Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Noughts and Crosses was one of the most popular and powerful books I shared with students in my days as a school librarian, and its uncompromising┬ádepiction of racism assured that Malorie Blackman has a devoted following amongst a generation of young people. Noble Conflict will be enjoyed equally. It tells the story of Kaspar, anContinue reading “Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman”

Among Others by Jo Walton

This is so much the book I’d wish I’d written… an intriguing tale of magic melding with science fiction in the adolescence of a young girl; an elegy to libraries and to the power of words. Teenager Mori has run away from the Welsh valleys, from her malignant mother, and the death of her belovedContinue reading “Among Others by Jo Walton”