Teen romance books for childrens and teens

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Heartstopper review – possibly the loveliest show on TV
This sweet, heartwarming adaptation of Alice Oseman’s web comic about love between two British grammar school boys is wholesome to the point of retro – and like a hug in TV form

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pent-up emotions: how Flowers in the Attic inspired today’s female writers
A new TV drama, Sharp Objects, is the latest work of fiction that owes a debt to Virginia Andrews’s fevered 80s bestseller

Sarah Hughes

08, Jul, 2018 @1:00 PM

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The gay romcom Love, Simon is a revolution wrapped in candyfloss | Matthew Todd
It’s the standard Hollywood teen fare – except its protagonist is gay. I just wish it had been around when I was young, says Matthew Todd, author of Straight Jacket: How to be gay and happy

Matthew Todd

14, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Release by Patrick Ness review – gay teen love in small-town America
An unhappy 17-year-old takes strength from the spirit of a murdered girl in this passionate and disturbing novel for young adults

Geraldine Brennan

13, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Teenage fiction reviews – affairs of the heart and the afterlife
This season sees plenty of emotionally charged titles to choose from, including tales of love from New York and beyond the grave and the aftermath of childhood

Geraldine Brennan

20, Nov, 2016 @11:00 AM

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘By turns almost unremittingly poignant, caustically honest and very, very funny’

Secret Scribbler

08, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘poses a number of moral dilemmas which make human and manageable the vast questions echoing in the minds of Europe’s leaders and citizens right now’

Secret Scribbler

08, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield - review
confessionsofabooklover: ‘so jam packed with words and expressions to toy with your emotions’


07, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 teen books for summer
As school begins to wind up, we’ve got the whole heady summer ahead of us. Here are Liz Flanagan’s recommended YA summery reads, from Meg Rosoff’s How I live Now to Kevin Brooks’ Black Rabbit Summer

Liz Flanagan

07, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte - review
Faolan: ‘undoubtedly the more humble, self-effacing cousin of Jane Eyre, yet I loved it all the same’


05, Jul, 2016 @4:00 PM

The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling – review
lifeissweetinbooks: ‘if you are new to YA you should read this book, because this book covers the main topics of YA and it does give the YA vibe’


04, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

When We Collided by Emery Lord – review
XoXo_Bookworm96: ‘a love story for the ages’


22, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

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