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Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nusbaum (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Welcome to Berg’s Bookclub. I’ve been meaning to write a book review for Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum for the last month or two. One of the things I hate the most is giving up on a book and not seeing it to the end. However, if I’m honest, the only reason I finished this book was for an essay I was writing for my coursework about the representation […]

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Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles

Some of you may know that I am an aspiring screenwriter. The other day, I showed my lecturer my blog. He highly recommended that I put my screenplay from last year up here for all the world to see, so here it is. Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles is a short, fantasy film for children about a young pre-teen girl, who is trying to fit in with school, but […]

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Berg’s Book Club

I wanted to give my book reviews a club name, so I decided to name it after my polar bear, Berg. Polar Bears are my favourite animal, ever since Chris De Lacey’s book Ice Fire. The way he wrote them made me fall in love with these creatures because I felt there was a connection between us. When I was 17, my dad bought me Berg, and now if I stay […]

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Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Amy and Matthew Book Author: Cammie McGovern Book Series: N/A Genre: Teen & YA, Romance Disabled Lit, First Published: March 2014 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was an unusual read for me. Romance just is not my genre but this was different, it was actually good! A split narrative told in the third person— the story switching between Amy and Matthew’s point of view. This story   focuses on two things: The protagonists’ disabilities and […]

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Heidi by Johanna Spyri (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Heidi Book Author: Johanna Spyri Book Series: N/A Genre: Children’s’ Fiction, disabled lit. First Published: 1881 Star Rating:⭐⭐⭐ Edit: This was one of my first book reviews for Berg’s Book Club back when it … well, when the club had no name. Since then, I have done an amazing module in Creative Writing: Writing and Responsibility.        So… I’ve come back to this review to give it an update on […]

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Katy by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

  Book Title: Katy Book Author: Jaqueline Wilson Book Series: N/A Genre: Realism, Childrens’ Lit, Disabled Lit, First Published: August 2015 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I love this book, probably my favourite Jaqueline Wilson book. The representation of the disabled protagonist is stunning, realistic and believable. I believe this book is a  marvellous way to introduce a child to physical disabilities or help them to understand and accept that there is nothing wrong with having a disability. […]

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