Nigel Richardson (snarkily) reviews "teen thrillers" for the Telegraph. Titles considered include:
- Desert Crossing, by Elise Broach
- Dirty Work, by Julia Bell
- Life As We Knew It, by Susan Pfeffer
- Cathy's Book, by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman
- Dog, by Matthew Van Fleet, photography by Brian Stanton
- Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard
- Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, edited by Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger
- If I Die Before I Wake: The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, by Jean Little
- A Rebel's Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabella Stevenson, by Janet Lunn
- The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
Not a review, but I rather liked this little interview of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket by Jim Slotek in the Toronto Sun. In it, Handler admits to disliking some of the books his son likes. He says:
- "'But what my son appreciates most is the presence of a train...I just wish I was as sure as he is about what automatically makes a good book.'"
Handler also discusses his writing plans in the interview for you Snicket fans.