Book Review

Ink Pellet’s book review section covers an eclectic selection of new fiction, teachers’ guides, audio books and classics.

Many of our reviews are written by teachers, so we have an expert eye on how texts will work in the classroom. We hope to create a useful archive of reviews so that you can use this as a reference.

If you would like to join our panel of reviewers, please join in or email the editor john@inkpellet.co.uk.

We hope the section inspires you to share new fiction with your pupils or to revisit old favorites yourself.

  1. Book review: How to Direct A Play by Braham Murray

    Book review: How to Direct A Play by Braham Murray  

    LESLEY FINLAY enjoyed this rattling tome...

  2. Book review: Street of Tall People

    Book review: Street of Tall People  

    Reviewer Julia Pirie enjoyed this tome from the wonderful Alan Gibbons...

  3. Book review: Wolf Blood

    Book review: Wolf Blood  

    Reviewer Paul Caden gets stuck into a wild, new tome...

  4. Book review: The Weight of Water

    Book review: The Weight of Water  

    LESLEY FINLAY dipped into Sarah Crossan's innovative new work...

  5. Book: Stage Lighting

    Book: Stage Lighting  

    Anna Davies had memories of her own education when she picked up Skip Mort's handy book...

  6. Book review: Pigeon English

    Book review: Pigeon English  

    EDNA HOBBS reviews Stephen Kelman's award-winning novel...

  7. Book review: Playground

    Book review: Playground  

    LESLEY FINLAY reviews the debut novel from bad boy rapper 50 Cent...

  8. Book review: The Opposite of Amber

    Book review: The Opposite of Amber  

    SOPHIE PRESTIGE reviews this murder mystery, coming of age novel...

  9. Book review: Masters of Art

    Book review: Masters of Art  

    A series of art books is a must-have for your collection. LESLEY FINLAY reviews...

  10. A life with Dickens

    A life with Dickens  

    Sometimes it takes time to understand the brilliance of Charles Dickens. This happened to PAUL WADEY, the Head of English at Gad’s Hill Place, the school which was once the writer’s final home. Here, he shares his Dickens journey…