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Review: What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor Book

Title: What Milo Saw

Author: Virginia Macgregor

Purchase: Available in the UK and the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Struggles, Generations, Disability

Review: It’s been a long time, waiting for this book review but alas, it is finally here!
I have settled back down at home, been working and getting a routine back together – so now I can bring you all some more book reviews!

I was luckily approved on NetGalley to read this book called ‘What Milo Saw’ which is by Virginia Macgregor. I read the synopsis, thought it sounded like such a lovely book and bang! I applied for this book and boy, am I glad that I did!

This is a story about a young boy named Milo, who lives at home with his mother and his grandmother. One day, a fire breaks out in the kitchen and the fire brigade are needed, it turns out that it was his Grandmother who was responsible. Milo loves his grandmother so much and tries to help her out as much as possible, but his mother decides to place her into a care home after this incident. The story unravels from there, as Milo wants her to move back home but is unable to do so!

This is such a heartwarming story about a family and other people that they meet along the way. There are struggles, heartbreak, dilemmas, love and all sorts throughout this book – you can really connect with the characters in this and one very, adorable character too! (which I won’t speak about!)

I would highly recommend this book, it is such a uplifting story and a great read!

Don’t forget to follow Virginia on twitter, she loves to hear your thoughts! @virginiawrites

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

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Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Purchase: Available in the UK on Amazon.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Aspirations, Obstacles, Romance, Adventure.

Review:  I was so excited to read this book, that when I saw it APPROVED in my NetGalley Shelf, I was so, so, so happy!
I delved straight under my duvet and got stuck right into this book and I literally didn’t put it down, from the moment I started reading.
The book starts with a girl that has always lived within her home, never gone outside from the age of 3 months as she is prone to getting very ill from most things that are outdoors. Her body just cannot handle all of the bacteria and other substances in the air. Her home is tucked away with air tight seals and several different processes that visitors must go through to visit her So, she stays in her house, every day of her life with her mother and nurse.
Suddenly, there are new neighbours moving in next door and she spots this handsome boy around her age and she immediately falls in love with him.
But what will happen, aye? aye?
That’s where you come in and need to read the book! It is full of obstacles and achievements and will keep you hooked until you finish it.

I really, really enjoyed this book and there have been such amazing reviews for it so far. It’s a nice, easy read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved that this book contained Instant Messages, Diagrams, Illustrations – it just made the book have even more personality and make you connect with the characters even more.
Don’t be fooled by the description I gave, it is full of adventure, devastation and hope!

UPDATE: I feel like I really needed to come back and add into this post that this book is now being released as a movie in cinemas very soon! I cannot wait to check this out and let you all know my thoughts on the adaptation!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I have finally read it! I have read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and it wasn’t half bad!
I didn’t find it incredible, but I didn’t find it bad either – a good, entertaining and easy read.

It is basically about a girl that writes fan fiction, but gets so involved with it that it runs her life, her relationships and her friends. It then goes on to tell the story of how she’s settling in at school, meets all sorts of people whether or not she gets on with them and what struggles she’s had to face. There’s also quite a bit of drama in there too!
It’s a hard one to describe without telling you the whole storyline, so feel free to look up a blurb if you’re daring enough!

But just for my opinion, I did quite enjoy reading this one and it only took me a day or two! A really nice pick, when you want to mix up your genres for once!

Have you read this? Are you a hardcore fan like most people? Let me know why you loved this book!
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Paper Towns by John Green Book Review

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WELL, I was surprised at this book! I’m going to be honest and say that I wasn’t a massive fan of his other hit book ‘The Fault In Our Stars’.
I’m not too sure why, it was an alright book, but I think that everybody hyped the book up so much that I found it a little bit disappointing!
But hey! I actually really enjoyed this book – I thought that I would give it a read before the film comes out and I’m glad that I did.

It is about a boy that has lived next door to this girl all of his life, and only through high school she has gotten herself involved with him. She convinces him go on a small adventure with her, pulling pranks and ever since, his feelings for her come back instantly. So to cut it short, she decides to run away but leave clues, so he decides on whether to go find her or not!

I won’t say anymore about that, because I’m scared that I’ll ruin it for you!
I did really enjoy this, I enjoyed the journey that it takes you through and how you can see how he deals with various issues with school, friends and love.

I would definitely recommend reading this, it only took me about 2/3 days to finish it whilst I was ill.
So give it a go!

Have any of you read this? TELL ME IF YOU LIKED IT! (It’s probably a yes, as it’s pretty hyped up at the moment!).
Let me know, I love to read your comments 😀
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The Rosie Project by Graemae Simsion Book Review

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I actually enjoyed this book, I decided to pick it as it was an easier read compared to other books. I got stuck in straight away and got hooked! Sometimes I thought it was going a little off the point, but it came back to the story very quickly afterwards! It’s a fiction on the theme of romance, but not too romancey!
If that makes any sense, at all.. I am glad that there is a second story to this, as I would like to read about what happens next! I would tell you a description of the book, but it might give away a little too much – so I’ll get one from Amazon for you!

“The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs The Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.”

There you go, now you can judge for yourselves! But if you’re looking for an easy, but enjoyable read, then this might be for you! I have a feeling that this is being made into a film? Maybe it’s not, but I have a feeling! I will get researching for you all!
Have any of you read this book? What did you think? xx

‘Divergent’ Book Review by Veronica Roth

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A very brief review for this one, as I read this quite a while ago now!
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this book – I thought that since it was going to be made into a film and is aimed at the younger audience, that it would be a little corny but I actually found it a lot more impressive than I thought!

I didn’t know too much about the book to start with, but as soon as it started – I was stuck with my head in the book! I didn’t want to put it down, it was that more exciting than I had previously thought!
I would definitely recommend this book to others, it’s not vampire/zombie related like most young adult books – it’s fresh, although I wasn’t completely sold on the film. It was good, but my imagination set the bar really high for this!

Have any of you read this? Or even the sequels? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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