I liked the short, snappy chapters and fact that the overall message is a positive one, but the story itself wasn't to my tastes. "Posioned" was a 2 star read for me, but I'd still recommend it for fantasy fans, or someone who enjoys fairy tale retellings.
"The Colours That Blind" tells an important story through the eyes of a young albino boy and his grandmother. I enjoyed the plot, but for me, the dual timelines and terminology meant that I couldn't enjoy this as much as I had wanted to. This was a 2 star read for me.
“The Last Paper Crane" tells the emotional, haunting story of a young man's struggle for survival following the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. I really enjoyed the poignant narrative and feel that I've learned a lot through this eye opening tale - 5 stars!
"The Good Luck Girls" had a great opening and I also liked the ending, but I got lost somewhere in the middle. It was an enjoyable read and I'd recommend this for adventure fans or someone looking for a more contemporary Wild West type story – 3 stars.
A quick YA read about two best friends in their final year of school. Full of dramas, this story kept me entertained but felt too immature and unrealistic and didn't encourage me to read the previous book. For all of this I score O'Porter's "Goose" two stars.