Book Review: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four is a great book that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys science fiction, action, or coming-of-age stories. The book follows the story of John Smith, a teenage alien who is on the run from the Mogadorians, a race of aliens who are trying to kill him. John must learn to control his powers and use them to protect himself and the people he cares about.
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. John is a great protagonist who is easy to root for. He is brave, resourceful, and kind. I also liked Henri, John’s guardian, who is a wise and caring mentor. The supporting characters are also well-developed and add a lot to the story.
The plot is fast-paced and exciting, with plenty of action and suspense. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t put the book down. The book also has a lot of heart, as it explores themes of friendship, family and love.
Overall, I Am Number Four is a great book that I would highly recommend. It is a fast-paced, action-packed story with well-developed characters and a lot of heart. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys science fiction, action or coming-of-age stories.

Harry Hewitt

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Book Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It ends with us’ is a romance novel and tells a story of a young woman finding herself and her future in Boston while also colliding with her future husband and eventually the father of her child. Believing to be falling in love when in fact falling into a trap and an abusive relationship. Lily struggles to cope with the re-occurring events from her past, never believing that she would be thrown into the same situation as her mother. Just when she believes she has nothing left, no one to talk to or to help her out of the situation she is in, an old flame is rekindled, her childhood saviour and first love. 

Personally, I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 15/16, as it does include mature themes and quite disturbing violent behaviour. This story for me has a very strong moral and lesson behind it. I think the book focuses more on Lily and her growth into a woman and a mother rather than her relationships or a ‘great love’.  I would give this book 4 stars as it was one of the first books I read properly and enjoyed and led me to discover many of her other books which are also very good.

By Tilly Hinch

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Book Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus

This book is like an emotional rollercoaster of scenes, with everything from suspense to teeny tiny nudges of romance to the descriptive introductions of epic characters. I loved everything about it and I bet that you will too. I would recommend this book to people who like murder mystery and readers who are patient because the plot does take its’ time to unfold, but the journey of this book is so worth it I am not going to give any spoilers. You will have to read the book to discover who committed what. I would give it 4.5 stars.

By Jessica Jo Williams

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