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The Children Act
Ian McEwan
Review by Charlotte Colwill
The title of McEwan’s latest novel refers to the piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care towards a minor that the courts must exhibit.
El Deafo
Cece Bell
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
A funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired.
 
Cece was left with a hearing impairment following a childhood illness meanin

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Thirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
Review by Becca Watts
A boy enters a room. In the room are 12 seated people with one chair spare. A chair for Jack. As Jack joins this strange band of characters, each in turn shares a story.
The Boundless
Kenneth Oppel
Review by Hannah Love
With a train of 987 carriages, an onboard circus, an electrified funeral car filled with treasure, and the occasional sasquatch, The Boundless has all the ingredients for a great adventu
The Secret Paris CInema Club
Nicolas Barreau
Review by Sally Hughes
There is only one word for this - "charmant". It is a totally delightful escapist read, the perfect antidote to a hard day at the office.
Shakespeare for Grown-ups
Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates
Review by Clair Stanton
Brush up your Shakespeare with this, the fourth ''for grown-ups'' book by Foley and Coates.
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
Review by Megan Brown
This captivating piece of YA fiction traces the unique life of fiery teenager Hayley and her unrelenting struggle with painful memories.
The Jewel
Amy Ewing
Review by Becca Watts
For Violet, life is nothing to do with choices.
The Playground
Julia Kelly
Review by Jennifer Wade
Life as a single parent can be overwhelming, joyful, maddening and stultifying – and it's this battle of emotions that swirl inside protagonist Eve, who finds herself thrust into a strange new li

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