Welcome to the 6th episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.
In this episode we discuss whether YA literature is too dark, chat about the books we’re reading, and various other events that are happening. We also introduce the giveaway that you can enter below!
We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear your feedback – anything you would like us to talk about in particular? Just let us know!
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Our title music is titled Sea of Dreams and has been used with the kind permission of the composer, Bart Stoop. You can hear more of Bart’s beautiful music at facebook.com/BartStoop.
To thank you, our readers and listeners for helping us to spread the word about our podcast, we’d love to give away a book or two! You can enter using the form below to win a book of your choice worth up to Aus$20 from the Book Depository. Extra entries are available for sharing and also for giving us any suggestions for topics to discuss in future episodes.
The winner will be chosen on Wednesday May 28 and emailed. This giveaway is open to residents of any country The Book Depository ships to. If you’re not sure, check here.
Please note, we will only accept entries via the rafflecopter form!
The Murder Complex Series by Lindsay Cummings (Greenwillow Books)
Book 1: The Murder Complex coming out 10th June 2014
Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen Australia)
Book 4: Take Me On coming out 27th May 2014
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple (HarperTeen)
Alex Wayfare Series by M.G. Buehrlen (Strange Chemistry)
Book 1: The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare
Dark Eden Series by Chris Beckett (Broadway Books)
Book 1: Dark Eden
Children of the Black Sun series by Jo Spurrier (HarperVoyager)
Book 3: North Star Guide Me Home
DISCUSSION TOPIC: Are YA Books too dark?
Cain, S 2014,’YA books on death: is young adult fiction becoming too dark?’, The Guardian, 11 May
Gurdon, M 2011, ‘Darkness Too Visible: Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?’, Wall Street Journal, 4 June
Johnson, M 2011, ‘Yes, teen fiction can be dark – but it shows teenagers they aren’t alone‘, The Guardian, 8 June
Armchair BEA, May 26-31 2014, armchairbea.com