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Tag: patrick ness

Young Adult

Release

The contemporary story at the heart of Release is powerful and moving. Adam is a preacher’s son and he is gay. He’s quite comfortable with his sexuality but his family are in denial. The boy he thought he was in…

Young Adult

More Than This

A boy dies. He wakes up alone in a familiar place. Is this the afterlife? There must be more than this? Is that what hell is? Trapped forever, alone in your worst memory? More Than This has such a strong…

General Fiction, Literary

The Crane Wife

All stories begin before they start and never, ever finish. When an injured crane lands in George’s garden in the middle of the night, he is compelled to help the beautiful creature. A few days later, Kumiko walks into his…

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…