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Debut Australian author Matilda Woods has taken three very different ingredients – a boy, a bird and a coffin maker – and combined them to come up with a beautifully written novel for young and not-so-young readers.
Here we are again in a dystopian future where adults have messed things up and teenagers are struggling to create a world worth living in.
If a lion tamer teaches big cats how to adapt to being told what to do and not kill its humans, you can probably work out what animal wilders do.
In his latest novel, William Hussey takes Robert Louis Stevenson's theme of good versus evil, throws in modern concerns like cyber bullying and social media, and comes up with a very modern chiller.
Young teenage boys are having a tough time at the moment if they are looking an interesting new action hero of their own age with a thrilling story to tell.
What exactly is the point of a sequel? If a sequence of novels is planned from the start as a series because the story is too big to be told in one book, like Harry Potter, Twilight or The Hunger Games, it makes sense.
In Unbecoming, award-winning novelist Jenny Downham has given herself the luxury of more than 400 pages to build up this gripping tale of family discord and drama.
Here we are again in that post-apocalyptic world that YA authors love so much. But V. Peyton’s take is a bit different from the rest.
What sort of teenage girl would steal the clothes from a man’s corpse and then join the army? One whose life is at rock-bottom and who will grab any chance to stay alive.
Maddy is allergic to the outside world. A single, solitary germ that the rest of us would brush off, could kill her.