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Here are the books I read in September…
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Although regarded as something of a classic, I had never heard of, let alone read, The Giver before. Unexpectedly thought-provoking, what starts out as a sunny utopia quickly unravels into a dark and disturbing dystopia. Highly recommended. I am still pondering the ending.
Grief Works by Julia Samuel
Something of a manual for the bereaved, or a reference for those interested by the grief process and how it manifests in different people. Grief is something that ought to be discussed more openly; there is no shame in missing a loved one and admitting that sometimes the pain is so overwhelming. Fascinating stuff.
Stravaganza: City of Flowers by Mary Hoffman
The third in the Stravaganza series, about an alternative Rennaissance Italy called Talia, to which a couple of teens are transported from 21st Century London. This would make a brilliant BBC TV adaptation.
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