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Freya's Blog (NOT MIA'S)
Hello, it's Freya again, NOT MIA! I've since finished The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Patrick Ness and I enjoyed it greatly. I'm now about twenty pages from the end of Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders. I'm really enjoying it, and I find it heart-warming with some light-hearted humour. I think it's definitely for people who like a traditional novel, like the original Five Children and It book by E. Nesbit. I'm really enjoying the book, because it's easy to read and is a lovely book.
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016

Freya's Blog
It's Freya, again. I've started reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here and am about half way through. You may have noticed that Mia wrote a blog last week, not me, so from now on we will be taking turns. I do know that the winner has been announced, however we started late, so I will carry on writing my blogs. 'The Rest of Us Just live Here' is an amazing read and I think Patrick Ness is an extraordinary writer. It stared off very confusing and I wasn't gripped until I got into the book. Once I did get into the book, I found it very interesting and exciting.
Posted on: 30 Jun 2016

My First Post
Hello, I'm Mia, and if you have read Freya's other posts, I have read most of the books, save the ones that we have just discovered. Normally, I write anime (Japanese 'cartoons') reviews, so this will pretty much be my first book review ever. So, to start off; 'The Rest of us Just Live Here'. I find this book intriguing, to say the least. Its not what you would expect in a book. With quarter-gods and OCD teenage boys, this is certainly a good read, and is also my personal favourite. A good recommendation, this book will certainly please even the most critical of readers. Next, 'Lies We Tell Ourselves'. This book is about the civil wars of America, and rights between black people and white people. But, not only that, it's also about two girls (one black and one white) who develop feeling towards each other. And being gay was also looked down on. This book is good, because it portrays a sort of 'forbidden love'. The best kind of love, if you ask me; a love that survives through think and thin is a truly beautiful thing. That's all I can write for now. I shall (hopefully) write again next week (if I somehow manage to pry the computer off of Freya.)
Posted on: 16 Jun 2016

Hello! It's Freya, once again. This time, I am joined with fellow Magnitude members, Charlotte and Ria. This week we are especially excited, not only because we have mini doughnuts this week, but we have only a few weeks before the winner is announced. We currently only have one member, Mia, who has read all the books. Most of us had read between one and three, but we are all really enjoying our books. Charlotte is also currently reading The Lies We Tell Ourselves. She says "The book is very intriguing and very heart-touching. It is a very cleverly written book and I would recommend it to those who are not blind to a good read." Ria is reading The Lie Tree. She says "It's a mysterious, interesting book that I am enjoying greatly, even though it's very hard to follow at gets confusing, at times." Thank you once again for reading this, I will write more interviews next week, Freya.
Posted on: 09 Jun 2016

Magnitude- Lies We Tell Ourselves
Hi! If you didn't read my last post, I'm Freya, and I'm one of the members of the Magnitude Carnegie Book Club. I have started another shortlisted book this week, Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robert Talley. I am about one hundred pages in and am really enjoying it. The book is set in 1959 and the main plot of the story is the fight for black people's rights. It is really intriguing, because it flips from two people's point of view. It starts of in the view of Sarah Dunbar, a teenage black American. She is one of the first ten black people to attend an all-white school. Her and her family have been fighting for years for this opportunity, but she soon finds it's not what she expected. The other perspective it flips to is Linda Hairston's, a white American who has always attended Jefferson High. She does not want Sarah and the other nine to be able to attend Jefferson and is very mean to them all. I think that Linda will have to back down to Sarah, even if she doesn't want to, because Sarah can see straight through Linda. Linda is used to being the best of the best, so having Sarah talk to her the way she does should hopefully put her in her place. So far, I would recommend this book to people who likes a historic and quite true and believable read. It's very harsh to read in a way, because it is so realistic and I can not find any fault with it.
Posted on: 26 May 2016