General bookish fun, World Book Day

World Book Day Celebration: The Books That Shaped my Childhood Years

Happy World Book Day!

I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to talk about the books that shaped our childhoods to celebrate World Book Day. Huge thank you to Beth for organizing and Charlotte for the incredible graphics! If you haven’t read the previous post yet, you can find it over on Bec’s blog right now! I’ve had so much fun participating in this series.

Happy reading!

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Review: Island by David Almond


Synopsis from the back of the book:

“Hair like a jagged gleaming star.
Blurred Birds on his pale skin.
He comes from nothing, from nowhere.

Each year, Louise travels with her father to Lindisfarne. But this year things have changed and the beautiful island seems troubled. Louise meets Hassan, a boy from Syria, who fascinates her. He is an acrobat, maybe a sorcerer, perhaps a source of great danger. The gang of boys who live in wild parts of the island want to cast him out. Over the course of a few days, the forces of love, death, hope and destruction connect all who are staying there.”

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