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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.” Ever wanted to read something different, maybe out of your comfort zone?…

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming is an insightful anecdote by Michelle Obama documenting her somewhat unprivileged childhood, through her year of education and into her two-time presidential term as the First Lady of the United States or FLOTUS. It represents her obstacles and victories,…

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The tales of Beedle the Bard is part of the Wizarding World series. Written by JK Rowling, it builds on your understanding of the Wizarding World. The book is alluded towards in Deathly Hallows. It is made up of 5…

Listen To The Moon

Listen to the moon is an intriguing novel tracing the story of a young girl stranded on the uninhabited isle of Scilly and the boy who found her.  Alfie and his father find a young girl – abandoned, wounded and…

The Poppy War

The Poppy War is one of the most impressive dark fantasy debuts I have ever read. From the outset, Kuang introduces us to a morally complex character-Fang Runin, known simply as Rin. What initially begins as a stereotypical novel of…

Atonement

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McEwan’s most notable novel ‘Atonement’ journeys the reader through a blossoming and rather brusque romance between an aristocratic Cecilia Tallis and the labouring Robbie Turner. The novel is split into four parts which develop the complex character narrative structure through…

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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This text is a historical  bildungsroman focalised through the two central protagonists- Maryam and Laila. The plot centres around how, together, these female protagonists overcome the tyrannical rule of their husband Rasheed within a political landscape in Afghanistan that is…

The Wolf Wilder | Book Review

The wolf wilder is the type of book you rarely find that has the perfect balance of adventure, fantasy, reality and friendship. It starts in the middle of a wood in the wilderness of Russia where Feodora and her mother…

The Portal | Book Review

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The portal is a book full of mystery waiting to be solved creatively written by Andrew Norriss. Beginning with William and Daniel Seward’s return from school, having found their parents have disappeared. Not long after, William discovers there is a…