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Book Review: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Synopsis Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. Her boisterous Muslim family, and numerous (interfering) aunties, are professional naggers. And her flighty young cousin, about to reject her one hundredth marriage proposal, is a constant reminder that Ayesha is still single. Ayesha might…… Continue reading Book Review: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

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Book Review: Let’s Be Legends by Sean Fesko

Synopsis Kara Olecki didn’t mean to kill her boyfriend Matt. But she did—and she’s paying the price. As she waits for the jury’s decision, she has nothing but time to recap all the important moments, both good and bad, that led up to her sentencing. Told in dual timelines, experience Kara’s thoughts in the courtroom…… Continue reading Book Review: Let’s Be Legends by Sean Fesko

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Book Review: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

Synopsis The first thing I saw was the wheelchair.  The first thing she saw was the doper.  Ben Goddard is an embarrassment – as a cyclist, as an athlete, as a human being. And he knows it. Now that he’s been exposed by a positive drugs test, his race wins and his work with disabled…… Continue reading Book Review: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

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Book Review: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

Synopsis Small decisions can have unintended consequences, but sometimes we get a second chance.  On the way home from a dinner party she didn’t want to attend, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in…… Continue reading Book Review: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

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Book Review: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

18-year-old Izzy O’Neill’s world turns upside down when someone posts explicit photos of her with a politician’s son online. As a result, she gets embroiled in a national sex scandal. With her best friend Ajita at her side, she must navigate high school life as a social pariah. Izzy soon becomes painfully aware that shaming teenage girls…… Continue reading Book Review: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

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Book Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Marnie loves her job in Beverage Marketing, but she has felt lonely for a long time, even when she’s been in relationships. When she chats to an old lady in an online cheesecake forum, her path crosses with Lilian Dearman. Following an incident at work, Marnie decides to visit Lilian, who, it turns out, owns…… Continue reading Book Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

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Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr feels like there are two versions of herself: she lives in a poor neighbourhood and is one of the few black students at a private high school. When her unarmed best friend, Khalil, is killed by a police officer, Starr’s two worlds collide. As the only witness, she knows the truth about what…… Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas