Review: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

A harrowing book about anorexia and mental health that needs to come with more trigger warnings. Wintergirls Summary “Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls. “Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another. I am that girl. I am the space between my thighs, daylight…

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Review: Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

A compelling novel about a teenager who, after uncovering a life changing secret, feels as though she is unable to trust anyone, even herself.  Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher Summary My name is Tess Turner – at least, that’s what I’ve always been told.  I have a voice but…

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Interview: Ventura Saga author Kate Ling talks insta-love, mental health, writing advice & book two

Kate Ling’s debut novel, The Loneliness of Distant Beings, was my top pick of 2016 and remains firmly in my list of all-time favourite books. Space, dystopia and forbidden romance mixed with a meaningful message about mental health made me fall head over heels for this story. Set on Ventura,…

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My experiences with anxiety + 8 methods I use to keep it under control

I have always suffered from anxiety, but it is only over the past few years that I’ve actually realised it. When I was a child, I would think about the times I’d been disappointed or had disappointed someone else over and over again before I went to bed. They were…

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Review: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

One of the most powerful stories about friendship I’ve ever read. What a debut. Beautiful Broken Things Summary I was brave She was reckless We were trouble Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she…

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