Books I have enjoyed.
Here are some of my favourite books.
We are all made of molecules by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
Ashley and Stewart have nothing in common and would never have crossed paths until their parents get together. It looks like there is no hope of them ever getting on until geeky Stewart rescues his new glam step-sister Ashley from her so called boyfriend, and in so doing, builds up a bond between them. The book deals with sensitive issues such as bullying, sexuality and bereavement.
Kill all enemies by Melvin Burgess
Billy is a fighter – even her own mum doesn’t want her at home. Rob is a bully – this is the second school so far he’s been thrown out of for fighting. Chris just won’t work – refuses point bank to do a stroke out of school. All three of them are in the process of getting excluded from their various schools.
They all have their own issues to deal with. When they get to meet up they all have to try to find answers to their problem in their own ways and maybe help someone else on the way.
Swan Boy by Nikki Sheehan
When Johnny moves house and starts a new school, he has to deal with a bully who won’t leave him alone.
A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his family and find himself in the daily battles of his life?
I ventured into unknown territory (for me, anyway) lately and thoroughly enjoyed these two French novels by Antoine Laurain. They both had a lovely French atmosphere and quirky story lines. Very enjoyable!
Pierre Francois Chaumant discovers an old portrait that resembles him so much that he decides to buy it. His wife’s reaction isn’t all he had hoped for but despite her cynicism, he researches the background of the portrait, which leads him to a more fulfilling new life.
Alain Massoulier receives the letter his band has been waiting for to help them break into the big time. But. It got lost in the post and arrives thirty-three years too late. So Alain sets out to find the rest of the band to see what has become of them.
Resistance is Futile by Jenny T Colgan
An adventure for readers who like red hair, maths, aliens and geeks! And romance! I loved this book - couldn't put it down.