Book review: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan, Text Publishing, ISBN 9781922182722, RRP $26 Anyone who’s read Will Grayson, Will Grayson (hereafter known as WG, WG) knows the eponymous characters weren’t necessarily the star of that show, um, book. No, the star was definitely Tiny Cooper, WG1’s best friend and WG2’s short-term boyfriend. Tiny […]

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Book review: The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley

The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley, Bloomsbury, ISBN9781408854136, RRP$27.99 Christmas may be well gone but stock up for next year’s present pile or just enjoy a bit of Christmas with this excellent book for kids and young adults. The Last of the Spirits is another retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol but […]

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Book review: There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury, ISBN9781408856000, RRP $24.99 Some books you read the blurb for and get rather excited about. Expectations run high… which can always lead to dashed hopes. That rather dramatic opening is basically my way of saying I really had high hopes for There Will Be Lies but ultimately […]

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The Monster Hunter: The Adventures of Benjamin Gaul by Kit Cox

The Monster Hunter: The Adventures of Benjamin Gaul by Kit Cox, Book Guild Publishing, ISBN 9781909984943 Monsters, kids, steampunk, Victorian, orphans – The Monster Hunter seems to hit every touchpoint that’s big right now in storytelling. Fortunately it’s also a fun and intriguing read, and one that will leave you looking forward to the next […]

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