the words are kindling and the poem is a little fire holding back the dark This quote from Girl, Isolated sums up for me why I love Trista Mateer’s poetry, because it makes me feel less alone. ‘You’re not alone in the way you are feeling. Listen to me i know you feel like the … Continue reading Book Review. Girl, Isolated by Trista Mateer.
The Ultimate Teen Book Guide is a reference book that I first remember coming across as a teenager in my local public library and it is a chunky book full of book recommendations. It is organised by genre and has contributions from both readers and writers, who recommend a book and explain with a brief … Continue reading Book Review. The Ultimate Teen Book Guide.
Night began cold became warmer with each drink he thrust down his throat from a tumbler supplied by the bar he sat on a stool and as the liquor crashed like waves into his stomach the room appeared to shrink awareness stolen from him – fucking thief he remembered visiting the toilet and somehow found … Continue reading When the Lights Go Out
Before there was time to bolt the door, a Krillitane forced its head through, trying to push it open, but the monster hadn’t counted on Gertrude and her candlestick. ‘He squeezed through the tiny gap, grateful that this particular crisis had happened during his tenth life. Heaven help them all if it had been his … Continue reading Book Review. The Krillitane Storm by Christopher Cooper.
Around the ragged rock the ragged Rutan ran ‘they’re a very alliterative race’ What I loved about this story was the setting of the hotel, owned by Mr and Mrs Carstairs, who have two children Jake and Vienna. I could imagine the hotel and it felt like a concrete setting for a story. When the … Continue reading Book Review. The Taking of Chelsea 426 by David Llewellyn.