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Steady for This
Steady for this was a very gripping and enticing story that made me want to read till the end. The story was set out in a nice chronological way which is effective in the telling of its story. It builds tension quite effectively and the climax is very gripping. The only negative thing I can say is that the language is in slang which makes it a bit difficult to understand (since he is a rapper).

Akashnil

Safiyyah's War
This book, though enticing, lost most of its potential from the method in which it approached the situation within it, with a soft method as if it were attempting to be safe with a situation which must be faced head-first.

James

The Door of No Return
The door of no return was an enticing story that has lots of potential. The intial story took some time to get going but it made up for it midway when the book took a drastic turn. In general, I enjoyed the the story, however, it could have had a better ending.

Akashnil

The Song Walker
The song walker is a very fascinating book in that there is a lot of discovery throughout the book. I really enjoyed this book which was full of finding the truths and not giving up even in the toughest times.

Nathan

Choose Love
it was a good book but I feel slightly more could have been done on the language, but overall a great piece.

Rowan

Choose Love
An emotional book that tells the shocking truth that I found hard to believe. Although this was a beautiful book to read.

Martin

Choose Love
Very emotional book. I liked it. I would recommend it.

Martin

The Door of No Return
This book combines poetry and story-telling brilliantly to produce a really good book with symbolic meaning. Although it can be hard to follow, I thought it was worth the challenge.

Martin

The Boy Lost in the Maze
I think this was a very ambitious book with many twists and by the end of it your heart feels lighter.

James

Safiyyah's War
This book took me through an emotional yet exciting journey leaving me speechless. I loved reading this book!

Martin

Away With Words
Away with words was a very different book than what I have read. It has lots of hidden meanings behind the words that were written and the way it is written will make you see how meaningful words actually are. It includes this fantasy where the main character and the people in this book can pick up words they say and actually see the words on the floor and everywhere. This concept, I think, is so simple but when you think about it, it is such an interesting thing. There are so many details like how the words are shaped, the font of the words and the colour so that you can see what emotion these words were spoken in. Gala and her friend (the main characters) made poems with them which is a great idea from the writer because it gives the emotions from different people's words. Since Gala can't speak English well and her best friend cannot speak when she is with new people makes this idea of poetry a way to express themselves and show what they feel. As I have said, this book is very different but in a good way and teaches us many lessons like the power of words and how words can affect people deeper than you think. I highly recommend this book and by the end, you will see words differently!

Akashnil

Safiyyah's War
I found this book interesting, as I did not know what it was like to live in a mosque before. However, I got very confused about who was who in Safiyyah's family. I feel like there were too many characters, and that the important ones were not featured as much as they should have been.

Dylan

Crossing the Line
I really liked this book. I found it interesting, and once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. I really liked the fact that there was lots of drama, and it was very tense at times. overall, this was a good book, and I would rate it 8/10.

Dylan

The Door of No Return
I liked this book, as the characters were very realistic, and it seemed to explain some the issues that were around in that time in Africa. However, I did not like the fact that it was written in poetry, so I would rate this book 6/10.

Dylan

The Boy Lost in the Maze
I really liked this book; I loved how the book was written in verse which emphasised the storyline across the short poems.

Nathan

Choose Love
I found this book boring, as it was very short, and written in poetry. I understand that the poet expressed their feelings, but I like a book with a story, not just a collection of boring poems. I would not recommend this book, as I am trying to save you the misery of reading such a boring book.

Dylan

Away With Words
Probably the worst book I have ever read. The concept doesn't really make any sense, I mean, how do you see words? It doesn't work as a plot. The book is quite well written but I could not stand the characters or the plot, so I would rate this book 2/10.

Dylan

The Boy Lost in the Maze
I really liked this book. I found it clever the way the author linked in Theo's story to Theseus's, and that Theo was on a search for his father, like Theseus. I would recommend this book for people aged 13 and above, as there was a bit of mild swearing, and I would rate this book 9/10.

Dylan

Steady for This
I found this book OK. It had a good plot, with characters that you could sympathise with. I just didn't like the way it was written. I know it was meant to be funny, but I just found it annoying to read.

Dylan

Away With Words
A great story about people who struggle in different ways and their daily struggle when for us the day is a breeze. This isa great book and a fantastic piece of writing.

Rowan

The Boy Lost in the Maze
a great fusion of story new and old alike and I appreciate what the author did to change the story a bit. Great book, would recommend it.

Rowan