Top 15 Books of 2015

It’s been a pretty decent year of reading. A lot of very good books accompanied alongside some other not so good. I’ve managed to compile my final list of 15 favourites that I read this year. Some are new releases, some are YA and there are also a fair amount of graphic novels included in there too. All, in my opinion were brilliant in their own way. Happy New Year, let’s hope 2016 brings a lot more reading. Continue reading “Top 15 Books of 2015”

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

A teenager finds love close by and faces perils of family, friends and growing up in ‘My Life Next Door’

Book Review

Samantha Reed has spent years watching her neighbours from her window. The Garretts are a diverse household of contrasting personalities, alluring Sam away from her seemingly ordinary and fortunate lifestyle. The day Jase Garrett appears at her bedroom window changes everything for her, and she is enlightened by his extraordinary presence. Living in the shadow of her high profile political mother, family problems never seem to be far away for Sam, startling events cause disrupt for her and the people closest to her. Faced with tough judgements, Sam must decide between what she thinks is right and what is best for her loved ones.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 (2015)

It’s the epic conclusion – the final fight in the dystopian feature adaptation of ‘Mockingjay’

Film Review

The rebellion is in full pursuit, following the chain of events that took place during the first part. We pick up with Katniss Everdeen, the renowned  ‘Girl on Fire’, the face of the mutiny against the detrimental Capitol. As the land of Panem they once knew faces deplorable destruction, the initially reluctant Mockingjay is faced with leading an army to definitively take down  President Snow for the perils the Hunger Games brought society. Determination and emotion arise as our heroine is forced to make ultimate judgment, risking everything she loves.

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Trouble By Non Pratt

In the with the popular crowd, a teenager soon discovers what it’s like to be forced into unplanned circumstances in this contemporary YA

Book Review

“So it’s just me. Fifteen, pregnant, single mum.”

Hannah is fifteen. Typical popular school girl, always trying to get the attention she constantly desires. She’s built herself a reputation, known for fooling around with the guys and following the footsteps of her best friend. She finds herself pregnant, and unable to tell anyone about it and especially can’t say who the father is. Then she encounters the new boy, Aaron, an enigmatic contrasting character who is trying to find his place in a unfamiliar location. As relationships falter and rumours develop, the two begin to reveal more about each other and terrible secrets circulate.

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