YA fiction every parent should read

It’s a big misconception out there that YA fiction is only for those whose daily attire includes a school uniform. In fact, that’s quite far from the truth. There’s lots of books originally aimed for a younger audience that adults have simply fallen in love with, such as the Harry Potter or Hunger Games series. But these are definitely not the only YA books that absolutely everyone needs to read.

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Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus

This book is part of my Name TBR.


A New York Times bestseller

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

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Review: Stand by Me by Judi Curtin

Challenge criteria: A book by/about a person with a disability.


What if something that happened a long long time ago still made you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they’re looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one’s heard of a mobile phone?

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Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

Reading is rarely a competition. In fact, I always try to encourage people to read whatever they like, and at whatever speed they can muster. That said, there are some books and authors that I feel I really should have read by now.

A lot of them are fantasy or horror writers, and I don’t really read much of those genres. But I do still feel I should have read at least one book of theirs.

If there’s just one book of theirs you think I should read, please make a suggestion.

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