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Young Adult Novels

In the hero's shadow

Each week Young Post takes a look at modern movie heroes and finds out what makes them tick. This week, we focus on Effie Trinket, the brainwashed P.R. in The Hunger Games

The importance of support

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

Girl on fire

'No one will forget me. The girl who was on fire'

A fully formed hero

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Something to write home about

Two months ago, He Yunni started dreaming about something that has gripped working mothers from Margaret Oliphant to J.K. Rowling: how to write a series of stories so successful that she could quit her day job.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fond memories linger despite wrinkles in time

In my quest to introduce the best quality storybooks to my children, I've rediscovered some favourite book titles from my childhood. Now I have amassed a humble collection of books I read and loved years ago.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Boy from a troubled family tries to unravel mystery

White Cat By Holly Black Published by Gollancz ISBN 978 0 575 09721

Holly Black is the author of the successful Spiderwick series of fantasy novels. She goes into much darker psychological territory with White Cat, the first book in a new fantasy/horror series.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Scholastic (e-book)

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Gladiators stay hungry

The public have always hungered for entertainment. It serves as a diversion, a way to let your daily worries evaporate - for a time, anyway.

For centuries, the fight game has been a major source of entertainment; a paying public gather to watch trained combatants duel to the death - all for their viewing pleasure.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Family themes rescue fantasy novel from following formula

White Cat By Holly Black Published by Gollantz ISBN 978 0 575 09721

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Action can't make up empty feeling

Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx By James Rollins Published by Orion ISBN 9781 4440 0085 6

This is the second book in the Jake Ransom series by James Rollins.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A spine-chilling adventure of intrique through seven ages

Midwinterblood By Marcus Sedgwick Published by Indigo / Orion ISBN 978 1 78062 009 1

If you're one of the few teenage readers who haven't yet discovered Marcus Sedgwick, it's seriously time to catch up.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am