When Star’s mum, Nell, begins to fall in love with Charlie and he moves in properly, Star isn’t sure how she feels about it.
Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.
She lives in Kallista with her husband, a rescue dog called Winter, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home as well as her octogenarian mother.
The Hodgepodge, a writer's journal
I first encountered Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber when I was about nineteen or twenty years old. I was interrogating my own relationship with romance, sex and sexuality. Already half in love with the powerful but wounded man (thanks/no thanks Jane Eyre which I read when much younger), Carter’s take on this with the Beauty […]
1. World building – both for what to do and what not to do. Morgenstern’s istorical fantasy world is rich with carefully conceived elements. As a young adult reader, I know I would have fallen for the circus completely, imagined myself one of the performers and created my own story, using Morgenstern’s circus as my […]