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Out of Shadows: My Review by L. Smith
Out of Shadows is by far the best book I have read yet. I can't put my finger on it, but there is something that grips me and sucks me into the entire storyline, it might be the intense action and extreme controversy that brought around this book, or just the ups and downs of real friendship between the guns, shouting and family relations. And the storyline itself, 'Wow.' was the only thing I could ever say as I closed the last page and looked at the front cover again just thinking 'I can't believe I thought this was an indie book!' But no. This was a true-to-heart story that teaches me a little history, ethics and any other subjects related to Mugabe's rise to power in Africa. To me now, this is a memory I wish I could have relived or actually be old enough to live through myself.
Posted on: 28 May 2011

Eleanor's blog
Out of the shadows is a confusing book. It is all about Blacks fighting Whites based in a supposedly neutral school. Our hero Robert Jacklin is a boy cought between his "friends" new interests in torturing blacks and his own feelings of comassion and pity for that race.
Posted on: 27 Apr 2011

Review of 'The brides farewell' by Alex Fox
I think you said to write a blog about what we think of the book; well this is mine.... I tried to get into this; I really did! By chapter 9 the main character Pell didn't seem to have done anything much. I found out that she is interested in horses and doesn't get on with her family nor want to marry the man she is intended to - so she runs away. Little seems to happen on her journey. Somethings were confusing for example the gypsies whose names all seemed to begin with 'S'. I really wanted to know about the little boy called Bean, who we were told was strange, but weren't given any background about to allow the reader to understand him. I am really struggling to read further in the book as the storyline is not strong enough to make me interested. Watch this space! Not many marks from me then :(
Posted on: 18 Apr 2011

'The Death Defying Pepper Roux'
Despite a slow, obscure begining to this story I soon found myself enchanted by the adventurous Pepper Roux. Pepper is haunted by his Aunt's prediction that he will be die on his fourteenth birthday. When this day arrives, Pepper tries to outrun his fate and as a reader we too are taken on this journey. A good read, but I don't think it's the winner!! 3 and a 1/2 stars out of 5.
Posted on: 18 Apr 2011

First Blog 2011
I thought I would start of the blog to see how we were getting on with our Easter reads? Hope you've all enjoyed reading in the nice weather. I have just finished reading 'The Death Defying Pepper Roux.' Review to follow. Miss Neasham
Posted on: 18 Apr 2011

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