Monthly Archives: April 2014

Knife Edge

Like Noughts and Crosses, this is a real page-turner. There’s a lot more hate and less love in this one though. There are more good observations of how black/white people are represented in the media, treated by police etc. It’s … Continue reading

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To The End of the Day

I read this book for my library book club. It’s a beautifully written and extremely perceptive book. While it isn’t a comfortable read – I found it a bit incestuous in parts – it is throughly engaging and reminded me … Continue reading

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Gravity

This film is amazing. Can’t use the word ‘enjoyed’ as it is so tense but that’s one of the strengths of the film. The other is the atmosphere it creates; you feel like you’re in space, you feel the bleakness … Continue reading

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Noughts & Crosses

I read this on the recommendation of Teacher Jo, whose pupils have studied it. It has a lot in common with the Hunger Games: it’s set in an alternative world to teach the reader something about their own world, it’s … Continue reading

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Mr Golightly’s Holiday

Read this for the library book club. I enjoyed its light, humourous, affable style. There are some archaic words and phrases which were mildy annoying but that’s the only negative thing I can think of to say this book. There … Continue reading

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