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Krista Reviews: Marina by Carlos Ruis Zafon

 

In May 1980, fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts. . . .

His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her ...

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Krista Reviews: Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

 In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s ...

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Sarah Reviews: A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah

 

What ingredients do you need for a great psychological thriller?

Let’s go through some, shall we?

Begin with a core cast of characters whose very ordinariness makes them instantly relatable. Then toss in a situation or mystery that’s going to test these characters to their limits; take ...

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Krista Reviews: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Three students: dead. Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, “the girl of nowhere.”

Kaitlyn’s diary, discovered in ...

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2016 Escape Club Book Club

Come and join Krista, Bel and Joelene for the 2016 book club. See the schedule below, and just sign up on our GoodReads page.

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Night Creatures is a Must Read YA Dystopia

Three students: dead.
Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, “the girl of nowhere.”

Kaitlyn’s diary, discovered in …

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Burn Bright on the IF List

For fans of my Night Creatures series, you can vote for which actors you’d like to see in a movie adaptation of Burn Bright over at the IF list. Follow the list and add your own favourites to it!

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Welcome Our New Blogger: Natasha

We’re excited here at the Escape Club to be welcoming our new LGBTQ blogger Natasha. Tash will be writing in the new YOUR LIFE section about issues young people face (and having some fun along the way).

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Writing Competition for Younger Writers

The Warlock’s Child writing competition

Ford Street Publishing is running a writing and art competition for students fifteen years of age or younger.

Check this website for all the details on how to enter.

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