Hollow Pike by Juno Dawson

Lis London is starting a new life. Leaving behind a school where she's been bullied and unhappy, she's moving from Wales to Yorkshire to live with her sister. She's bought all new clothes, her sisters home is beautiful, and she soon finds herself taken under the wing of the most popular girl at school, Laura. …

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The Institute by Vincent Bijlo

Vincent Bijlo is more well known in The Netherlands where he works in TV, radio and theatre, as well as in stand up comedy, so I had never heard of him before Holland Park Press asked me to review this book for them. (As always, all opinions herein are my own, and the book was …

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Simon Jay’s Bastardography: a memoir of coming out, bullying, and bipolar disorder.

I first met Simon on a film shoot about 5 or 6 years ago. He was brought in as a writer, and I liked the way he was so intelligent and down to earth. He was funny. Catching a train back into central London together, he surprised me by making little quips about Australian politics …

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