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The List by Patricia Forde

From the Publisher: “Fahrenheit 451 meets The Giver for tweens in this gripping story about the power of words and the dangers of censorship. 398 more words

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Language Loss

A unique ability is given to words: they can convey ideas and spur people into action that might be unwanted by those in positions of power.  243 more words

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Book Review - The List

Book: The List (aka: The Wordsmith) – Author: Patricia Forde

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Dystopia

Description from Goodreads:

In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. 685 more words

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Review: The List by Patricia Forde

I’m going to guess that you like words a lot. Know how I know? You’re on HERE. :) I, too, like words quite a bit, which is why I was… 483 more words


Books of the Year 2016 - Part 1

Happy Holidays!

Today is the first of two posts (with the second out on the 29th Dec) that highlight our favourite books out of those we reviewed in the past year. 400 more words

The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde

I spotted this book as it was on the CBI Book of the Year awards shortlist and couldn’t wait to read it. The Wordsmith is set a future where the world is a very dangerous place, the environment has been destroyed, water is not safe to drink and wild animals run free.  240 more words

The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde

Book Blurb:

Ark is a place of tally sticks, rationed food and shared shoes, where art and music are banned, language is severely restricted and outcasts are thrown to the wolves. 150 more words

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