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If I Stay
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After the car accient Mia can still here the music. She stands by the wreck of the vehicle that her and her family were travelling in when the accident happened. It's obvious that both her parents are dead and she can see her younger brothers arm sticking out of the window. Then she realises it's not his arm at all, it's hers.
Over the next 24 hours Mia has to decide whether she is going to stay ...
I enjoyed this book. It was good. Considering how little emotion Mia shows over the death of her family, it still managed to make me cry.
Three stars - nice story, but just not quite there for a four. I would still recommend that you give it a go, but just expect more of an "ahhh, that was nice" feeling at the end rather than a "Holy Maloney, that was fab!!".
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Hex Hall tells of the struggles and strains of Sophie Mercer who came into her witchy powers at the age of 12. Her mother is not a witch and her dad, well, she's never met him although she does know he's a Warlock. Growing up without anyone to teach you what to do with these newly found powers is tough going as Sophie finds out when a spell to help out her friend goes majorly wrong and she ends up in the juvie for delinquent witches, fae and shifters.
I loved this book. Such a quick, easy read and I was so disappointed to finish it. I mean, when your lounge disappears and suddenly you're in the forest with the characters, you know you're reading a damn good book. I'm really looking forward to the next in the series.
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Oh my! I finished this book about 10 minutes ago and my heart is still racing.
Katniss is in big trouble after winning the 74th Hunger Games. The Capitol are afraid she's going to cause an uprising in the Districts and are after her blood.
This book is fast paced and the suspense never ends, right down to the very last line. I thought the first book in this trilogy was amazing, but this one was even better. That last line ... I would never have guessed. I'm still reeling!
The Earth Hums in B Flat
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The main character, Gwenni, is a young girl living in Wales in the 1950's. Gwenni wants to be a detective when she grows up and gets herself in trouble often by asking too many questions. She can't help it. She has a curious mind. She has to know about things. Oh, and Gwenni can fly . . .
This is a beautifully written book. The Welsh names took a bit of getting used to at first, but I found myself giving the characters names I could pronounce. A touching story, but not overly sentimental, with just enough information about the people and places without going overboard and making the story longer than necessary. Lovely. I will definitely read some other books by this author.
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What an intriguing book. The main character Ross Wakeman succeeded the first time he killed himself but not the second or the third. Hows that for a first line to drag you in. The book is broken into three sections and although I found the first section quite hard going with the myriad of characters introduced from there on the story flowed right up to the final paragraph with all the loose ends tied up. I must admit that it wasnt the easiest of books to read and definitely not a quick read but such a great story that I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good ghost story.
The Hunger Games (Book 1)
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The Hunger Games grabbed my full attention within the first 40 pages. I spent every spare minute with my nose between the pages and wow, what a fabulous read. The words just flowed and my imagination went wild!
Katniss, the main character, takes the place of her sister in the annual Hunger Games - a reality tv show run each year by the evil 'Capitol' where only one of the 24 contestants will come out alive. It's a fight for survival for the unfortunately kids who get chosen - one boy and one girl from each District, who are all between the ages of 12 and 16.
A truly original concept. In the back of the book there is an interview with the author, Suzanne Collins, where she states that she came across this idea whilst flicking the tv channels, one side had a programme about war and another a reality tv show.
I recommend this book to all my friends. It has to be one of the best books I've ever read!
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Holes is about a young lad called Stanley who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time and consequently gets sent to a boot camp for a crime he did not commit. At camp Green Lake, Stanley gets to dig holes. Lots of holes.
I liked this book but couldn't say it comes in my top 20 of favourites. It'd be a good book for a teenager, and after all that is who it is aimed at.
S**t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern writes about the sh*t his Dad says. Many of the little anecdotes are hilarious! The Marijuana one had me laughing so loud my young son shouted down from his bedroom to ask what was making Mummy laugh so much.
I was torn between giving this three stars or four. I guess what knocked it down for me was the amount of four letter words. I'm no prude, don't get me wrong and the book is really funny, but there is a LOT of swearing going on in there.