Naomi Foster

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - review

Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, Emma, Romeo and Juliet. What do all these titles have in common? Before you start analysing all these classics, let me tell you the answer is quite simple. They all have as a title the protagonists’ name. Instead, in the book I’m reviewing, the title is the name of a …

7 Classic Feminist YA Books Everyone Should Read

My new novel, <i>Kissing in America</i>, is a feminist story about a young girl coming into her own as she gradually understands the complexities of grief and loss and love. As I wrote the book over the course of seven years, I kept thinking back to seven books I read when I was a teen, narratives that …

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne – review

The protagonist in The Manifesto on How to be Interesting is a teenage girl named Bree, a wealthy but unpopular girl with a love of stripy tights, one friend and a lack of interest in things other than books and writing. A wannabe author, Bree’s second novel has just been rejected by another …

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – review

What if you were a ember, a spark that could ignite a revolution?<p>There are some books that you just don’t expect to be that good – you think you’ve read the best the genre has to offer, and then, once again, something leaves you so shocked, so numb, that getting in to another one is impossible for …

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton – review

Unspeakable tells the story of Megan, a young girl who has not spoken a word since her best friend’s tragic death. She’s living a trapped life, afraid that speaking will release all her demons and everyone will know who she really is. She is trapped, until she meets Jasmine, the new girl, who is …

The truth behind the Salem witch trials

I can usually spot him even before my talk is over – a middle-aged man with a smug expression on his face, borne of the total confidence of someone who spends a lot of time watching history programmes on television. Am I aware, he wants to inform me the moment the Q and A begins, that the real …

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – review

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has been said to be like The Fault In Our Stars, and it makes a lot of sense: a guy meets a girl who’s dying from a terminal illness and they like each other. But in fact if you make that comparison you could not be farther from the truth about this extraordinary …

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - review

The Sky is Everywhere is the tale of Lennie Walker, a seventeen year old bookworm, who has always lived in her sister Bailey’s shadow. However, when Bailey suddenly dies, it becomes clear to Lennie that she must learn to live her own life. If this isn’t enough drama to contend with, Lennie finds …

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Buffer's Social Media blog.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It's also no surprise that it's the Nr.1 value for Buffer"s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed …

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Books You'll Devour In Your Downtime

<i>Whether you're sitting on a beach or just killing a bit of time on Saturday morning, pick up one of these best new reads for summer 2015.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Books You'll Devour in Your Downtime

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This Tiny House Helped Save Its Owners Life

Doctors gave the woman just a few years to live — but she had other plans.<p>After a heart attack at the age of 40, Dee Williams was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and given just a few years to live. At the time, Williams, who is now 52, lived in a big three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, <i>The New</i> …

J.K. Rowling Reveals New Harry Potter Backstory on Pottermore

It’s been quite a while since <i>Harry Potter</i> fans have seen new content from J.K. Rowling, even though she regularly posts to Twitter about Wizarding …

Old-School Parenting Would Get Us In A Lot Of Trouble Today

Do you ever flip through your parents' photo albums and think: "I could never get away with that now"? From riding our bikes without helmets to not …