When they meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the two loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special kind of friendship–the kind of friendship that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through their friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves–and about the kind of people they want to be. Continue reading

NIGHT OWLS BY JENN BENNETT REVIEW

Title: Night Owls

Author: Jenn Bennett

Genre: Chick-lit, Young Adult, Romance, Art

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

Publication Date: 13th August 2015

Pages: 304

Summery : Meeting Jack on the Owl – San Francisco’s night bus – turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive …and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is. But Jack is hiding much more – and can she uncover the truth that leaves him so wounded? A unique and profoundly moving novel, Night Owls will linger in your memory long after the final page. Continue reading