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After the Fire by Morein
I adored this book. It honestly turned my life around and changed my view about many things it showed me how some people have to live their lives and . . .
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After the Fire by tilly
I really enjoyed this book and it goes into the perfect amount of detail to engross you into reading more. I couldn't stop reading. I always wanted to . . .
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Where the World Ends by Asa
'Where The World Ends' by Geraldine McCaughrean had an interesting story line and was a realistic representation of the people of St. Kilda in the 18t . . .
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The Hate U Give by Abbi.
'The Hate U Give' was a book that stirred a lot of emotions in me as a reader. At times it made me particularly angry and frustrated about the situati . . .
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Rook by Ellie
I found this book was decent and very simple, but also enjoyable to read because of the interesting story line. This book is not one of the best ones . . .
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After the Fire by Jo
The dual narrative approach really works in this fictionalised account of the WACO siege in Texas. This is an important book as it reminds the reader . . .
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Rook by Jo
This book caught me by surprise. The Rook title is a sideline in many ways, but then again it is like an avatar for the main character. The reader rea . . .
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Rook by Rebecca
Rook is one of the most heartfelt books I have ever read, it really sheds light on some important topics.It has an underlying meaning that is so stron . . .
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Where the World Ends by Morein
I personally thought this book was ok just because it wasn't the style of book that I prefer to read. Moreover, it had a lot of description at certain . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Brooke
Beyond the Bright Sea metaphorically poses the question of whether humans need to know where they come from in order to know who they are. It focuses . . .
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Rook by Tilly
I loved this book. It has been one of the best so far along with The Hate That You Give. It's short and sweet and it is always interesting, no matter . . .
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After the Fire by Callum
I found the book very interesting as it does bring up major problems with cults within America and worldwide. Furthermore , It does link in to a lot o . . .
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The Hate U Give by Richard
Slightly uneven, but this is largely a captivating read about life in inner-city America and how difficult it is for the main character, Starr. She wi . . .
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After the Fire by Ajoke
I thought that this book was very inspirational because Moonbeam had taken very dangerous measures to show how Father John had controlled a religious . . .
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Where the World Ends by Delia
I can say that this book didn't intrigue me as much as the other books I read. I did find it a bit boring most of the time, but it was interesting to . . .
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The Hate U Give by Asa
'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas gives a raw outlook on police brutality, especially towards ethnic minorities. It had a very realistic portrayal of . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ellie
I read the book "Wed Wabbit" and I found it very interesting and intriguing however I do think this book is a little childish for me personally. The b . . .
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Release by Mrs Prior
The dual narrative provides a structure that is at times distracting and does not always add to the enjoyment of the main plot. This is a story which . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Prior
An interesting and engaging story based on true events. The concept of boys stranded on an island may sound familiar but the description of the chara . . .
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Saint Death by callum
I think that this book is very good and highlights a lot of modern problems with the US-Mexican border.I was very intrigued about the character develo . . .
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After the Fire by Brooke
After the Fire is an extremely emotively filled novel. Hill purposefully depicted the character of Moonbeam as rather innocent and witty in order to c . . .
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Where the World Ends by Joshua
I did not enjoy this book as it was very confusing and boring. The mystery of the abandoned children is hard to understand. The story line is not as t . . .
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Saint Death by NATASHA
I READ SAINT DEATH. AT THE START OF THE BOOK IT WAS GOOD AND I FOUND IT VERY INTERSTING BUT AS THE BOOK DEVELOPED I LOST INTEREST IN READING IT. IT . . .
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After the Fire by Juliet
After the Fire is a very effective book that explores ideas about dictatorship and religion.It follows the tale of a 17 year old girl and we learn wha . . .
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Release by Rachel
This is my second Ness novel, and having read 'More Than This' I had high expectations. Luckily I did not find myself disappointed. Adam's story line . . .
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Release by Richard
This book certainly has its moments. I was compelled by the main narrative rather than the sub-plot. Its main theme is homophobia and its repercussion . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ellie
After initially reading the book I felt disappointed in the ending due to the lack of resolution. However, after some thought I realised that this lac . . .
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After the Fire by Ellie
Although at first I found the book a little slow paced, I soon became captivated by the need to find out more about Moonbeam's life. The structure of . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tilly
I really enjoyed this book and it made me laugh. It deals with bad things happening in a light way that doesn't make the story sad which I think is a . . .
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Rook by Morein
I would describe this book as quite stereotypical (not in a bad way) this is because I think it sends a very strong message about bullying. However, I . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Poppy
I would not recommend Wed Wabbit to anyone. The book had a very odd ending as was not an incredible exciting read. It was about a family and going on . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ajoke
I read 'Beyond the Brightest Sea' this book is based around a 12 year old girl how has lived on a secluded island her whole life when she was abandone . . .
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Saint Death by Ellie
I began to read "Saint Death" I wasn't hooked or interested from the beginning so I kept reading and I wasn't too impressed as I was confused which . . .
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Release by Asa
‘Release’ by Patrick Ness is an emotionally vibrant book, exploring sexuality and the journey to finding yourself. He presents conflicts in not only A . . .
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After the Fire by Delia
This book took me by surprise.I found it very intense whilst reading it and shocked me with every event that the protagonist explained. I can say that . . .
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Release by Ellie
I found the book "Release" by Patrick Ness very relate-able as a teenager however I did think the book was a little slow-paced at the beginning and ha . . .
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Rook by Josh
Brilliant book about the emotions of growing up and dealing with problems that go away near the end. It is a sad book, but also one full of frustratio . . .
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Where the World Ends by Richard
A really good non-fiction event for some fiction treatment. The book was perhaps 30-50 pages too long; some pruning would have heightened the dramati . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tilly
I didn't really enjoy this book because I felt like it was missing action. I felt like the blurb of the book built it up to be a really interesting st . . .
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Where the World Ends by rebecca
I found this book slightly boring as it moved quite slowly and it was very peaceful. If it was a little more adventurous and the plot moved faster it . . .
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The Hate U Give by Morein
I personally loved this book, it really opened my eyes to the outer world and how some people live their lives due to only their race. I think the mai . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lauren
I really enjoyed The Hate U Give because it had some very mature concepts however, I felt that it illustrated them in the perfect way. It brought up c . . .
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After the Fire by Brooke
This is a thoroughly powerful and extremely gripping book by Will Hill. It describes the dark and dictated religious community in Texas which the main . . .
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Saint Death by Asa
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick was a deeply emotional and sobering story, with horrifying real life ties that open you up to a different, dystopian wo . . .
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Saint Death by Juliet
Personally out of all the books I have read so far, Saint Death is the most gripping. It is set in Anapra, Mexico and follows the tale of a young man . . .
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The Hate U Give by Natasha
The hate U Give The Hate You Give is a very serious book set in Mississippi where the main character called Starr who is 16 years old lives in Gard . . .
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Release by Brooke
Release- Patrick Ness I thought release included main themes that many people in our society have to face. These themes include: homophobia, mental i . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Joshua
Wed Wabbit was a brilliant book full of mystery, leaving the reader wondering about everything. It's full of humour and shows how the simplest of thin . . .
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After the Fire by Lauren
I really enjoyed the book and loved the use of history as the inspiration. I liked the use of dual narrative and found it really made the story better . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Morein
Unfortunately, I really disliked this book as it was really patronizing and really confusing. Moreover, the ending was not very creative. I believe, t . . .
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Release by Delia
The book "Release" was a very enjoyable book, I can say that I loved reading this book as it was a mix of great emotion and slight humour at times. As . . .
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After the Fire by Asa
After The Fire by Will Hill is an inspiring book that although has a very horrific backstory, manages to bring hope and a resolution to ‘Moonbeam.’ It . . .
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Saint Death by Richard
A compulsive thriller set in the drug cartel-run badlands of Mexico in the shadow of the USA border. This described a whole new world to me: it is a m . . .
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Rook by Richard
Fairly enjoyed this, but I think it lacked some originality. The author put too many sample "teenager" themes in for it to be fully convincing - schoo . . .
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After the Fire by Richard
This fictionalised account of the siege that took place in 1993 in Waco, Texas is a compulsive read. The structure of the book into Before and After m . . .
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The Hate U Give by rebecca
This book is heart-breaking and gripping. The emotional strain of the main character Starr is indescribable. She's been through so much and it gets wo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tilly
I really liked this book because it was really realistic and highlighted a controversial topic about racism and death. It was sad but intrigued me str . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Morein
I believe that this book is fantastical in some ways however, can be interpreted in many ways. The main character is called Crow and in this book we g . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Poppy
The book was very fantastical and I imagine a few people can relate to it who are having hard times. Also,the book can be seen in many different ways. . . .
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There is a film of The Hate You Give currently in production. Which other book do you think could be adapted in this way?

Saint Death?
Where the World Ends?
Rook?
After the Fire?
Release?
Beyond the Bright Sea?
Wed Wabbit?

 
 

Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .