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In the introduction to this book the author Yasmin Rahman talks about how she wanted to write a book for young people, a book that would resonate with teens who feel the same way she did as a teen. I’d definitely say she has nailed that aim, this 100% feels like a YA book with its audience firmly in mind.
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Although I am not teaching the subject currently, I started my teaching career as a Modern Studies teacher. By far my favourite topic to teach was Crime and the Law and I always found that resources and information relating specifically to women’s incarceration were thin on the ground. If only I’d had this book available then. Stats are one thing, but real stories and perspectives are invaluable. I have moved on from Modern Studies teaching, but I’ll be sure to recommend this book to the Modern Studies teachers in my school.
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This is apparently the second book in a series but there was no need for me to have had to read the first book in order to make sense of this one. Saying that, I’ll probably be checking out the first one soon because I really enjoyed the author’s writing style.
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Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I really like Juno Dawson’s writing and she’s really popular with some of my students so I was keen to see if this was another book I could recommend to them.
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This book doesn’t really need an introduction, it’s one of the most hyped and anticipated contemporary romance books this year.
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Thanks to HarperCollins UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I honestly wasn’t really in the mood to read a fiction book as I’ve got a bunch of work related books to get through at the moment but, with a huge backlog to get through since being unwell, I grudgingly picked this up and….basically didn’t move again until I finished it.
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As a rule I tend to review books by female authors. It’s not a fully conscious decision as such but I just tend to gel better with female perspectives, particularly when it comes to YA. When I read the premise for this book though, I was intrigued.
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