Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

They picked me to race Pumpkin Jack on Halloween night. It shouldn’t have been me. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. They picked my big brother last year. Joe went out and he raced Pumpkin Jack while we sat in our house, huddled together and crying, listening to the screams from the street outside.… Continue reading FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R. Murray

Short Review E.R.Murray delivers an action packed follow up to her Nine Lives Trilogy book 1 ‘The Book of Learning’ with the breathtakingly brilliant ‘The Book of Shadows’. We journey with Ebony again as she tries to continue her quest, but this time there are more baddies, more adventure, more gadgets, more fabulous characters and… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R. Murray

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray

The child’s fiction ‘Caramel Hearts’ written by E.R Murray is a perfect coming of age, happy ending, deep but not too deep novel. At age fourteen, Liv Bloom is a fantastically relatable character with a hell of a lot going on. The reader experiences all the awkward moments, all the stressful moments and all the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

- Short Review - Sarah Maria Griffin opens up ‘Spare and Found Parts’ with three rules: 1.) The sick in the Pale, the healed in the Pasture. 2.) Contribute, at all cost. 3.) All code is blasphemy. With these three rules Griffin has set up all the parts needed for a great Frankenstein/coming of age story.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

- Short Review - Tuesdays Are Just As Bad is a fascinating book, from the vibrant eye catching cover through to the very last page, the book sucks you in and doesn’t let go. It’s a young adult book that explores and enables its readers to feel that they are not alone, that depression is not… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Tin by Padraig Kenny

Short Review Tin is a coming of age story as we journey with a boy called Christopher who is trying to find his place in a world that he feels he doesn’t belong in. A story about discovering ones-self and realising that you can be happy with who you are no matter what others think… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tin by Padraig Kenny

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley

This fast, funny book for readers of 7+ tells the classic tale of a team of misfits’ impossible rise to glory. It’s packed full of action and great characters as well as humour by the bucketful.