Young adult

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Thanks in part to Alice Oseman, TV has never been better if you’re young and gay | Rebecca Nicholson
Heartstopper is just the latest show to portray same-sex romance in a wholesome and sympathetic way

Rebecca Nicholson

30, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Young adult books round-up – review
Jacqueline Wilson returns with a novel about teen pregnancy, while tales of arranged marriages, a killer super-flu and girls who turn into dragons all impress

Fiona Noble

05, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The House With Chicken Legs review – inventive folk tale is in fine feather
Sophie Anderson’s novel about a ‘yaga’ ushering the newly dead to the next world is put on its feet in this exuberant show

Nick Ahad

01, Apr, 2022 @9:07 AM

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The Sky is Everywhere review – sensitive and whimsical portrait of teenage grief
The Apple TV+ film by Josephine Decker, adapted from the 2010 YA novel, deftly explores the confusing tangle of emotions in the aftermath of loss

Adrian Horton

10, Feb, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Young adult books round-up – review
Fantasy worlds, feminism and school squabbles are all on the agenda this month

Fiona Noble

11, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Greek Myths: A New Retelling by Charlotte Higgins; Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth by Jessie Burton – review
Weaving women and goddesses burst into life in two compelling new versions of the Greek myths

Hephzibah Anderson

28, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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After We Fell review – Harry Styles-inspired romance is stupendously wooden
Fans of the YA After series should find something amid the tangled mess of plot, daytime-soap acting and inanimate passion – everyone else should look away

Cath Clarke

18, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Gary Paulsen, author of young adult adventure Hatchet, dies at age 82
Final novel to be published in 2022 by author known for tales of wilderness survival that became staples of US school reading lists

Adrian Horton

14, Oct, 2021 @8:34 PM

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‘I turned against Keisha the Sket for a long time’: Jade LB on returning to her noughties viral story
The author was just 13 when her anonymous tales of a London teenager spread across the UK. More than a decade on, Stormzy’s Merky books imprint is bringing Keisha back

Candice Carty-Williams

09, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Foxes on the run; a feathered detective; the rescue of the Titanic; plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

24, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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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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