Last Lesson by James Goodhand

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by Penguin.

When i got the email about Last Lesson by debut author, James Goodhand, i felt like the description pulled me in instantly. It contained a lot of my buzzwords and i was so excited to get my hands on a copy of it, to explore the world of mental health in teenagers.

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Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt

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

I have constant faith in Usbourne books. They’re fantastic, inclusive and usually just an absolute dream to read. When i heard about Nothing Ever Happens Here, I knew it would be something i absolutely loved and wanted to share with you all.

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Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett – Blogtober

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*The book talked about in this post was gifted by Pengiun

Full Disclosure had been on my watch list for some time, so when it came around to Pengiun offering ARCs, i had very big grabby hands towards those copies. It felt like something that should be incredibly important in the YA world at the moment, and iw anted the chance to share it with everyone.

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I Am Not A Number by Lisa Heathfield – Blogtober

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Lisa Heathfield has been one of my auto-buy authors since i picked up Flight of a Starling a couple of years ago. Her writing is absolutely stunning and always covers some more intense topics which i really appreciate. I couldn’t have been happier to see her return to YALC this year with her latest release, I Am Not A Number, and i definitely couldn’t wait to pick it up.

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The Places I’ve Cried In Public by Holly Bourne

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*The book talked about in this post was gifted from Usborne
*Trigger warnings for mental illness and abusive relationships

I was so excited to get my hands on this book. Holly writes incredible YA fiction (and an adult novel debut), and they always focus on something that isn’t discussed very often or in-depth. When i found out that The Place I’ve Cried… was all about an abusive relationship that had broken down, i jumped at it.

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The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

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I fell in love with Dean Atta’s work when he released a poem called How To Be Gay in the Proud anthology by Stripes. I found it to be the story that i connected with the most in the anthology and the way it was written was right up my street. When i found out that Dean would be releasing a verse novel called The Black Flamingo, i jumped at the chance to get hold of the book ASAP.

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Toffee by Sarah Crossan (Guest Post)

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Myself and my very good best pal Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish found ourselves co-reading Toffee by Sarah Crossan recently. We love a blog hop so decided to review it for each other! That means you can head over to her blog to read my review of Toffee! We really want to make more of an effort with co-blogging, because it’s a lot of fun to take over someone else’s page for a little while, let us know if you like it or have any ideas. Make sure to keep reading for Charlotte’s review!

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