Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan

It’s a sobering fact that we have become so accustomed to seeing and hearing about war and conflict that we no longer react with the disgust and outrage that the brutality, devastation and dehumanisation...

The Survival Game by Nicky Singer

It is important to read YA fiction about painful and difficult lives as a way to understand and empathise. That’s all well and good but I seem to read an awful lot of novels with distressing subject matter and...

Fox Magic by Beverley Brenna

“I live in Saskatchewan, Canada, and in the months before I began writing this book, our news reports were filled with stories of young people taking their own lives. As a writer and a teacher, I feel a huge...

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This novel (aimed at young adults but it will appeal to plenty of older readers too) has had a lot of publicity, mostly in relation to how it shines a light on the real lives of an inner city black community...

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

(This review originally appeared on The Letterpress Project website) The redoubtable Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Mog, The Forgetful Cat, is still making appearances at literary...

Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan

It’s a sobering fact that we have become so accustomed to seeing and hearing about war and conflict that we no longer react with the disgust and outrage that the brutality, devastation and dehumanisation merits. In Syria, armed conflict, death...

The Survival Game by Nicky Singer

It is important to read YA fiction about painful and difficult lives as a way to understand and empathise. That’s all well and good but I seem to read an awful lot of novels with distressing subject matter and this looked like it might be another...

Fox Magic by Beverley Brenna

“I live in Saskatchewan, Canada, and in the months before I began writing this book, our news reports were filled with stories of young people taking their own lives. As a writer and a teacher, I feel a huge responsibility to pay attention to the...

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This novel (aimed at young adults but it will appeal to plenty of older readers too) has had a lot of publicity, mostly in relation to how it shines a light on the real lives of an inner city black community, fictionalised as ‘Garden Heights’. A big...

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

(This review originally appeared on The Letterpress Project website) The redoubtable Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Mog, The Forgetful Cat, is still making appearances at literary festivals across the country despite now being...

The Leather Boys by Eliot George

posted on 13 Mar 2018 (This review first appeared on the Letterpress Project website) This story of a blossoming gay romance between two working class teenage biker boys was published in 1961 – three or four years after Wolfenden had recommended...

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