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Review | Her body and other parties by Carmen Maria Machado

This 2017 short story collection by Carmen Maria Machado flawlessly blends elements of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Drama, leaving the reader uneasy and on edge. Written in an almost melodic way, each story delves into a different situation in which a woman has her body or sanity questioned. Unflinching in its portrayal of horror and sexual content Her body and other parties demands you question how society treats women.

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Review | The Bronze Bear by Jerry A. Greenberg

Set during the first world war The Bronze Bear by Jerry A. Greenberg follows Fred Warrenton, a shy and intelligent boy, who at the age of 18 is drafted into the army. He quickly finds himself fighting on the front line in France, concerned not only for his life, but also those of his new friends. It is whilst behind the lines that Fred meets an older French lady who gives him a small bronze bear, telling him that it will protect him as long as he truly believes in its power. The Bronze Bear tells the story of a young man's journey to gain self confidence and to take steps towards what he wants in life.