12 best YA books for adults

Listen up all you “adults” out there. Young Adult books have got so much to offer, so if you’re a book lover but haven’t delved into the YA world yet, you could be missing out. Read on to find out why and discover some of my favourite YA books for…

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Review: Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni

A beautifully written and uplifting YA contemporary about love and loss.  Things I’m Seeing Without You Summary Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has just dropped out of high school. She can barely function after learning of Jonah’s death. Jonah, the boy she’d traded banter with over texts and heartfelt emails.  Jonah, the…

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Review: Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

A compelling novel about a teenager who, after uncovering a life changing secret, feels as though she is unable to trust anyone, even herself.  Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher Summary My name is Tess Turner – at least, that’s what I’ve always been told.  I have a voice but…

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Review: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

One of the best YA dystopian novels I’ve ever read.  Noughts and Crosses Summary Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought – a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since…

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Review: A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill

Beautifully written story about grief that reminds us that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  A Library of Lemons Summary Calypso’s mum died a few years ago and her emotionally incompetent Dad can’t, or won’t, talk about Mum at all. Instead he throws himself into writing…

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