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The Reviewing Reel: What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. I did buy this almost an entire year ago, and it's been over a year since I read How Hard Can Love Be?, but it didn't stop me thoroughly enjoying this. Just... Yesssssss, Lottie. Yessss. She is every cool feminist at my sixth form,… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

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The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Hold on! (Hah hah... Get it?) But seriously. Hold on. This is about to get good. Holden Caulfield is probably one of the most quintessential unreliable narrators of all time, along with Humbert Humber from Lolita and the omnipresent overhead voice from the Harry Potter series. He is the phony to end… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

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The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker Corblimey. Before I get into the bulk of this review, I'll be nitpicky and say that I'm having an internal struggle with typing 'colour' as 'color'. I need that 'u' in the word - yes, I know Alice Walker is American, and Americans spell 'colour' like 'color', but I've… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

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The Reviewing Reel: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter June to me seems to be the month of amazing reads. It's just going from strength to strength here. How have I never read Angela Carter before? How? I kept seeing her books everywhere, but I never picked them up or gave them much thought. However...… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

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The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw What a book. What a play. What an everything. I will be honest when I say that I love musicals. I'm not just saying that to sound cool, I genuinely love musicals. So much that I sometimes think that I was born to be a Broadway star, I wasn't. I… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

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YA Book Prize 2017: Beautiful Broken Things

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard My rating: 4 of 5 stars ooooooooh this is #relatable View all my reviews First things first - this book perfectly describes female friendships and relationships. I related to the characters in this book so well, it really added to my overall enjoyment of the… Continue reading YA Book Prize 2017: Beautiful Broken Things

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Ya Book Prize 2017: Chasing The Stars

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman Before I begin - I really, genuinely adore Malorie Blackman. I love the Noughts and Crosses series, and I think her writing style is brilliant. I've even watched her on a panel at Hay Festival, back when she was Children's Laureate. However - I did not like Chasing the Stars. It was my… Continue reading Ya Book Prize 2017: Chasing The Stars

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YA Book Prize 2017: Paper Butterflies

My college is shadowing the YA Book Prize this year - you can find out more about the shortlist, how you can shadow the event and where it'll be presented here. I'm very lucky in that I live very close by to Hay-On-Wye (which is where the Hay Festival is held in the UK every May)… Continue reading YA Book Prize 2017: Paper Butterflies

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The Reviewing Reel: We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I started reading this about half an hour ago. I finished it fifteen minutes later. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of that viral TEDx talk from 2013 - also called 'We Should All Be Feminists'. I've linked you to it, there, so definitely have a watch.… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: We Should All Be Feminists