Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they’re picking up litter in the park for community service. He’s so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She’s got a lot to hide.Read more
Optimists Die First | Susin Nielsen | Anderson Press | 02 March 2017 About the Book Petula has avoided friendshipRead more
When Mikey’s dad died, something in Mikey died too. He loved his old man and he never stopped dreaming that one day his dad would land the role of a lifetime and come back to the estate in the flashiest car anyone had ever seen.Read more
With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had.
Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.Read more
I listened to the audiobook of The Square Root of Summer and before I talk about the story, I just wanted to mention Katy Sober’s narration. She does a great job with the voices (especially Grey’s) capturing their individual characters. But it was the pacing and rhythm she strikes that did it for me. Drawing you into the hot summer Norfolk days in which the story it set.Read more