The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson Genre; YA Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his […]
#WorldBookDay Who Are You Reading For?
It’s World Book Day today. If you’re on social media, you really might have noticed. There are tweets and Facebook posts with photos of kids in the guise of their favourite bookish characters and just lots of hashtags going on. My youngest is going to school as Paddington Bear. His favourite characters now all wear […]
Recently Read – Uglies, Pretties and Specials by Scott Westerfeld
This is a three book post because I held off reviewing the first two on the blog until I’d read the final book in the trilogy, Specials, which I did yesterday. I’m going to briefly review each book, then give an overarching review of the the theme that climaxes in the final novel. I will […]
Should Books Be Age Certified?
You walk into a bookshop and it’s split into lovely sections for you to browse. To make it easier to find what you’re looking for. If you’re a writer and you are approaching agents they will want to know what genre it fits into. This, so it can be “shelved” easily in that very bookshop. […]
Recently Read – Acid by Emma Pass
The Recently Read posts will tend to be books I have enjoyed. For a full roundup of books I have read and their reviews you can find me on Goodreads Here. Acid by Emma Pass Genre: YA The year is 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID—the most brutal controlling police force in history—rule supreme. No […]
What's Your First Draft Like? – Dan Thompson
Dan Thompson is in first draft seat today. Dan lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (England) with his young daughter and his shabby dog, Skye. He is the Author of the charity poetry book Life is all but a vast array of Colours and phobia Novella The Caseworker’s Memoirs. His first full length novel, A YA Fantasy entitled The Black Petal will […]