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Will I ever grow up?

This is not a new subject for any adult involved in writing, reading and reviewing Young Adult books – we get asked ‘why’ a lot. As in “Why do we ‘still’ like YA, even though we’re supposedly now grown up”? I have thought … Continue reading

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We’ve only just begun…

First impressions are CRUCIAL! Well, that was a boring first line but the capital letters made you look, didn’t they 😉 I’ve been having great fun critiquing five new-ish YA authors as part of C1Blitz 2015, a fantastic competition I recently … Continue reading

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The Bellybutton Piercing Scene

Below is an extract from Facing Up, with a scene that will make a few toes curl and some parents may not let their kids read it in case they try something similar! This was one of the first scenes I came … Continue reading

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