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Summer 2015 Round-Up by Imogen Russell-Williams

Still recovering from YALC – I hope people saw our live tweets over the weekend! – so apologies for the lack of posts over the last few days! We WILL be bringing you a bit about the highlights of the convention soon, but today, we’re delighted to have a summer round-up from the wonderful Imogen Russell-Williams with some of the best books to look out for! Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace (Simon and Schuster) Hamish’s dad has gone missing – but that’s not the end of his problems. The world, and everything in it, has started pausing; all except Hamish. Why is he able to ‘pause-walk’ when his friends – and enemies – stay stopped? What’s causing the pausing? And will Hamish ever fin

Ten Books Celebrating Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becki Albertalli – For pure fun, this gorgeous read is perhaps my favourite YA of the year so far, and the two gay teens at the centre of the story are DEFINITELY my favourite couple for ages. The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell – Heartbreaking, but incredible, story of a Japanese teen dying of ALS and coping with his diagnosis by turning to new friends met on the internet, but also the wisdom of the samurai. Pea’s Book of Holidays by Susie Day – The entire quartet of Pea’s Books is fabulous, and great at celebrating diversity casually – Pea’s sister Tinkerbell is

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