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Review: Goodbye, Perfect

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard Date read: 9th July 2018 - 10th July 2018 Page count: 300 Genre: Young adult Format: Paperback (from local library) Rating: 4/5 I've read all three of Sara Barnard's books now, the first of which is reviewed here. I enjoyed her second quite a bit, but this book got enough going in me to warrant… Continue reading Review: Goodbye, Perfect

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Review: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne Date read: 13th July 2018 - 13th July 2018 Page Count: 348 Genre: Young Adult Format: Proof copy (borrowed from my sister, who got it from her school librarian) Rating: 4/5 I have also reviewed What’s A Girl Gotta Do? on this blog - another book by Holly Bourne. Go check… Continue reading Review: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?

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Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Date read: 10th May 2018 - 10th May 2018 Page count: 343 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 I didn't expect to be reading this so soon - it's a new release, and I'm trying to not buy any physical books (mostly due to lack of space/money...). Thankfully, though, I… Continue reading Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

New Girl by Paige Harbison Date read: 3rd May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Page count: 320 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 2/5 I only ever tend to review books I've enjoyed on here - so let's have a little bit of a change... Anyone that's been near me for five minutes knows about my obsession with Rebecca by… Continue reading Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

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Review: Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness Date read: 30th March 2018 - 30th March 2018 Page count: 287 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Hardback (Library) Rating: 5/5 This is a book I read in about two hours - so it has the Ellie Approved Compulsive Read label. I do read fast, but I think it really is the kind of book that's… Continue reading Review: Release by Patrick Ness

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Review: Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi Date read: 6th February 2018 - 7th February 2018 Page count: 338 Genre: Young Adult dystopia Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 2/5 This is yet another example of 'Ellie reads a hyped book that really doesn't live up to said hype'. At the end of the day, Shatter Me is a rehash of the Divergent trilogy,… Continue reading Review: Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi

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Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

Clean by Juno Dawson Date read: 5th February 2016 - 6th February 2017 Page count: 339 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. One of the best things (in my opinion, at least) about reading is the ability to completely step into someone… Continue reading Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

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Review: Miss Match by Crystal Cestari

Miss Match by Crystal Cestari Date read: 2nd February 2018 - 3rd February 2018 Page count: 336 Genre: Young Adult magical realism Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 3/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was not what I thought it was when I first requested it on NetGalley. I thought… Continue reading Review: Miss Match by Crystal Cestari

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Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt Date read: 1st February 2018 - 2nd February 2018 Page count: 392 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From a Jane Austen retelling to a book that completely flips the retelling genre on its head. I'm not… Continue reading Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

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YA Book Prize 2017: Chasing The Stars

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman Before I begin - I really, genuinely adore Malorie Blackman. I love the Noughts and Crosses series, and I think her writing style is brilliant. I've even watched her on a panel at Hay Festival, back when she was Children's Laureate. However - I did not like Chasing the Stars. It was my… Continue reading YA Book Prize 2017: Chasing The Stars