Young adult

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Young adult books round-up – review
The heart-rending final act of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses saga, green-fingered teenagers and the spark for a new Netflix film work their magic

Fiona Noble

21, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From Mary Shelley to Carmen Maria Machado, women have profoundly shaped horror | Danielle Binks
The genre gives us a collective frame of reference for our fears, so it’s no wonder women have created some of our most unsettling works of literature

Danielle Binks

12, Aug, 2021 @1:18 AM

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Misheard names are no Bard thing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Fashion | Shakespeare | Young adult fiction | Poetry

Letters

18, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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From Playboy to periods: I reread Judy Blume with my tween. She found it perplexing | Pip Harry
Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret? will always hold its place in the canon – but it doesn’t reflect the world of Pip Harry’s 11-year-old daughter

Pip Harry

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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John Boyne: ‘People were criticising my book when they hadn’t read it’
John Boyne talks about the online backlash to his recent YA book and how it inspired his new novel about social media

Alex Clark

17, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The rise of BookTok: meet the teen influencers pushing books up the charts
Young Tiktok users are sharing their passion for books with millions – bringing titles they love to life online and reshaping the publishing world, all in under a minute

Alison Flood

25, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A lost puppy, a judo-practising guinea pig and victory for a girls’ football team, plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

29, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Careless by Kirsty Capes review – a rare new talent
A teenager negotiates her way through the care system in this accessible yet profound debut

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

28, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: ‘People sneer at the things women and girls love’
The author of the hit YA fantasy talks about Netflix stardom, making her novels more diverse and why she had to give up a close relationship with her fans

Sian Cain

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I’m fine with being called an activist’: Angie Thomas on her The Hate U Give prequel
Angie Thomas talks about exploring violence and black fatherhood in her latest young adult novel – and why she’s hoping it won’t be banned

Coco Khan

26, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Spies, ships’ captains, terrific tantrums and more – plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

23, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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