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Review by Katie Clapham
Having already built a solid reputation in children’s literature, Linda Newbery’s first adult offering has the kind of slow-burning secrets that only the mature can endure.
Alice Oseman
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
An honest and gritty account of teenage life by 19-year-old author Alice Oseman.
Tori despairs of the other students in the sixth form at "Higgs".
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Nick Davies
Review by Sinead Fitzgibbon
On 8 July 2009, at half past four in the afternoon, the Guardian newspaper posted a story on their website written by investigative journalist Nick Davies.

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