THE PLOT: ‘Who Put This Song On?’ by Morgan Parker is a young-adult novel about a Black teenager with depression. Recovering from a “meltdown” during the summer holidays, the protagonist (Morgan) is starting the final year of her super-Christian school whilst … Continue reading Review: Who Put This Song On?
THE PLOT: ‘Witches Steeped in Gold’ by Ciannon Smart is a young-adult fantasy set in a magical Caribbean-inspired land. Ten years before the novel opens, the rulers of this land – the Adair family – have been overthrown. Now, their order … Continue reading Review: Witches Steeped in Gold
THE PLOT: “Empress & Aniya” by Candice Carty-Williams is a YA novel about two unlikely friends. When Empress gets a scholarship to an elite private school, popular and wealthy Aniya is tasked with showing her around. The girls become friends, … Continue reading Review: Empress & Aniya
THE PLOT: The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris is a YA novel about a teenage boy who can see the future. Alex hasn’t been able to get rid of these “visions” since the accident which killed his parents. It’s … Continue reading Review: The Cost of Knowing
THE PLOT: Meat Market by Juno Dawson is a young adult novel about the fashion industry. Jana is an ordinary sixteen-year-old from a London council estate when she’s spotted by a model scout. Extremely tall for her age, she’s catapulted … Continue reading Review: Meat Market
THE PLOT: The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne is about a teenage girl who is recovering from a break up. Amelie has just moved from Sheffield to Surrey because her father has been made redundant. An aspiring … Continue reading Review: The Places I’ve Cried in Public
THE PLOT: Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne is about a sixteen-year-old girl with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). After being sectioned, Evie is almost off her meds and she is starting school at a new sixth form college. All … Continue reading Review: Am I Normal Yet?
THE PLOT: Clean by Juno Dawson is about a privileged 17-year-old girl who goes to rehab for a heroin addiction. Lexi Volkov is an heiress and socialite who is big on the London party scene. Pills, cocaine, heroin, it’s all … Continue reading Review: Clean
THE PLOT: Hello Mum by Bernadine Evaristo is about a fourteen-year-old boy dragged into gang violence in London. Written as a letter to his mum, Jerome narrates the accounts of a single day when his life got out of control. … Continue reading Review: Hello Mum