The world of Teen & YA books is full to the brim of incredible storytelling. From contemporary to fantasy, thriller to verse there is literally a book for everyone in this genre of writing.
Some of my favourite books are YA and they certainly have a special place on my bookshelves. Although sometimes overlooked, YA books aren’t just brilliant in their own right, but they also open up a world on the brink of adulthood and they explore themes and topics that we all think or have thought about whilst growing up. With resident classics that have pathed the way, to current day authors who are bringing to life so many much-needed stories, the plethora of YA and Teen books are a joy to see and read. So whether you’re after a laugh-out-loud book, a dystopian novel, an account of first love, a place to escape to or a reflection of the world you see around you – YA is such a good place to start, no matter your age.
I hope you find some inspiration here and a key to a paper & ink world that makes you feel at home.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Forever one of my favourite books, Words in Deep Blue came to me at just the right time. It’s not overly known here in the UK, but this Australian YA novel is a real book-lovers book and is one that I always recommend. Unique, important and comforting, I loved every page of this book and hope that if you decided to pick it up, you do too.
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I was so good at being a kid, and so terrible at being whatever I was now.Turtles all the way Down by John Green