Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose

AGE RATING: 12+

TEEN RATING: 3.7/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: Promise Me, Dad offers an insightful and truthful heart wrenching look into Joe Biden’s life in the year ensuing his son, Beau’s death. Biden’s story tells a time of immense importance for him which was laced in the pain of the loss of his son and filled with hope and purpose for the future. Continue reading Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here

AGE RATING: 15+

TEEN RATING: 4.1/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: Really enjoyable read. Very refreshing compared to many of the literacy options available for Young Adults to read and a powerful reminder to us all, that even though not all of us are destined for greatness, that doesn’t mean we can not therefore be, ‘great’. Or even more compelling, that we are already great and simply haven’t fully realised it yet. Continue reading The Rest Of Us Just Live Here

Run Or Die

AGE RATING: 13+

TEEN RATING: 5/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: An absolutely breathtakingly imaginative journey. And a stark reminder to everyone of us, whether we have simply forgotten it, never knew it or have chosen to ignore it; of the potential power of our mindset over our actions, situations and our life on a whole. I would without a doubt recommend this book, to anyone interested in reading of any sort, whether you’re interested in sports or not, this book will, at the very least, change you’re fundamental outlook on life, whatever about what might happen if you really become absorbed in it… Continue reading Run Or Die

Department 19

AGE RATING: 13+

TEEN RATING: 3.5/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: Certainly an incredible amount of background work must have taken place to give the book such a realistic and tactile feel to it, while also integrating it into the history of the human race so soundly. Cementing the authenticity of Department 19 as almost, real. But, vampires don’t exist? Or do they? Altogether a great and slightly different read! Continue reading Department 19

Thirteen

AGE RATING: 15+

TEEN RATING: 3.8/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: Steve Cavanagh’s novel is a thrilling tale of murder and a twisted turn of events that follow it. Once you get into the novel, it’s hard to put it down – you just need to find out what happens next. Continue reading Thirteen

The Kite Runner

AGE RATING: 15+

TEEN RATING: 4/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: An incredible incite into the traumatic lives of those caught in the wicked web of war and the effect such an event has on the individual. Decidedly unbelievably sad and often immensely hard to read, and a stark reminder why we as the human race must avoid, even minor combat, at any cost. Continue reading The Kite Runner

Skyward

AGE RATING: 14+

TEEN RATING: 5.1/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: I literally don’t know how I will possible survive the months until October of 2019, when ‘Starsight’, the prequel to Skyward, is set to be released. I literally can’t wait. Absolutely sensational work from Sanderson, especially when in comparison with his previous novels. Sanderson consistently smashes any notion of a level for an incredible novel and sets the bar higher than previously even thought possible. Continue reading Skyward