Book of the Week

20 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

The long awaited latest book from Philip Pullman...

The Book of Dust: Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage

Malcolm was the landlord's son, an only child...

he had friends enough, but he was happiest on his own 

playing with his daemon Asta in their canoe,

which was called La Belle…

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Book of the Week

16 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

2:02...

2:01...

2:00...

Whatever was this?

I stared at the numbers, numb with horror.

The box was a bomb .

And it was going to go off in

TWO MINUTES

A terrorist bomb in a London market tears Charlie's life apart.

Months later she meets Nat, whose family

was devestated…

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Book of the Week

6 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

We are liars

We are beautiful and privileged

We are cracked and broken

A tale of love and romance

A tale of tragedy

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

You decide

A mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming...

it will prompt some to return immediately to page 1 to…

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Book of the Week

2 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017

Three lives. Three Secrets. One heartbreaking story.

Katie's life is falling apart:her mum's controlling, her dad's run off,

she's in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal

and now her estranged grandmother's turned…

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Book of the Week for National Poetry Day

25 Sep 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

To Celebrate National Poetry Day...

Written entirely in verse...

The astonishing new novel from multi-award -winning author Sarah Crossan

explores life, death, love and forgiveness.

It will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

'They think I hurt someone.

But I…

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Book of the Week

18 Sep 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

From award winning author Katherine Rundell:-

The Girl Savage

Wilhelmina's world is golden.

Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful.

But when her home is sold and Wilhelmina is sent away to boarding school in…

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Book of the Week

11 Sep 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

BOND:- BEFORE THE NAME BECAME A LEGEND.
BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.

Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder.

In a North London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint.

A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton.

To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond…

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Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017

10 Jul 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

And the Winner is.....

The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn

'You haven't said a single word since you've been here. Is it on purpose?' 

I tried to answer David but I couldn't...my brain wanted to speak but my throat wouldn't cooperate...

Adam blames himself for his best friend's death.

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Book of the Week

4 Jul 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

'Thirteen broken bones and a punctured lung.

You must have been put on this Earth for a reason, to have survived it.'

Bridge is an oddball. She is a doodler. She wears black Halloween cat ears every day.

And she survived a serious accident when she was younger.

Ever since she missed a…

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