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Clockwork by Philip Pullman |Review

I picked this up because of the author, even though I have never read The Golden Compass.  

So here we are. This book has some gruesome imagery. I could image this as a horror film. I don’t see how it’s meant for children. Its creepy, and the illustrations don’t help. It’s not bad, just a strange story to tell kids. It ends kind of abruptly. I would have liked to know what happened to a couple of the characters. Ah well. 

Overall, not terrible, just weird. It’s quick and interesting and worth a read. 

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Conversations with J.K Rowling by Lindsey Fraser |Review

I have a great love for everything Harry Potter and I love finding these old books from before the series was finished. As it turns out this is the second copy of this book I own and didn’t realize til half way through that it all seemed familiar. Ha. My other copy has a different cover. 

It’s a nice little book. Easy to read and it answers some basic questions about Rowling. Nothing too fancy or life changing. Since the Google machine can find just about anything. But it’s cute and simple and a nice read. A little bit of nostalgia. 

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Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun |Review

25502639This wasย good stuff. Seriously.

I bought it because I really liked the cover, but the idea of a floating island in the sky sounded awesome. There are a bunch of different landscapes, which I love. Also! There are a bunch of made up creatures and monsters which are fun to imagine.

I love the main characters too. Glad they aren’t dicks. That seems to happen a lot in young adult books recently, theres a main character that is just unbearable. Not here though!

This is definitely a book I didn’t want to put down. Once you get in a few chapters all hell breaks lose and you just gotta find out what’s going to happen.

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Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb

I’m not going to go into great detail about this book to save arguments. I believe that everyone deserves freedom and a place to call home. No one should have to stuffer in any way to have basic human needs met. If taxes have to be higher so be it. 

My only issue is that I wish the writing style was more mature. For two adult women it is written very child-like. Have faith in your audience, we will understand what is written. It doesn’t have to be dumbed down. 

It’s an interesting and easy read. There aren’t many details so I feel the full extent of her journey is not expressed well enough. 

I won’t say don’t read it, because you should. I just wish there was more, to get the full effect of this tragedy into people’s hands. It’s unfortunate, but “all the gory details” is what makes people pay attentiom.