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Book review: Beck, by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Peet, Mal with Meg Rosoff. Beck. Candlewick, 2017. $17.99. 261p. ISBN 978-0-7636-7842-5. Ages 14-Adult. P7Q10

From Liverpool (England) to America and across the Canadian prairie, biracial Beck travels through a life of abuse and violence as he searches for family. 161 more words

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'Picture Me Gone' Review

I love Meg Rosoff as a writer. I read her debut novel, ‘How I Live Now‘ when it first came out and loved it, and have continued to buy her books throughout the years when I saw them on the bookshelves. 333 more words


A very late update

August has been such a bizarre, wonderful month. The Edinburgh International Book Festival was such a great experience last year, and this year I got to be part of it! 1,068 more words


Meg as Mal

Jake Hope began his chairing of Meg Rosoff’s event on Tuesday evening by saying so many nice things about her writing, that she felt the need to pat him on the arm and explain to us that he had to say those things. 741 more words


Låt stå!

‘Who are you seeing tomorrow?’ Daughter asked last night from her Andean mountain. ‘Barry, Julie and Meg,’ I replied. We don’t bother with surnames at Bookwitch Towers. 233 more words


Beck - Mal Peet & Meg Rosoff (Review)

Beck is the story of an eponymous mixed-race orphan in an uncaring world. After the death of his mother, Beck is shipped off to Canada, where he deals with abusive priests, abusive farmers, and violent mobsters (plus more) while he searches for a place to belong. 831 more words


Word of the Week #64:


People who know me would probably know how the very prospect of getting a haircut fills my mouth with burning vitriol.

The reaction is almost incomparable, with the possibility of having to clean my room being a major, albeit rare, exception. 105 more words