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    Review: The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery

    The Last Paper CraneThe Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery
    Genre: Young Adult | Historical
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 304
    Release date: 04/04/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: 1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there is a blinding flash as the horrific nuclear bomb is dropped. With great bravery the two boys find Hiro’s five year-old sister Keiko in the devastated and blasted landscape. With Hiro succumbing to his wounds, Ichiro is now the only one who can take care of Keiko. But in the chaos Ichiro loses her when he sets off to find help.

    Seventy years later, the loss of Keiko and his broken promise to his dying friend are haunting the old man’s fading years. Mizuki, his grandaughter, is determined to help him. As the Japanese legend goes, if you have the patience to fold 1,000 paper cranes, you will find your heart’s desire; and it turns out her grandfather has only one more origami crane to fold…

    Narrated in a compelling mix of straight narrative, free verse and haiku poems, this is a haunting and powerful novel of courage and survival, with full-page illustrations by Natsko Seki.

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  • Book List

    Favourite Books of 2017

    Hey guys. I thought I’d share with you my top 10 books that I read this year. These are just books that I read this year. They didn’t necessarily come out this year. Also, these are in no particular order, except for my number one favourite book.