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31/07/2014 by Ross Montgomery
Children's lives are dictated by rules and restrictions - some they begrudgingly accept, some they resent, some they don't even understand. Between school and home, there's rarely a moment when their behaviour and choices aren't policed by adults in some way. If given the chance they even make up their own rules, demanding punishment for those that don't follow the laws of the playground.    Children hate rules, but they need them. When given actual freedom, they often feel overwhelmed and frightened. Books and films are one of the only safe places where they can experience the idea of freedom, and experiment with dangerous ideas and consequences.   In my latest book, The Tornado Chasers, a gang of mismatched children set out to escape their safety-obsessed village, run through bear-infested countryside, and head straight for a raging tornado. In this spirit of daring escapism, I look at five great literary leaps into freedom - glorious, terrifying freedom! – and, of course, the safe return to normality.  
31/07/2014 by K.T. Medina
Author K.T. Medina tells us about how her military background inspired her novel, White Crocodile. 
25/07/2014 by Emma-Lee Moss
We're very exciting to welcome a new guest reviewer to We Love This Book, Emma-Lee Moss, perhaps better known as singer-songwriter Emmy the Great. Emma is going to be writing a monthly review for us, and she's starting with Tai Pei by Tao Lin.
24/07/2014 by Lee Price
The Premier League is the wealthiest and best-watched in world football, but just how far removed is it from the rest of the English Football League? Author Lee Price discovered first-hand in his book Turning My Back on the Premier League, when he abandoned the richest league in football to search for something far more valuable - real football fandom. Here, he reveals five startlingchasms between our showpiece division and the rest of the domestic game.
21/07/2014 by Michelle Magorian
Michelle Magorian talks about the photograph that inspired her novel Back Home. The book, and Magorian's other children's classic, Goodnight Mister Tom, are both part of the "A Puffin Book" editions which are part of a new exhibition at Waterstones Piccadilly, which is being launched by Michelle on 23rd July. 
15/07/2014 by Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones, editor of GQ, talks about what inspired his new book.  

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