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Tag: 5 stars

5 Star, Translation

Breaking Away

First published in French as L’ร‰chappรฉe belle, Anna Gavalda’s Breaking Away is indeed a beautiful escape. Short, yet prefectly formed, it’s more of a novella at 142 pages of charming prose translated into English by Alison Anderson. I hadn’t even…

5 Star, Young Adult

A Monster Calls

Get the hankies ready because A Monster Calls is a powerfully emotional read. It intelligently deals with grief in a way that will appeal to adults and children alike and I would hope it has the power to help children…

5 Star, Science Fiction

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At first, Mira Grant’s zombie novel might seem an ironic choice for my Royal Wedding day reading, however it ended up somehow completely relevant. Not that Will and Kate’s big day was interrupted by the flesh-eating undead, more that if…