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Authentic stories exquisitely told through the eyes of young narrators.

Ever so occasionally, a young character appears that opens the door to our own remembered experiences of youth. Here are some examples where every heightened syllable of adolescence rings frighteningly, humorously and, at-times, agonisingly true.

Popular Voices of Youth books (9)

  • Salinger's style creates an effect of conversation, it is as though Holden is speaking to you personally, as though you too have seen through the pretences of the American Dream and are growing up unable to see the point of living in, or contributing to, the society around you.

  • The most poignant, moving and heartwarming tale you will read this year; a book to devour in one sitting and press urgently into the hands of your friends and family. A true wonder of a book.

  • 'Gripping, devastating and terrifying. The scariest thing is that everything that happens in Risk is all too possible.' Rebecca James, bestselling author of Beautiful Malice

  • Multi-award-winning, a bestseller and made into an award-winning feature film, Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic.

  • Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour.

  • The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.

  • Everyone’s going to be talking about The Pause, the new novel from award-winning author John Larkin.

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