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Survive and Thrive: The #YASurvivalGuide event

On Tuesday, I braved sunshine, sweat and the Oxford Tube to head down to Waterstones in Kensington for an event I’d been looking forward to for ages – A Young Adult’s Survival Guide, with the four fantastic authors Non Pratt, … Continue reading

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Twice Upon a Time in Oxford

Recently, I went to two writing-reading-story-wonderfulness events in Oxford. The first was a talk held at Blackwell’s, the only shop I’ve ever been in that feels less ‘shop’ and more ‘home’. The talk was called How To Write YA Fiction, … Continue reading

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My Five Fave Fictional Female Friendships

I’m a fan of lots of things (unbelievably unoriginal and absolutely awful alliteration, for example), but one of my favourite things in literature – and media in general – is a good depiction of female friendships. There’s been a lot … Continue reading

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Strong in the Real Way: My five fave feminine (feminist) heroines

Things You Say If You've Never Read a YA Novel: pic.twitter.com/zpeEn8Suyc — hi i'm meagan (@mgnwrites) November 24, 2015 If you’ve been keeping in touch with the YA world, you’ll probably have heard of the Bergstrom controversy. If not, it’s summed … Continue reading

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Feather and Ink: A review of Under My Skin

Note: This blog post contains about a billion spoilers for Under My Skin I’ve been slacking a bit on keeping up with my YA reading lately (no real regrets, I’ve been chomping my way through Agatha Christie instead. Not literally. That would … Continue reading

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Read These Now

I tried to think of a more subtle title for this post, but I couldn’t, because I am so enthusiastic about the books I’m going to mention that subtlety is just not an option. What can I say – I have … Continue reading

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Diverse Headspace: Reading ‘Otherbound’ and ‘The Boss’

It occurred to me the other day that this blog was supposed to be about YA fiction and writing. It was always a rather loose connection, but currently, it’s loose enough that it might quite easily drop off. So, to get back … Continue reading

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