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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This is sci-fi novel set in a dystopian future. It might be a young adult novel, since the characters are mostly high school to college age, but there are so many references to 80s popular culture that us older folk … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This is a young adult novel that I read for the banned books themed book club that I attend. It is set in the Spokane Indian reservation in Washington, and it has apparently been banned from many schools in surrounding … Continue reading

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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

I had read a couple of books by Fforde a little while ago and I like him. I read this one for a book group. It is aimed at young adults, so is certainly a very easy and speedy read … Continue reading

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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

This is a rom-com set at the turn of the millennium, so I suppose you could say that it is historical fiction. It was written in 2011 and the writer has put in lots of nice late-nineties cultural references so … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I read Tartt’s other two novels some time ago, and enjoyed them. This one took her seven years to write so I know I am not the only person to have been eagerly awaiting this one. It was released last … Continue reading

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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

This is a very odd book. I am struggling to put my finger on quite why but I think it is because the teenage voice is so very authentic. I so rarely speak to teenagers that I cannot be sure. … Continue reading

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

This is the second novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It is about a group of kids with special supernatural abilities. As we learn in the first book, some of these kids have been alive for a very long time, … Continue reading

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