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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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Benjamin Zephaniah has always been a powerful voice on social issues and in his latest novel for teens he tackles the very topical issue of disenfranchised youth, activism and the summer of disco
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Gregory Sherl
Review by Jade Craddock
What would you do if you could look into the future and see how your romantic relationships would pan out? Would you look or not? What if you saw something you didn’t like…or you did?
The Girl Who Couldn't Read
John Harding
Review by Morag Adlington
The Girl Who Couldn’t Read begins slowly with a tortuously unpleasant description of the medieval practices at an asylum for the mentally ill while Dr John Shepherd, newly appointed assi
The Girl Who Couldn't Read
John Harding
Review by Morag Adlington
The Girl Who Couldn’t Read begins slowly with a tortuously unpleasant description of the medieval practices at an asylum for the mentally ill while Dr John Shepherd, newly appointed assi
The Sandman
Lars Kepler
Review by Janie Philips
It is the middle of the night and snowing heavily but across a high railway bridge heading towards Stockholm is a young man.
The Secret Place
Tana French
Review by Anahita Mody
“I know who killed him.”
 
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