Discussion: Fat Rep in YA

Representation in YA categorically needs to be better. Yes, it’s improving, yes albeit slowly, the field is becoming more diverse.
It is no-where near perfect, however.

There are so many readers of YA that find themselves under-represented, and I am in no position to talk or evaluate their points of view, so I shall just be focusing on my personal experience, as a ‘plus-size’ reader struggling to truly find herself in the places she chooses to escape.

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The ABC book challenge.

Here we go again! I missed this for two weeks as I kind of lost of blog motivation (again). But I have come to realise that I don’t have to be the most perfectly consistent blogger, to be a blogger.
Sometimes just getting content out there, is an achievement in itself.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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Memorable titles; 

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A Dance With Dragons – George R. R. Martin
Delirium – Lauren Oliver
Diary Of An Oxygen Thief – Anonymous

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Divergent – Veronica Roth
The Dry – Jane Harper

To-Be-Read titles; 

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Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff
The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

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Dear Martin – Nic Stone
The Diviners – Libba Bray

 

Wahey! Back on track, ready for the challenge of ‘E’ next Sunday!

A review: Remix – Non Pratt

I hadn’t heard of this book until I stumbled upon across it by happy accident when perusing the shelves local library! It initially caught my eye as I am a sucker for any YA music related contemporary – regardless of quality.
Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised by this one, I hadn’t read a Non Pratt book before this, but I’ll definitely be picking up more. I especially enjoyed its continuous theme of friendship that threaded through the story.
Also the location of a music festival definitely helped suck me right in.

R-NPFrom the author of Trouble comes a new novel about boys, bands and best mates.

Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life… Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record.

Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out.

 

 

 

As always, no spoilers!

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