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Friday, 13 April 2018

Review: Teen Reads Around the World - Part 1

With World Book Day approaching (23 April) there's no better time to have a glimpse at popular Young Adult fiction around the world.

Featured are classic, current and hugely popular novels in Italy, Spain, France, USA, Canada, Ireland and South Africa. 

From contemporary to thrillers to dystopian, featuring smart and feisty heroines, African folklore, disenfranchised youth and irresistible protagonists, teen fiction readers around the world love these titles.

Stories about friendship, hope, political unrest, love and connections all feature. Teen fiction authors have also risen to the challenge to address local and international issues. Teen fiction at its best.

Italy
L'Alibi Imperfetto: Niente di Quello che Pensi Succederà by German Novas
Un Pomeriggio Come Tanti by Michael Di Pietro

Canada
Wonder by RJ Palacio

France
Un Sac de Billes by Joseph Joffo
No et Moi (No and Me) by Delphine De Vigan

Spain
Ojalá te enamores (I Hope You Fall in Love) by Alejandro Ordorez
Cosas que piensas cuando te muerdes las uñas by Andrade
Antes de ser libres (Before We Were Free) by Julia Alvarez & Liliana Valenzuela

USA
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Ireland
My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (verse novel)
The Unknowns by Shirley-Ann McMillan

South Africa
Crooks and Straights by Masha Du Toit
The Mark by Edith Bullring

Stay tuned to find out which YA fiction is popular in other countries in Part Two ...














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