Young adult

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Eyes Guts Throat Bones by Moïra Fowley review – fairytale fun and gore
The YA author’s debut collection for adults includes some fine folkloric and ‘horror-adjacent’ short stories

David Hayden

01, Jun, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘I remember the exact words’: Markus Zusak on The Messenger – and the review he’ll never forget
In the lead-up to an ABC adaptation of his novel, Zusak talks about life after The Book Thief and why he thinks the show is better than his book

Sian Cain

11, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Being a teenage girl is only getting harder. Thank God they still have Judy Blume | Leila Latif
Blume’s groundbreaking books shepherded me and millions of others through the trials of adolescence – and they’re still as relevant as ever, says writer Leila Latif

Leila Latif

05, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Young adult books roundup – reviews
A devastated Japan, ancient Greece and the Philippines a century ago are among the settings for this month’s picks, while section 28 cannot stop a school romance

Fiona Noble

04, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Judy Blume: book banning now much worse in US than in 1980s
Children’s and young adult author of 1970 book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret says growing intolerance must be challenged

Emily Dugan

03, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Run, Rebel review – issues-led adaptation of Manjeet Mann’s YA novel
Jessica Kaur captivates as a talented teenage runner trying to escape her father’s expectations and violence in a vivid, if overlong production

Clare Brennan

19, Mar, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Lockwood and Co review – Joe Cornish’s teen ghosthunters are an absolute delight
The Attack the Block director’s paranormal young adult series is playful, intelligent and full of British charm. He has such a knack for nurturing young talent

Leila Latif

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Spellbound: why ‘witch lit’ is the hottest new genre on our bookshelves
Vampires and ghosts have long haunted popular fiction, but now a string of new releases is focusing on marginalised women with hidden powers

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

08, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Young adult books roundup – reviews
Two high school murder mysteries, one all-female detective agency, and an audacious heist on the Titanic

Fiona Noble

08, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Marijane Meaker obituary
Groundbreaking author, initially of lesbian-themed fiction including the 1952 bestseller Spring Fire

Michael Carlson

09, Dec, 2022 @6:13 PM

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The best children’s books of 2022
From a four-legged celebration of the seasons to a fiery tale of women who turn into dragons, our critics look back over the year and pick their favourite titles for children and young adults

Imogen Carter, Kitty Empire and Fiona Noble

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Midwinter magic: Robert Macfarlane on the enduring power of The Dark Is Rising
Susan Cooper’s 1973 novel, newly adapted for a BBC audio series, has enthralled generations of children and writers with its folkloric tale of an English boy caught in a battle between light and dark

Robert Macfarlane

03, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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