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Fat Girl (2001)

Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl is a difficult, unnerving, uncomfortable film. I’d never seen any of Breillat’s work previously, I’d only read that she was a “controversial” director. 598 more words


The Limits of Education

So results day (or judgement day as I like to call it) has been and gone and it’s been a fairly emotional time for many. The anxiety of waiting for results followed by either relief, despair or, for a lucky few, ambivalence makes for quite the emotional roller coaster. 716 more words


How To Build A Girl - Caitlin Moran

3 *’s

Caitlin Moran has a gift for words, this is so obvious when you read the ease with which she marries wittiness, disgust, pity and plight into a dark humourful coming of age novel, that it hardly needs stating.

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Book Review

Trails 3: Trails Through the Tales

Pair 2, Book 1: Trails Through the Tales
Time: 200 years in the future
POV Characters: Tanna and Zella

Amber’s descendants, Tanna and her mother, Zella, are garbage miners who each end up embroiled in their own fight for survival when one of the villas they trade with regularly begins acting strangely. 484 more words

Trails Through The Tales

Gifts - Ursula K. LeGuin

To see that your life is a story while you’re in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.

The natural abilities and ‘special talents,’ as it were, are not particularly “gifts” in this LeGuin novel.

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Backlist Bonus: Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell
YA Contemporary
5 of 5 stars
YA debut – 2013

This is her first YA novel, and readers immediately agreed she captured something so special it hurts. 524 more words