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Running on empty by SE Durrant

AJ’s grandfather has always been the one to keep his unusual family together, so when he dies things start to unravel at the edges.

AJ is worried about his parents but they don’t really seem to notice. In order to deal with his grief and to keep his anxiety at bay, AJ does what he and his grandfather did best: running. Round and round the Olympic Park, aiming for the nationals, running to escape, AJ only seems to be heading ever closer to disaster. Running On Empty is a beautiful book about false starts and emotional journeys, with hope as the ultimate finishing line.

I thoroughly enjoyed this thoughtful little book.

Running on Empty is the story of AJ. AJ lives in East London, close to the Olympic park and is a runner. AJ's grandfather dies early on in the book and the story the follows shows how AJ deals with life without his rock.

AJ has such a tough time because his parents both have learning difficulties. They are kind and loving people who work but they heavily relied on…

Can't wait to read: The UKYA edition

I've read a ridiculous amount this month. As of the time of writing I'm onto book 50 of the year (not including the dozen or so I've DNFed). My TBR pile is seriously depleted and the library aren't getting new stock in quick enough. I desperately need some new books and these are some of those I have my eye on.

It's a wrap by Perdita and Honor Cargill

Elektra James is back and her life is more hilariously chaotic than ever!

Elektra is hoping for big things this year... She's finished her first feature film (even if her character was unexpectedly killed off half-way through filming), hosted the party of the year (well, before her mum arrived and threw everyone out - how embarrassing!) and managed to become Archie Mortimer's Actual Real Life girlfriend (for now anyway...), so things are most definitely moving in the right direction. But with social media to navigate (#actinggoals #instanightmare), GCSEs looming and a seemingly never-ending parade of fai…