John Green – Author Overview

Turtles All the Way Down is primarily about the difficulties and joys of long term friendship and it’s value when asking for forgiveness. It follows 16 year-old Aza Holmes and Daisy Ramirez best friends since elementary school, as they investigate the disappearance of billionaire Russell Pickett, for the $100,000 reward. ‘Felt myself slipping, but even that’s a metaphor. Descending, but that is, too. Can’t describe … Continue reading John Green – Author Overview

Historical fiction – WWI

Letters from Skye centres around Elspeth Dunn, a Scottish Poet who lives on the magical Isle of Skye with her family. After an unexpected fan letter and years of correspondence with Davey, an American ambulance driver on the western front. She must decide whether to follow her heart and leave the Inner Hebrides or continue waiting for her silent and distant husband, Iain to return … Continue reading Historical fiction – WWI

Malorie Blackman – Author Overview

Noughts & Crosses is an incredibly popular dystopian Young Adult series written by the fabulous Malorie Blackman, which has now been turned into a BBC One series due to air this month. It will feature Stormzy playing Kolawale, a character especially created for the series. Noughts & Crosses is the first novel in this racially segregated 21st century dystopia, where we are introduced to our … Continue reading Malorie Blackman – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks is a multi-award winning author, whose best work has been turned into numerous popular movies. The Longest Ride is a multi-generational novel that follows two couples love-stories, that happen to be link by a car accident and a love for art. Ira Levinson met Ruth, a Jewish refugee from Vienna just before the outbreak of World War II. His service as a pilot … Continue reading Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Jenny Han – Author Overview

Like many people I am anxiously waiting for February 14th not because I’m wondering about how many valentine day cards I’ll be getting, but because the sequel to the Netflix smash hit To All The Boys I loved Before will be released. The Netflix adaption of Jenny Han’s touching YA novel propelled Noah Centineo to Heartthrob status overnight and Lana Condor became a major to … Continue reading Jenny Han – Author Overview

Julian Fellowes – Author Overview

Julian Fellowes is a multi-award winning writer, whose most famous for writing the smash historical hit Downton Abbey, and the Oscar winning Gosforth Park. As a history buff I completely adored Downton Abbey, with all it’s gorgeous architecture, clothing and dramatic storylines (Mary-Matthews, will they, won’t they, OMG he’s dead). After a bit of Googling trying to fill the hole when the series ended, I … Continue reading Julian Fellowes – Author Overview

Dorothy Koomson – Author Overview pt1

Marshmallows for breafast beautifully shows the importance of family and the fact that family is built around love and friendship, not blood. ‘No, you need my friendship and understanding and support.’ I didn’t want him here. I’d been fine all this time on my own, keeping my secret, coping on my own. ‘I want to be alone.’ ‘Don’t try and shut me out, Kendra, it’s … Continue reading Dorothy Koomson – Author Overview pt1