Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett – Review

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Title: Alex Approximately

Author: Jenn Bennett

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Publication Date: 4th April 2017

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

Pages: 389

Summary: Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met . . . and neither of them knows the other’s real name.

When Bailey moves to sunny California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to track him down. But finding someone based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic (and potentially attractive?) colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?

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Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe – Review (Sarah)

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It’s come to the end of the second month for our second book of Book Club! For the last two months we’ve been reading Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe. Our next book starts on the 1st of July, (we’ll reveal that at the end of the post) so make sure you get your hands on it to join in our read-along for that one! Also don’t forget to use the hashtag #TLCCBookClub on Twitter to let us know you’re reading along!

Title: Girl Hearts Girl

Author: Lucy Sutcliffe

Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, LGBTQ+

Publisher: Scholastic 

Publication Date: June 24th 2016

Pages: 273

Summary: Lucy always knew that her idea of Prince Charming was different to that of other girls…

And then she meets Kaelyn online – and everything starts to make sense. Could her Prince Charming be a girl?

An inspiring and uplifting memoir about falling in love and finding yourself.

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THE NEXT TOGETHER BY LAUREN JAMES REVIEW

Title: The Next Together

Author: Lauren James

Genre: YA, Dystopian, Sci-Fi

Publication date: 3rd September 2015

Publisher: Walker Books

Pages: 355

Summary: Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times can you lose the person you love? For Matthew and Katherine it is again and again, over and over, century after century. But why do they keep coming back? How many times must they die to save the world? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different.

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HER BY HARRIET LANE REVIEW

Title: Her

Author: Harriet Lane

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Thriller, Contemporary

Publisher: W&N

Publication Date: 1st January 2015

Pages: 256 pages

Summery : Two women; two different worlds.
Emma is a struggling mother who has put everything on hold.
Nina is sophisticated and independent – entirely in control.

When the pair meet, Nina generously draws Emma into her life. But this isn’t the first time the women’s paths have crossed. Nina remembers Emma and she remembers what Emma did.

But what exactly does Nina want from her?
And how far will she go in pursuit of it?

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Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine Review

Title: Fire Colour One

Author: Jenny Valentine

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Love

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books

Publication Date: 2nd July 2015

Pages: 256

Summery : Iris’s father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn’t even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames.

Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest’s priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas. There are things he wants Iris to know after he’s gone. And the truth has more than one way of coming to light.

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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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