The Hate List

Name: The Hate List Author: Jennifer Brown Published: 2009 May 2. Enemies fight, friends tease, bullies torment. Then the first gun shot began.  Ever since her boyfriend – Nick – killed students and  a teacher in her school cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, Valerie Leftman has struggled with life. As her brother leavesContinue reading “The Hate List”

The Girl Savage

Name: The Girl Savage Author: Katherine Rundell Published: 2011 Living like a wild cat on a farm in the middle of rural Africa, for Will everyday is beautiful. With her best friend, horse, monkey and adored father: nothing could possibly spoil it. Even when the petty Mrs Browne marries the head farmer, her father is thereContinue reading “The Girl Savage”

Book Review: The Thing About Jellyfish

Name: The Thing About Jellyfish Author: Ali Benjamin Published: 2015 Song: Changes by David Bowie It was always Suzy and Franny, Franny and Suzy: they were best friends, inseparable. But, one day, it was just Suzy. Suzy Swanson stopped speaking the day her best friend drowned. She didn’t understand how it could have happened – Franny was anContinue reading “Book Review: The Thing About Jellyfish”

Book Review: Scarlett and Ivy

Name: Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin Author: Sophie Cleverly Published: 2015 An isolated boarding school harbouring a perfectly creepy secret. Twins Ivy and Scarlet have never been separated, until Scarlet receives a mysterious invitation to lonely Rookwood school. 6 months later, she is pronounced dead. No one outside the school knows what’s happened to her; but Ivy wantsContinue reading “Book Review: Scarlett and Ivy”

Book Review: One Of Us Is Lying

Name: One Of Us Is Lying Author: Karen McManus Published: 2017 Five students enter a detention. Only four leave alive.   Bronwyn: the Yale – hopeful geek. Addy: the quintessential princess. Nate: the hot criminal. Cooper: the buff boy sportstar. And Simon: the outsider who created the notorious high school gossip app, About That.But he will never post anything everContinue reading “Book Review: One Of Us Is Lying”

Book Review: Salt to the Sea

Name: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Published: 2016 War torn Germany. Four young people. Four dark secrets. Four teenagers whose lives have been torn apart by war meet, along with thousands of other refugees, in the struggle to outpace the advancing Red Army. All are hoping to board the Wilhelm Gustloff: a ship that promises freedomContinue reading “Book Review: Salt to the Sea”