Reviews by Title

Book reviews are listed alphabetically by Book Title. If they begin with 'The', 'A' or 'An', they're listed by the next word in the title. The name of the reviewer is in brackets.

After the Snow - SD Crockett (M)
Alex As Well - Alyssa Brugman (M)
All About Mia - Lisa Williamson (M)
All the Truth That's in Me - Julie Berry (M)
All Fall Down - Sally Nicholls (M)
All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill (Little M)
Alpha - Bessora & Barroux (M)
Angel Dust - Sarah Mussi (Teen Book Group)
Amity & Sorrow - Peggy Riley (M; adult fiction)
Amity & Sorrow - Peggy Riley (Daddy Cool; adult fiction)
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume (Little M mini review)
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer (Little M)

The Beadle - Pauline Smith (M)
Beautiful Broken Things - Sara Barnard (M)
Being a Boy - James Dawson (M; non-fiction)
Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys (Little M)
Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys (M)
Billie Templar's War - Ellie Irving (Alice)
Bird - Crystal Chan (M)
Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed - Nicola Morgan (M; non-fiction)
Blindsided - Natalie Whipple (Little M)
Blood Family - Anne Fine (M)
Bluefish - Pat Schmatz (M)
Bone Jack - Sara Crowe (M)
The Bone Sparrow - Zana Fraillon (M)
The Book of Unknown Americans - Cristina Henriquez (M)
Boonie - Richard Masson (M)
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat - Dave Shelton (M)
A Boy Called Christmas - Matt Haig & Chris Mould (M)
Breathe - Sarah Crossan (M)
The Bunker Diary - Kevin Brooks (M)

Call Down Thunder - Daniel Finn (M)
Catalyst - SJ Kincaid (Little M)
The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (M)
Changeling - Philippa Gregory (M)
Charm and Strange - Stephanie Kuehn (M)
The Children Act - Ian McEwan (M)
The Child's Elephant - Rachel Campbell-Johnston (Little M)
The Christmas Truce - Carol Ann Duffy (Little M)
Close To the Wind - Jon Walter (M)
Codename Quicksilver #1: In the Zone - Allan Jones (Little M)
Codename Quicksilver #3: Burning Sky - Allan Jones (Little M)
Codename Quicksilver #4: Killchase - Allan Jones (Little M)
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein (M)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - David Haddon (M)

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (M)
Dead Ends - Erin Lange (M)
Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher (M)
Divergent - Veronica Roth (Little M)
Divergent - Veronica Roth (M)
The Diviners - Libba Bray (M)
The Dog - Joseph O'Neill (M)
The Dog Stars - Peter Heller (M; adult fiction)
Dolphin Song - Lauren St John (Little M)
The Double Shadow - Sally Gardner (M)
Dreaming the Bear - Mimi Thebo (M)

The Edible Woman - Margaret Atwood (M; adult fiction)
The Elites - Natasha Ngan (Little M)
Em and the Big Hoom - Jerry Pinto (M)
Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kastner (Family group review)
Emily Climbs - LM Montgomery (Alice)
Emma Hearts LA - Keris Stainton (M)

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green (M)
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green (teen book club)
Fireweed - Jill Paton Walsh (joint: M & Little M)
Flip - Martyn Bedford (M + Little M)
Follyfoot - Monica Dickens (Little M mini review)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock - Matthew Quick (M)
Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman (M)
Fractured (Slated #2) - Teri Terry (Little M)
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen (M)
Friday Brown - Vikki Wakefield (M)

Geek Girl - Holly Smale (Alice)
Ghost Hawk - Susan Cooper (M)
Ghost Knight - Cornelia Funke (Little M)
The Girl in the Mask - Marie-Louise Jensen (Kate)
Girl, Missing - Sophie McKenzie (Little M)
The Giver - Lois Lowry (Little M - mini review)
Goodbye Stranger - Rebecca Stead (M)
A Greyhound of a Girl - Roddy Doyle (M)
The Guest Cat - Takashi Hiraide (M)

Half Brother - Kenneth Oppel (Little M)
Half Lives - Sara Grant (M)
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (M)
Highly Illogical Behaviour - John Corey Whaley (M)
Hitler's Angel - William Osborne (Little M)
Hold On - Alan Gibbons (M)
Hostage Three - Nick Lake (M)
How to Write Your Best Story Ever - Christopher Edge (M, non-fiction)
The Humans - Matt Haig (M)
The Hunger Games (trilogy) - Suzanne Collins (Little M, brief thoughts)

I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (M)
If You Find Me - Emily Murdoch (M)
In Darkness - Nick Lake (M)
Insignia - SJ Kincaid (M)
Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth (Little M)
Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth (M)

J - Howard Jacobson (M)
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier (M)

Katya's World - Jonathan L Howard (M)
Ketchup Clouds - Annabel Pitcher (M & Little M)
Kentucky Thriller (Laura Marlin #3) - Lauren St John (Little M)
Kindred - Octavia E Butler (M)
Kit Hunter Show Jumper in South American Mission - Peter Grey (Little M)
Knife Edge (Nought & Crosses #2) - Malorie Blackman (M)

Lance of Truth (Pendragon Legacy #2) - Katherine Roberts (Little M)
The Last Minute - Eleanor Updale (M)
Leopold Blue - Rosie Rowell (M)
Let's Bake - Cathryn Dresser (Little M)
Liar & Spy - Rebecca Stead (M)
A Life Discarded - Alexander Masters (M, adult biography)
Life of Pi - Yann Martel (M & Little M; adult fiction)
A Little, Aloud for Children - edited by Angela McMillan (M)
London Belongs To Us - Sarra Manning (M)
The Lost Girl - Sangu Mandanna (M)
Lost Worlds - Andrew Lane (Little M)
Love, Lies & Lemon Pies - Katy Cannon (Little M)

MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood (M)
Maggot Moon - Sally Gardner (M)
The Magic Pony (Jinny at Finmory #7) - Patricia Leitch (Little M)
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright - Christopher Edge (M)
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment - James Patterson (Little M)
Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever - James Patterson (Little M)
The Medusa Project (series) - Sophie McKenzie Little M; brief thoughts)
The Memory Book - Lara Avery (M)
The Midnight Dress - Karen Foxlee (M); (Alice)
Midwinterblood - Marcus Sedgwick (M)
Missing Me - Sophie McKenzie (Little M; for thoughts on the series)
Monkey Wars - Richard Kurti (M)
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness (M)
A Month With April-May - Edyth Bulbring (M & Little M)
Moon Bear - Gill Lewis (Little M)
Moral Disorder - Margaret Atwood (M)
More of Me - Kathryn Evans (M)
Mortal Chaos - Matt Dickinson (M)
Muddle and Win: The Battle of Sally Jones - John Dickinson (M)
My Brother Simple - Marie-Aude Murail (M)
My Friend Flicka - Mary O'Hara (Little M - warning: big spoiler)
My Name is Mina - David Almond (M)
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher (M)

Never Fall Down - Patricia McCormick (M)
The Night Sky In My Head - Sarah Hammond (M)
Noble Conflict - Malorie Blackman (Little M) + teen book group video
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman (M + Little M )
Now Is the Time For Running - Michael Williams (M)

Obsidian Mirror - Catherine Fisher (M)
Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope - Anne Plichota & Cendrine Wolf (Little M)
One - Sarah Crossan (M)
One Boy and His Dog - Eva Ibbotson (Little M mini review)
The One Dollar Horse - Lauren St John (Little M mini review)
The Other Side of Truth - Beverley Naidoo (M)

Paper Aeroplanes - Dawn O'Porter (M)
Paper Butterflies - Lisa Heathfield (M)
Party Disaster - Sue Limb (Alice)
Phoenix - SF Said (M)
Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman (M)
Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman (Little M mini review)
Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren (M)
Portal 24 - Meredith Stroud (Little M)
Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry (Lucy)

The Quietness - Alison Rattle (M)

Race the Wind - Lauren St John (Little M)
Railsea - China Mieville (M)
Raspberries On the Yangtze - Karen Wallace (M)
Red Ink - Julie Mayhew (M)
The Red Pony - John Steinbeck (Little M - caution: small spoiler)
Rendezvous in Russia (Laura Marlin #4) - Lauren St John (Little M)
The Rig - Joe Ducie (Little M)
Rooftoppers - Katherine Rundell (M)

Saving June- Hannah Harrington (M)
Scarlet - AC Gaughen (Little M)
A Sea of Stars - Kate Maryon (Little M)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 - Sue Townsend (M)
The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew #1) - Carolyn Keene (Little M)
The Seeing - Diana Hendry (M)
Secrets of the Henna Girl - Sufiya Ahmed (M)
The Serpent King - Jeff Zentner (M)
She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick (M)
Silenced - Simon Packham (M)
Silverfin - Charlie Higson (Little M)
The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier (Nanny Bee)
Sky Hawk - Gill Lewis (Little M)
Slated - Teri Terry (M)
The Smell of Other People's Houses - Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (M)
Snapper - Brian Kimberling (M; adult fiction)
Soldier Dog - Sam Angus (Little M)
Sophie Someone - Hayley Long (M)
A Stallion Called Midnight - Victoria Eveleigh (Little M)
The Stars at Oktober Bend - Glenda Millard (M)
Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel (M)
Stoner - John Williams (M; adult fiction)
Such Wicked Intent - Kenneth Oppel (Little M)
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (M)
Sweet Pizza - GR Gemin (M)
Sword of Light (Pendragon Legacy #1) - Katherine Roberts (Little M)

Tempest - Julie Cross (Little M)
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket - John Boyne (M)
The Testament of Mary - Colm Toibin (M)
That Burning Summer - Lydia Syson (M)
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe (M)
This Is Not Forgiveness - Celia Rees (M)
This Should Be Written In the Present Tense - Helle Helle (M)
Tiger Wars - Steve Backshall (Little M)
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (M)
The Tragedy Paper - Elizabeth Laban (M)
Transparent - Natalie Whipple (Little M)
The Treasure House - Linda Newbury (M)
The Twelve Days of Christmas - William Morris & Liz Catchpole (illustrated)
The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones - Susie Day (Little M)

Uncommon Criminals - Ally Carter (Little M)
Under the Cherry Blossom - Maya Healy (M)

VIII - HM Castor (Little M)
VIII - HM Castor (Kate)
The Vacationers - Emma Straub (M)
Velvet - Mary Hooper (M)
Vortex (Tempest #2) - Julie Cross (Little M)
Vortex (Insignia #2) - SJ Kincaid (Little M)

The Wall - William Sutcliffe (M)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler (M)
We Come Apart - Sarah Crossan & Brian Monaghan (M)
The Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan (M)
The Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan (Little M & joint Carnegie shadowing thoughts)
We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo (M)
We Were Liars - E Lockhart (M)
When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead (M)
White Dolphin - Gill Lewis (Little M)
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys (M)
Wing Jones - Katherine Webber (M)
The Wolves of Currumpaw - William Grill (M)
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken (Grandad Africa)
Wonder - RJ Palacio (M)
Wonder - RJ Palacio (thoughts from Alice and Little M)
World's End (series) - Monica Dickens (Little M; brief thoughts)
A World Between Us - Lydia Syson (M)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (M)

The Year of the Rat - Clare Furniss (M)
Yellowcake - Margo Lanagan (M)


  1. Just finished Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier. A well written look at late 18th century London and some of its historical figures. All wrapped up in a story line that pitches the big city against the quiet and gentle countryside but along the way manages to involve the French revolution. But for an out of the box experience do not dismiss the many Terry Pratchett offerings that blend the dark side with wonderful hunour and insight.

    1. Thank you. Any particular Terry Pratchett's you would recommend for younger readers to start off with?

  2. Courtney
    I finished a book called DORK DIARIES.
    It is funny and tells you some tips about if you have a diary and what to do.
    It is a series.
    I know 4 Terry Pratchetts book called:Star smashers of the galaxy rangers,Mort,Equal rites and Pyramids.I am 10.5 and think these books should be nice.I have read a few pages of Equal rites and think it is myserious.

    1. Hello Courtney,
      Thank you for your comment. We haven't read Dork Diaries but if it made you laugh that's great. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid made us laugh. And My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is also very funny in parts - but quite serious in others.
      And thanks for the Terry Pratchett recommendations. Have you read these ones?


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