YA Round Up: Issue 6

YA Round Up: Issue 6

This month’s reviews of young adult fiction are very much issues based. Domestic abuse, queer relationships, mental health, grief and loss, cyberbullying, and suicide are all tackled in books in this round up of reviews. Other books reviewed were mainly sci-fi...
YA Round Up: Issue 5

YA Round Up: Issue 5

In recent weeks, across the country, a number of literary festivals have taken place showcasing young adult (YA) fiction (Clunes Booktown Festival, Scribbler’s Festival, and Love YA). Although the year seems to be flying by, there are still many more festivals...
YA Round Up: Issue 4

YA Round Up: Issue 4

Welcome to the fourth round up of young adult fiction for the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. Read Up is an initiative of the Stella Prize and the Victorian Government. It’s aimed at young people aged 15-24 who fall outside the education system and...
YA Round Up: Issue 3

YA Round Up: Issue 3

Earlier this month, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) released their list of notable books in the lead up to the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Established in 1946, the awards affirm the quality of some of Australia’s most creative people. Further,...
Young Adult Fiction Round up: Issue 2

Young Adult Fiction Round up: Issue 2

Welcome to the second round up of young adult fiction reviews for the year. Earlier this month, the winners of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award were announced and two young adult fiction titles were recognised: Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren...