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1. Dark Chocolate – A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, domestic violence, rape, loneliness, bullying, death, etc)?
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
This is a story set during the Holocaust and tells of a wealthy German boy whose parents move out of the city, next to a concentration camp. Bruno (the young boy) doesn’t realise this and thinks that they are living near a farm. One day while exploring, he comes across the fence surrounding the camp and meets Shmuel, a Jewish boy around his age sitting on the other side. This story is by nature very tragic and is one of those books that everyone should read.
2. White chocolate – Your favourite light-hearted/humorous read?
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is seen as a ‘problem teen’ – he has ADHD, dyslexia and keeps getting thrown out of schools because of behavioural problems. However, we find that the cause of the trouble is not Percy but is in fact the mystical beings of Ancient Greece. Percy Jackson is a demigod, son of his regular mortal mum and the sea god Poseidon. He travels to Camp Half-Blood and meets mystical creatures and other demigods, then must go on a quest to retrieve Zeus’ lightning bolt, which has been stolen.
3. Milk chocolate – A book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I’ve seen lots of people raving about this series on Bookstagram and Booktube and I downloaded a sample on my Kindle recently. I loved the look of it and am really intrigued to read the first book! I actually saw the paperback in a bookstore today and very nearly bought it since it was quite cheap, but I’m holding out for a lovely hardback copy I’ve seen.
4. Chocolate with a caramel centre – Name a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it?
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green
Budo is the imaginary friend of Max, a young boy with autism. Budo states from the beginning that he is not imaginary, although he cannot touch the real world, can’t be seen by any humans except Max, and as far as he knows, his life is dependent on Max – once Max stops believing in him or dies, Budo will cease to exist too.
5. Wafer-free kit-kat – Name a book that surprised you?
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
I picked this up at a bargain bookstand for 50p and was not expecting much from it. I was very surprised!
In the Chaos Walking series, of which this is the first book, Todd is a teenager living in the future town of Prentisstown, and he is on the cusp of becoming a man. The unusual thing about this world is that everybody can hear each other’s thoughts.
6. Snickers – A book that you are going nuts about?
See above – The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
7. Hot chocolate with cream & marshmallows – What book would you turn to for a comfort read?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
If ever there was a Great American Novel, this is it. TKaM tells the story of Scout, a young girl growing up in Maycomb County, and her first experiences of racism when her white father commits the unforgivable: he defends a black man in court.
8. Box of chocs – What series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone?
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
I don’t care what you’ve heard – if you like reading, you will like Harry Potter. It’s not for kids, it’s not stupid, it’s perfect and there’s so much going on that you can re-read over and over again.
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