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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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Kim Thuy
Review by Rebecca Foster
Kim Thúy’s second semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of Mãn, a Vietnamese woman, who enters an arranged marriage in Montreal and becomes a chef.
Life or Death
Michael Robotham
Review by Chris High
It is a feeling that never grows old; that tingle of expectation when the new book of an author you truly admire drops through your door and, rest assured, Michael Robotham is an author who deser
Herring Girl
Debbie Taylor
Review by Tracy Eynon
Twelve-year-old Ben Dixon is facing puberty with more anxiety than most - convinced he should have been a girl, he fears the coming changes to his body.
Between the Lives
Jessica Shirvington
Review by Jade Craddock
If you’re after your next great young adult read look no further than Jessica Shirvington’s Between the Lives.
 
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California
Edan Leupcki
Review by Rebecca Foster
In Edan Lepucki’s post-apocalyptic debut novel, California, primitive forest dwellings and exclusive walled communities have replaced America’s wasteland cities.
 

The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Review by Rebecca Watts
When Maggie leaves everything she knows in Chicago for the quiet, snow-covered wilderness of Door County, the last thing she expects to encounter is a town rocked by a series of mysterious drowni
Alarm Girl
Hannah Vincent
Review by Tracy Eynon
Arriving in South Africa with her brother, 11-year-old Indigo is resentful and unimpressed by the promise of a new life with her father.

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