Need something new to read? This page is for book reviews and suggestions as well as short stories written by the Platfform4YP team and submitted by you!


Book Review – An Italian Affair

Written by Caroline Montague. An Italian Affair is about a widow who has just lost her husband. On instinct she takes up an offer from her grandmother...

Book Review – The Liar

By Nora Roberts. Shelby, a young woman, got swept away from Tennessee to Philadelphia by a man, who she thought she knew. After years away from her family ...

Book Review: Fallen Angel

Like a tense read? Then Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre is for you! Read this book review and see what you think!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is an award-winning novel by Donna Tartt that is an escape from reality and gives you an insight into what it is like to grow up in modern-day America

Short story: 11:11 Make a wish

A story about the legend of Hero and how dreams can come true.

Book / Film Review: Everything Everything

By Nicola Yoon. Maddie is a teenage girl who is allergic to the world, and must stay in her house...

Book: Cheer Up, Love by Susan Calman

Comedian Susan Calman takes us through a very personal story of her own struggles with depression, self-doubt, and identity. Along the way she shares insights, ideas and the knowledge that whatever we face, we’re not alone. This is a fantastic read - warm and witty, but also brutally honest and very open.

Book Reviews: Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Valuable lessons about self-worth, respect and love.

Book Review: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

By Charlie Mackesy. This book is a wonderfully new approach to writing inspiring and thought provoking feelings.

Book Review: The Return

By Victoria Hislop. The Return is about the Spanish Civil war and the effect that it had on the country and its citizens.

Book Review: Mud Sweat and Tears

By Bear Grylls. Find out about his adventures, his SAS selection, and his parachuting accident...

Book: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies

While obviously not a replacement for proper therapy, this books does a good job of taking you through the basics of how you can start questioning your more negative thoughts, avoid spiralling worries, and get a clearer perspective on life.