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Category: Young Adult

Young Adult

Out of Heart

Out of Heart is a simply told story, about grief and family. When Adam’s grandfather (referred to as Dadda) dies, he donates his heart. Still dealing with their loss, two weeks later a man turns up at the door. His…

Young Adult

Geekerella

Will Geekerella go to the ball? In this loose retelling of Cinderella, the ball is a convention and Prince Charming is the teen heart throb cast in the remake of Elle’s favourite show. Not that Elle wants to meet him,…

Young Adult

The Names They Gave Us

Full disclosure, I’m not a fan of Christian fiction so The Names They Gave Us might resonate more with someone who likes that kind of thing, I don’t know. I thought I should give this book a chance as When…

Young Adult

The Fallen Children

As a huge fan of John Wyndham I was intrigued to see what David Owen would do with this Midwich Cuckoos inspired young adult novel. The thing about the original Midwich was its close-knit community, where the village rallied round…

Young Adult

American Street

Read the World: Haiti Fabiola is travelling from Haiti to live with her aunt and cousins in Detroit when her mother is detained by immigration. Her new home is on the intersection of American and Joy but her new life…

Young Adult

If I Was Your Girl

Through the use of flashbacks, If You Were My Girl gets the balance right between a story of acceptance and highlighting the risks of being a young trans woman in America. It is absolutely lovely seeing Amanda make friends in…

5 Star, Young Adult

Northern Lights

It was a very long time ago when I first read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, and with The Book of Dust on the horizon, I thought it was about time I refreshed my memory. I enjoyed Northern Lights even…