The first week of the first year at university is called “Freshers’ Week”, and it’s a time new uni students look forward to. Freshers’ Week is always packed with parties, new faces, new places, new experiences and new activities.
Chinese-American author Wendy Shang on the importance of diversity and cultural representation in young adult literature
Growing up, the writer struggled to find characters in the books she read who looked like her. So she create them herself.
Frances Hardinge’s A Skinful of Shadows is a spooky supernatural mystery set during the English Civil War [Review]
The illegitimate daughter of an English aristocrat has a supernatural ability that others want for their own ends.
Something very weird is starting again in the small American town that teenager Mikey Mitchell calls home. It’s happened before when vampires and soul-sucking ghosts tried to overrun the place. But that’s not all.
A coming of age tale amid the backdrop of a magical forest: Spellbook of the Lost and Found [Review]
Spellbook of the Lost and Found
A young boy visits the Big Apple to solve a challenging puzzle in YA novel The Guggenheim Mystery [Review]
When a painting is stolen from the Guggenheim and Ted's Aunt Gloria is framed, our heroes are sent racing through New York to find the real culprit.
An estranged brother on death row shows a young man the importance of family in YA novel Moonrise [Review]
Joe reconnects with his brother, who was convicted of killing a policeman ten years ago. What truths will their budding relationship reveal?
If ever a book could persuade you to throw your e-reader away for good, it is this terrific piece of YA fiction by Pam Smy.
The novel follows the story of Jonny, who swaps his brother, Ted, on the internet. Hilarity ensues.
Lauren Wolk has hit the jackpot with a stunning novel very different in subject matter and themes from the story she told in Wolf Hollow.