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Book 18 of 2021

‘Trash’ by Andy Mulligan

The 18th book of the year – a bit of summer reading homework – year 7 reader in September.

It follows the story of three dumpsite boys in India – it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting – it ended up being quite the adventure.

Now off to watch the film…

Next up: Running Tracks

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Book 17 of 2021

‘Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old And Wise’ by Katherine Rundell.

Chucking this cheeky little book in. Only 63 pages long – it was a present – I read lots of teenage fiction.

Defy those who tell you to be serious. Cut shame off at the knees. Children’s books are not a hiding place, they are a seeking place. Go to children’s fiction to see the world with double eyes: your own, and those of your childhood self.

Katherine Rundell

Next up: Trash

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Book 16 of 2021

‘Coasting’ by Elise Downing

One of my favourite books of the year. Elise ran the 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain. She had a fantastic adventure.

Highly recommend. Just read it.

Next up: Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

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Book 15 of 2021

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

A BBC2 ‘Between the Covers’ recommended read. Two sisters. One murder. Who did it?

I quite enjoyed it. Clever idea. Well worth a read!

Next up: Coasting