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: Goose by Dawn Porter

Challenge criteria: A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

Blurb:

It’s a year and a half on from Paper Aeroplanes, and Renée is now living with her Aunty Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she’ll ever find ‘the One’ – someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

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My name in books TBR

This is a challenge I’ve seen around the Internet a couple of times. The basis of it is pretty simple – just name out some books that start with each of the letters of your name. Sounds simple right?

No. For this, I’m going to list a book that I haven’t read, and it’s then my TBR of sorts. Once I’ve read it, I can come back here and talk about it. All of these books are already on my Goodreads TBR shelf, so hopefully this will be what spurs me on to actually tick them off.

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Schools I’d Love to Attend

September always means one thing in my house – back to school. When both of your parents teach for their money, it’s quite hard to think of anything else in that time. Almost the whole month of August was filled with stationery (which is probably where my lifelong love of stationery stems from) and school book lists.

With Harry Potter’s son Albus starting school today (yes, it’s been 19 years since the Battle of Hogwarts), I had a think about some fictional schools K wish I was attending. If I had been to one of these schools, I think I would have liked going back to school a whole lot more than I actually did.

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Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness 

Challenge criteria: A book with a story within a story.

Blurb:

What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

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