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CLASSIC YA The Outsiders by S E Hinton

‘This is one of those books when you keep wanting to shout, “No! Don’t!” at the characters.’ The protagonist of The Outsiders, first published in 1967, is 14-year-old Ponyboy Curtis, who lives with his two older brothers, both of whom … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger

“the existential angst of adolescence” I hardly know how to start to write a review of The Catcher in the Rye. Published in 1951, it’s a book so famous surely anyone who is interested in reading books with teen protagonists … Continue reading

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Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

About the book: Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Return by Kelly St Clare

About the book: Three months ago, Romy emerged from the cultivation tanks after a year floating inside. Body intact. Mind broken. Memory gone. Now she undergoes regular testing as doctors work to find out … well, she’s not exactly sure … Continue reading

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REVIEW Release by Patrick Ness

“For me, Release doesn’t hit that high Patrick Ness mark” There are two stories in Patrick Ness’s new book, Release. There’s the story of one terrible day in Adam Thorn’s life when all the relationships in his life suddenly distort … Continue reading

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Review: The Truth Spell by Anita Oh

 Fresh and fabulous About the book: A dastardly spell. Mysterious billionaires. An ordinary girl thrust into an extraordinary world. Lucy O’Connor is more IT girl than “it girl” but even though she’ll never fit in, the scholarship to elite Amaris … Continue reading

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REVIEW Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

“a book you’ll reluctantly put down when it’s way past time to put the lights out” Libby Strout is starting high school. She knows she’s going to be the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. She’ll be the … Continue reading

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