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Category Archives: YA fiction


Dear Jennifer Byrne…

Dear Ms Byrne, Did you know that if the manuscripts of To Kill A Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye were pitched today, they would most likely be marketed to the young adult readership? Now, imagine if that were the case and you didn’t review either book … Read more »

Waiting for Jellicoe

Here’s the latest news straight from the teenage underground, concerning a movie adaptation of a rather sacred young adult novel from one of Australia’s most beloved authors: Melina Marchetta. The novel is On The Jellicoe Road, and if you’re not already aware of it (and pining for … Read more »

The dark divide of YA fiction

  Last month an English teacher took to the The Age opinion page to shake his fist at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) for including Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera on the Year 12 reading list. Christopher Bantick’s biggest beef was … Read more »