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Safiyyah's War
"Safiyyah's War" is a well-written feel-good, anytime one feels sad they have to just read a few pages of this book and they'll feel ultimately better. This book is a flower of emotions, mostly good. I am highly confident that this book will become a classic in the future.

Yuvan

The Boy Lost in the Maze
"The Boy Lost in the Maze" was a masterpiece from an author who holds the prestigious position of UK's Children Laureate. The stories of Theseus and Theo finding masculinity go together like Nutella and bread: when you taste it it's- simply sweet. Joseph Coelho also invented interactive reading- giving choices about what the reader thinks Theo/Theseus should do next. He also gives a new variation on the Theseus and the Minotaur story, making it very heartwarming. The book makes me conclude that we need people like the protagonist, who searches top and bottom for his father, finding masculinity.

Yuvan

Away With Words
"Away With Words" was a book that changed a lot over the course of the book, going from barely understandable to feel-good situations. The beginning of the book wasn't the best, but the development of the plot and literary devices over the time of the book is astronomical. Also I am very relieved to see that for once there is modern literature that is very different and "back to normal" (no verse) having read "The Door of No Return" and "Crossing The Line"

Yuvan

Crossing the Line
"Crossing the Line" was a well-thought thriller, me being scared of what would happen every time I turn the page. It was a sad reminder of not only that county lines exist and affect teen students, but also that modern literature is usually tragical and usually written in verse, which is (in my opinion) a modern cliche. But other than that, the plot was very good and definitely is in the mix for the Carnegie Writing Award.

Yuvan

The Door of No Return
I have read and enjoyed Kwame Alexander's books before, so I had big expectations "The Door of No Return"- I am very happy to tell that this book exceeded my expectations! It was written in verse which was not new because it is used in modern literature nowadays, but I thought it was too short which meant that it didn't stay in my mind for long. However the messages were bold and the plot and settings were top-notch, but the story ended on a cliffhanger which was quite sad. A thrilling book exceeding its set benchmarks.

Yuvan