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. Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

    Billionaire Boy by David Walliams  

    As Mr Stink wows fans of the theatre and comedian turned novelist David Walliams, young reviewer Astrid Finlay enjoys a novel with a difference...

  2. Pride and Premiership by Michelle Gayle

    Pride and Premiership by Michelle Gayle  

    Former pop star Michelle Gayle's debut new novel is a hit...

  3. Carnegie Medal:
    six of the best

     

    Well, it was Patrick Ness's Carnegie Medal year - as predicted by yours truly in the latest edition of Ink Pellet. Before the event, we gathered a staunch band of reviewers to cast their verdicts on the six shortlisted books...

  4. To Kill A Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird  

    JULIA PIRIE reviews To Kill A Mockingbird

  5. Review: GCSE Rollercoasters

    Review: GCSE Rollercoasters  

    JOANNE BALDWIN reviews editions in the GCSE Rollercoasters series

  6. Review: The Sound of Musicals

    Review: The Sound of Musicals  

    LESLEY FINLAY reviews Ruth Leon's The Sound of Musicals

  7. Review: Flip

    Review: Flip  

    ALISS LANGRIDGE reviews Martyn Bedford's Flip

  8. Review: A Year Without Autumn

    Review: A Year Without Autumn  

    JULIA PIRIE reviews the new novel by Liz Kessler

  9. 20th-century Stories: Macmillan Readers

     

    Lesley Finlay reviews a neat little reader from Macmillan...

  10. The Virgin and the Gypsy: DH Lawrence

    The Virgin and the Gypsy: DH Lawrence  

    Lesley Finlay reviews the audio book version of this little known DH Lawrence novella...