At the moment I am between 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' and 'The Ask and the Answer' in the Chaos Walking trilogy. I read them as I love Young Adult book series and it was recommended to me, and it was on the Guardian Young Fiction awards. The whole series is now complete so I am, as ever, behind the curve.
I am also part way through "Nothing" by Jane Teller. I picked it up recently when I went to the readers' Mecca that is Waterstones Piccadilly. I was browsing the Young Adult section and picked it up because a)I liked the cover, b) the blurb said it was, 'bold, beautiful, terrifying' and c) it is about a boy who decides that, in the universal scope, life is pointless. His friends decide to try and prove to him how wrong he is. So it sounded super interesting philosophically.
I'm also reading 'Losing It', which is a collection of short stories by different authors about teenagers losing their virginity. I've always been super interested in sex from a social, philosophical point of view, especially in the young ages of growing to understand and develop your sense of sexuality. I did mainly get it as I'm writing a book of short stories for young adults, but also cos of the sex thing. It's hilarious really, made me laugh and cringe at my own adolescence.
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