Teen Titles is the book review magazine that is packed full of Edinburgh teenagers’ (very) honest and uncensored opinions of the latest books for teenagers.
Publishers send copies of their latest books for young adults to the Teen Titles editorial team, who read each book, carefully write a synopsis, and then send on to each secondary school library in Edinburgh.
In effect, students from every high school in the city get the opportunity to contribute, and the result is a magazine that honestly reflects what students think, making it a very valuable resource for students, authors and publishers alike.
The magazine is available from every public and school library and TT70 features these interviews and highlights:
Cat Clarke talks to Craigmount High School about her new book Girlhood, why her novels always have female leads and why she is not afraid to examine in them potentially taboo subjects such as mental illness, death and loss.
St Thomas of Aquin’s chat to Cathy MacPhail about her new novel Between The Lies which tells of a girl’s sudden disappearance, why social media can be both a good and a destructive influence, and why she has decided to collaborate on her next book with her son!
John Young speaks to Boroughmuir High School about his debut novel Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist – which is about a teenager dying of cancer who goes on a wild road trip across Scotland to find his dad – and how his daughter’s own illness inspired his story.
The Royal High School meet Kiran Millwood Hargrave, whose award-nominated novel The Island at the End of Everything is set on the Philippines Island of Culion and ask why she has made leprosy and butterflies its main subjects.
There are also reviews of over 60 books, factfiles about many of the authors we are featuring, and our popular Readers Write column.
Teen Titles is the only magazine of its kind in the UK, we think! It can boast subscribers from all over the UK and abroad, and publishers and authors are not only very keen to get their books included, but are desperate to know what their readers genuinely think of them.
To purchase your own subscription to Teen Titles, contact the Publication Unit firstname.lastname@example.org