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Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Published in the UK in 2014, Fangirl is a contemporary Young Adult fiction novel written by Rainbow Rowell. The 456 paged novel follows the main character Cath as she begins University along with her twin sister, Wren. With her sister determined to become more independent, Cath is faced with going through Uni life without Wren to lean on as well as overcoming the challenges which life at University presents: socialising, course work, boys and of course finishing her beloved fan-fiction before the release of the final book.

Warning: Potential Spoilers ahead…

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Book Review: Avalon High by Meg Cabot

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An issue that I came across whilst writing up my notes for this book review was identifying the correct year in which this book was published. Online the publication date varies between 2005-2007 and the copy of the book which I own also stated that the novel was first published in 2006, whilst the edition itself was published in 2007. The novel itself was written by Meg Cabot and whilst it is a stand alone novel, a trilogy of manga comics act as continuation of the story. The 280 paged novel follows teenager Ellie Harrison as she enrolls at Avalon High where she discovers that the legends surrounding the Once and Future King, Arthur Pendragon, may not be just a myth but true and that she is to play a crucial roll in this modern day tale of the reincarnated figures that define medieval mythology.

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Book Review: The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James

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What a read! The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James is a 290 paged YA (Young Adult) fiction novel which was published in 2017. This stand alone novel tells the story of Romy Silvers who is on-board ‘The Infinity’ spacecraft which has been sent from Earth to locate Earth 2.0. The only communication Romy has is with Molly and a mysterious boy named J who is on-board ‘The Eternity’ spacecraft which is set to combine with her own. When contact with Molly fails, the only person Romy has to talk to is J and as she slowly falls for the mysterious stranger all that’s left to do is wait until he catches up with her.

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling

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Published in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a 332 paged fantasy fiction novel written by J.K Rowling. The first in a series of seven books, its pages tell the story of a young boy named Harry Potter who is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is here that he learns what it is to be a Wizard, makes both friends and enemies alike and comes face-to-face with the greatest dark Wizard of his time.

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Book Review: The Werewolf by Colin Dunne

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The Werewolf

 

The Werewolf by Colin Dunne is a 126 paged tale which was published in 1999. This horror fiction novel follows the character of 12 year-old Lyddie who, along with her dog Maxxie, lives with her Auntie Pauline in a small town in Newcastle. Following an attack on her dog, Lyddie and her friends Stipo and Stodge encounter the mysterious Count Lupus whom Stipo recognises as the “Emperor” of Werewolves. Knowing that their knowledge of his true self is the only motivation he needs for wanting to be rid of them, the trio embark on a journey to destroy him first facing death and worse to protect each other and the town from the Werewolf…

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