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Review: Waiting for Gonzo – Dave Cousins

Review: Waiting for Gonzo – Dave Cousins

Synopsis from Goodreads Meet Oz . . . he’s got a talent for trouble but his heart’s always in the right place (well, nearly always). Uprooted from his friends and former life, Oz finds himself stranded in the sleepy village of Slowleigh. When a joke backfires on the first day at his new school, Oz … Continue reading

Review: Openly Straight – Bill Konigsberg

Review: Openly Straight – Bill Konigsberg

Synopsis from Goodreads Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He’s won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he’s gay. He’s been out since 8th grade, and he isn’t teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that’s important, all … Continue reading

Review: Dying to Know You – Aidan Chambers

Review: Dying to Know You – Aidan Chambers

Synopsis from Goodreads Karl, aged seventeen, is hopelessly in love. But the object of his affections, Firella, demands proof, and poses him a series of questions regarding his attitude to the many sides of love. But Karl is dyslexic, and convinced that if Firella finds out, she will think he is stupid, and unworthy of … Continue reading

Under the Covers || The Always Lends

[For more Under the Covers – clickety click] So, as readers of Young Adult fiction (unless you’re looking for great ways to wear old coats… because, guys, I really can’t help you), you will undoubtedly be a Young Adult Book Pusher (YABP). Over the past couple of months I have got my colleague who has … Continue reading

On Writing: Belinda Jeffrey on Setting

On Writing: Belinda Jeffrey on Setting

There have been many times when I’ve been walking through places, whether they’re spots I’ve never been before or places I go every day, when I think: “There has to be a YA book set here!”. I swear my phone is full of pictures that I’ve taken in the spur of the moment because I’ve … Continue reading

Review: Moonglass – Jessi Kirby

Review: Moonglass – Jessi Kirby

Synopsis from Goodreads Anna’s life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It’s bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love–a place awash in … Continue reading