Young Adult posts

Teens respond to our literary anxieties

As part of this month’s meeting with the Readings Teen Advisory Board we chatted about ‘literary anxieties’ and how to deal with them. Here’s what they said. I have this book I really, truly, utterly love, but I’m embarrassed to tell people because a lot of others look down on it… What should I do?

‘Go online and find that one niche page on Reddit/Tumblr where all of the people in the same bo…

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The Readings Teen Advisory Board meets Will Kostakis

by Angela Crocombe

In our Teen Advisory Board’s last meeting for 2019, the hilarious Will Kostakis visited the teens to talk about his career as an author. First up was his journey to publication at age nineteen. He had the teens in hysterics as he showed them his author photo of a precocious young author and his many stories of growing up as a young gay man with strong Greek family ties.

He talked about how it wa…

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What YA book to read next, based on your zodiac sign

by Leanne Hall

It’s crucial to get your summer reading just right – so we’ve selected your next YA read based on your zodiac sign. Naturally, our choices are all one thousand percent correct and we will hear no criticism…

What to read if you’re an Aries… Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Aries, you are passionate, competitive and the first to leap into action, so we think you’ll love the tenacity of Hetty, Ree…

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Exciting YA books to look out for in 2020

The annual YA Showcase at State Library Victoria is a must-attend event, as a host of publishers give a tantalising peek at what’s being published for teen readers in the following year. Here are some of the biggest and buzziest books from last night’s 2020 YA Showcase (and also a few other upcoming titles we’re excited about). Contemporary & coming-of-age Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacop…

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Comfort reading & book recommendations from our Teen Advisory Board

In their last meeting of the year, our Teen Advisory Board shared their thoughts about comfort reading, and recommended the most memorable books they read this year. What is your favourite kind of book to read when you want comfort?

‘I read books that will make me even sadder so that I can truly fall into a pit of despair. Then I read a romance book to pull me out of it’ - Sasha Copic

‘I rer…

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