Books for Young Adults – Seeking Eden and The Bubble Wrap Boy
Sep30

Books for Young Adults – Seeking Eden and The Bubble Wrap Boy

One of my regular freelance jobs involves me reading children’s books, for kids of all ages from pre-school to teenagers. Some of the books I read are pretty bad. Some are amazing! Here’s a review of a couple of brilliant books for young adults I’ve read recently. Seeking Eden by Ann Turnbull I tend to judge a book by its cover, so I didn’t have very high hopes for this one – which just depicts the face...

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Sep16

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Ever wished you were prettier or weighed a bit less? Ever felt you weren’t good enough for the best looking men? Ever wished you could be friends with the coolest girls? This is pretty much every teenage girl ever. And it’s the basis of Only Ever Yours, the stunning debut by Louise O’Neill. Only Ever Yours is a YA book I was reading for work. And it got under my skin in a big way. I wanted to read it all the time. It...

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More great books for teens, tweens and young adults
Jul22

More great books for teens, tweens and young adults

One of the jobs I do as a freelancer, in fact the only job I do every month without fail, involves me reading children’s books. They could be very short picture books or really long young adult novels. Sometimes they’re a bit rubbish, but sometimes they’re brilliant, every bit as good as the books I would choose to read myself. They’re books I’d like my own children to read and want to recommend to...

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