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We Were Liars By E. Lockhart

Synopsis

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. 264 more words

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Eimear McBride 

Lexical prowess and experimental narration may often deter even the avid reader from engaging wholly with a text.   606 more words

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Beauty is a Wound – Eka Kurniawan

Still on the holiday book-fest, this was the other one I picked up on the journey, alongside Fangirl. I was attracted by the blurb and the critics’ quotations on the cover – any author compared to the love child of Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marques has to be worth reading, right?! 431 more words

Review - 'Room' by Emma Donoghue

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Room-Picador-Classic-Emma-Donoghue-ebook/dp/B00SN935ZW

Warning – contains spoilers!

It’s hard to think of a more ambitious literary project than Room. To address such sensitive issues through the eyes of a five-year-old child is a challenge very few writers could carry off. 348 more words

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part rehearsed edition script. Effectively, this means that what we read might not be what we will see on stage. 334 more words

Contemporary Literature

Alias Grace - #JNGReads

If you watched my Instagram story from the beginning of this week (I don’t have Snapchat, so I actually found it kind of fun to use the new Instagram story feature!), you’ll know that I finally finished… 1,254 more words

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A History Of Loneliness By John Boyne

Synopsis

Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to “the good.” 424 more words

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