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Steady for This
I quite liked "Steady For This". At first, it took me some time to understand what was happening. There are some parts that are very funny. A very nice book. Just one downside, the use of language is not the best.

Arthur

Steady for This
Steady For This was such a funny book to read.It was an easy read and didn't take too long to get through.Some parts were hilarious and I found myself waking up my parents from the laughter! Siobhan was my favourite character as she had a very interesting personality to follow.One of my favourite scenes is where Shaun takes Tanisha to the cinema, end up watching small children's film called Princess Power III and Shaun actually gets really invested in the film, this made me laugh so hard.The only thing I didn't like was the constant use of slang as that annoyed me.Overall a good book.

Rani

Away With Words
Away with words was such a good book!I loved how we could really understand what was going on inside her head when she didn't understand words so they were replaced with lines.I loved how she finds a way to communicate with Natalie and learns to accept Scotland.I did find it difficult to understand what they meant by stealing and picking up words but I just went along with it and still found it a super enjoyable book to read.It really annoyed me when there was a line on a word and I just wanted to know what it was, and when she can't be herself because of her language but I think that's Just how Sophie Cameron wants the reader to feel.I loved reading away with words,5/5!

Rani

Safiyyah's War
Saffiyah's War was a great book to read.It had exciting parts and I also learnt a lot about WW2 and muslim culture.Saffiyah was an interesting character to follow.One of my favourite parts was when she rescued the cats and brought them home with then meeting Timothée.I did find that some chapters were bit tiring to read and I sometimes found myself at one point,super gripped and others not.It was still a very good book.

Rani

The Song Walker
I thought that this book wasn't the best but it wasn't bad either. It's not really my type of book, but it was fine!

Emilie

Away With Words
I really loved "Away with Words". I really liked the way the author explores the power of friendship and the power of words when facing difficult situations. This might sound silly, but the way people collect words and can see them really captivated me. It goes very well with the storyline.

Arthur

Crossing the Line
I absolutely loved this book, the cover is the reason I started it and Erik was the reason I finished it. the fact that it's written in verses is the cherry on top. Erik wasn't the only person i cared about, Ravi was also one of my favourites. I almost read it instead of doing horse ridding but changed my mind last second. 12/10 impecable

Yasmine

Crossing the Line
I loved Crossing The Line.It was easy to read as it was in verse and it was a subject that I had never read about before.It was interesting to read about Erik, the mistakes he makes and how he fixes them.It's a a bit difficult to understand as you don't really know its drugs until the end.It uses metaphors instead of drugs to mention it.So far I'd one of my favourite books as I really couldn't put it down at all. 11/10 stars!

Rani

Safiyyah's War
This book is really good and some parts are actually pretty sad. It talks about relationship and how important they are. It covers also that even though you're in a different religion, you can still help others. If you love history this is a definitely go to book.

Sonia

The Song Walker
I really enjoyed the characters in the book, particularly Sienna.It was interesting reading Sienna's point of vue as she has forgotten her whole life and remembers it along the way.It was also interesting seeing how uncertain she was before and after meeting Tarni.It was interesting learning a bit about Alyawarre culture and community in the book as I had never heard about it before.I found that in some places there could have been a bit more adventure but overall a really enjoyable and gripping book.

Rani

The Door of No Return
I really loved "The Door of No Return". The fact that it was written in verse conveyed emotions very well and emphasised important words or phrases. This unique style gives a very special rhythm to the story, almost like breathing with the characters. As I was reading, I just could not stop. I even cried at some points!

Arthur