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Our top YA books of the month for July 2020

  • Our picks this month include the adventures of Artemis Fowl’s siblings, and a new edition of a story about a controversial teacher
  • Every month we recommend great reads to add to your TBR pile
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Lie back and relax with one of our July picks.

Each month, we’ll share four of the books we reviewed. If you read any of them, share on social media, and don’t forget to tag us @youngposthk !

The Closest Thing to Flying

The Closest Thing to FlyingAuthor Gill Lewis flicks back and forth between eras to combine the stories of two girls – a modern-day refugee from Eritrea, and a Victorian British suffragette – into a single thread of empowerment. Read our review here and buy a copy here.

The Fowl Twins

The Fowl TwinsThe younger twin brothers of teen criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl get their own spin-off as they try to protect the interests of the family – and it’s even faster and funnier than the original.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.


WildeWilde Jenkins has been packed off to live with an aunt and has to start a new school. All she wants to do is fit in, but when she is blamed for sending some threatening notes, she begins to wonder if she will ever belong. If only she could solve the mystery of where the notes are coming from ... A beguiling coming-of-age tale about acceptance, loneliness – and witchcraft.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThis is new, dyslexia-friendly version of the famous story about an infamous teacher who believed not in drilling students on facts and figures, but allowing them to learn what life really means, is as powerful today as it was when it was published in 1961.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.