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Young Adult fiction is sometimes coupled with teen fiction. The intended readership is typically aged between 12 and 18 although some writers may cater for an older demographic, stretching into the early twenties. Young Adult stories are not tied to any specific genre category but they do tend to be linked by the themes they deal with. These themes typically focus on issues that are relevant to young people as they come of age and can include, but are not limited to, any of following: identity, love, sexuality, friendship, relationships with families, finding independence, depression, siblings and race.

Sadie and the Lost Treasure
Don Rintoul
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Sadie is on holiday on the Island of Oriskay with her grandparents. She desperately wants adventure. When she meets a boy called Dorset, together they stumble upon a secret message in an ancient burial chamber. Then, adventure comes Sadie's way. The burial chamber leads to runes and the runes lead to bad guys and the bad guys lead to...well, you can read it to find out if you like. Sadie and the Lost Treasure was inspired by the landscape and heritage of the Orkney Isles, off the north coast of Scotland. The story is intended for readers aged 9-12 but readers older than that may like it too.
Waiting for Sister Constance
Jenny Vaughan
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This is the story a day in the life of eleven-year-old Sara. Like thousands of other children in southern Africa, she’s an orphan, and she’s looking after her younger brothers and sisters. A kindly nun, Sister Constance, is due to visit the family today – but she’s late, and Sara is getting worried. Will she come? What if she doesn’t? Why hasn’t she come? What will the children do if Sister Constance doesn’t turn up?
Born Again Boy
Pen Hildreth
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I can't explain how I'm feeling. Scared? Numb? Sick? The car's pulling off the road and in through the gates. This is it, the start of my new life. That's what everyone kept telling me. A new life. 'You'll be starting a new life, Jamie.' A born again boy with a brand new life. Did that mean the life I’d been living up till now, and everything that had happened in it, would be my old life? Would it be that easy? Like drawing a line at the bottom of a page and starting a new one?
The Weight of the Sky
Pen Hildreth
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A remote bay in 1970s New Zealand. Thirteen-year-old Bailey, trapped in a solitary life between his abusive stepfather and his weak-minded mother, discovers he has choices. The first choice comes as a shock. As he’s releasing the lobsters he was meant to boil, he wants to go with them, go to his father who never returned from a boat trip, who’s still out there – somewhere.
Off the Beaten Track
F. Linday
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This is a coming of age tale of Yuliya which raises awareness of child abuse in Eastern Europe. Young Yuliya prays daily for deliverance from her life of servitude to her family. She dreams of going to college and one day marrying Branimir - a gypsy youth. But when her father's debts are due, he arranges for her to be taken by his unsavory associates as payment of those debts. Her mother calls upon Branimir and his family and it is with them that Yuliya's prayers are answered. (Provocative)
Acid and Blood
Alistair Canlin
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A battle with anorexia, through the eyes and emotions of the sufferer. The story takes a surreal angle on the battle with the condition
 
 

 

 

 

   

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