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Tinder (shiver...) by Akshi Krishnakumar
When I first picked up this book I thought to myself-oh no, this looks like another dark story. I started reading and it really did convince me to like it even if I did find it a little to dark at times. Sometimes I felt it was overdone. Not as ggood as the other reads, yet still a decent 'fairytale'. ps. I am surprised this is in the Greenaway award. It is very dark. Especially the cover...
Posted on: 27 Apr 2015



I can't read 'When Mr Dog Bites'!
I'd been really looking forward to this one, so when I got hold of a copy today I was delighted. I settled down on the sofa with a cup of tea to get stuck in but...I'm going to have to bale out already, I can't stand it! I see the book gets positive feedback from both Akshi and Ed so maybe it's just me, but I find the writing style SO irritating. Surely no 16 year old speaks like this? I don't like giving up on something I've started reading so perhaps someone can convince me tomorrow that it's worth giving another try? Mrs Platt
Posted on: 20 Apr 2015



Apple and Rain
Blog Post written by Akshi Krishnakumar, Apple and Rain-where to start! This book is significantly less rough and 'in your face', if you like, than the other books I have read but it still mamged to really impress me with its incredible amounts of sorrow, happiness and even shocks. It uses some really funny moments which made me crack out laughing but had me think quietly about how the younger generation should maybe think more before they act as this book shows. Keep that in mind when reading this brilliant book fellow brave readers!
Posted on: 31 Mar 2015



More than this...(by Patrick Ness)
I, Akshi Krishnakumar, have finished reading More than this by Patrick Ness. This book is a sensational masterpiece by a fantastic author. Without ruining the suspense for everyone(!):This book is about a young boy's travels into another place far away from our very own place. It really makes a strong sentimental impact on how we think of our world. It has some strong language so I would be careful when reading but still it is an absolute cracker of a book! I would really urge you to give it a go. Now, I'm just going to find some other Patrick Ness books! Have fun reading!
Posted on: 31 Mar 2015



When Mr Dog Bites
Post by Ed Fage I have finished this book and found it very interesting. There are som very insightful points made about tourette's and other mental illnesses, and there is some bad language, but when considered in a contextual sense, it is not so bad, as it is mainly during outbursts of the lead character's Tourette's. the problem with this book is that it doesn't really pick up until the second half, and seems a bit boring compared to the first half. Let me know what you thought if you have read it.
Posted on: 24 Mar 2015



The Site Is working!!!
After much sorrow during lunch today, the site is back up and running! Phew!
Posted on: 24 Mar 2015



When Mr Dog Bites !
I, Akshi Krishnakumar, have read 'When Mr Dog Bites' by Brian Conaghan which is a very good book. Although the language is a bit strong and I would say around 15+ rating, the book is still highly amusing threading it's humour and also seriousness and emotional heart together. It is absolutely hilarious nad reccomend it to an older person who wats a bit of a laugh and also a bit emotional. A really fantastic read!
Posted on: 17 Mar 2015



Buffalo Soldier
I, Ronit Anand& Oliver Nicholson have started reading Buffalo Soldier in the name of Carneige. It is a very bold book and I shall continue to undertake the task of its reading, until another brave man or boy alike, accepts the immortal challenge and is forged in its pages. Bards shall speak of this. Probably...
Posted on: 17 Mar 2015



We Have begun!
Today we strike a bold first step unto the world of Carnegie shadowing. Yay!
Posted on: 17 Mar 2015



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