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Catherine Barter

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Catherine Barter is a YA author and bookseller based in London.

Average rating: 3.9 · 679 ratings · 130 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Troublemakers

3.92 avg rating — 531 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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We Played with Fire

3.76 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle
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Wow. This is powerful, brutal, gripping, and an essential piece of historical fiction for young people. The writing is really sharp and the story is relentless in the best way - it all takes place over a few days and the tension and propulsive energy ...more
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
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I didn't love all of these essays, but the ones I loved - The Guardians, The Autobiography of My Novel and On Becoming An American Writer - really slayed me. The last one in particular was incredibly moving, and had me underlining all kinds of senten ...more
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Glass Hotel
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Beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful novel. And when I finished it and read reviews and realised the Station Eleven connection (I read that one a long time ago and didn't remember the character names at first) - the implications of that are so pow ...more
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Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
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Loved it. Jia Tolentino writes really well and these long, thoughtful essays are a great antidote to high-speed, hot-take Twitter culture. She allows complicated subjects to BE complicated. Much to underline in her essay on the internet, the one on r ...more
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Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
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One of my favourite things about this was the VOICE. The narrator Becks has a sparkling, funny, authentic and relatable voice, really immediate and bold in the way that the best YA can do so well. She's on a wild ride over the course of this story - ...more
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Trans Like Me by C.N. Lester
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A really accessible and engaging book. I'd definitely recommend it for cisgender readers wanting to know more about trans and non-binary politics and experience. Especially those who are very new to those issues or feel intimidated by the recent not- ...more
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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Hmmmm. Definitely a lot to chew over with this one. The writing is great, I would definitely read future books by this author. But I had to drag myself through the first 150 pages because I found the subject matter - recently separated man's dating a ...more
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Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
Rodham
by Curtis Sittenfeld (Goodreads Author)
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The whole idea of this book is quite weird and audacious, which I like. I was absolutely riveted by the final third - because I genuinely didn't know how it would turn out and I really wanted to know, and because I think I just find political campaig ...more
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Airhead by Emily Maitlis
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The format makes it a very snappy read - it's mostly a collection of short pieces on some of the most interesting interviews Maitlis has done, with insights into how they came about, the anxieties and concerns before and after them, the things that w ...more
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Chinglish by Sue Cheung
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Chinglish is brilliant. It has all the things that I think YA can do best. It reads like a breeze - the pages flew by, I think I finished this in two sittings - with a main character, Jo, whose voice actually sounds like a young person: funny, insecu ...more
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“His older brother got expelled for selling pot at school.'
'That's - good to know.'
'He wasn't selling it to me.'
'Also good to know.'
'And if he was I wouldn't have been able to afford it.”
Catherine Barter, Troublemakers

“When I was little and Nick got hit by a car,' I said, 'Marie told me that he'd used up all our family's bad luck and we wouldn't have any more. Do you remember that?'
He is silent for a while. Then he says, 'She was lying.'
'Yeah. I'm working that out.”
Catherine Barter, Troublemakers

“I'm fifteen.'
She says, 'Ah,' like that explains everything. She says: 'When I was fifteen I ran away from home to try and meet Van Halen.”
Catherine Barter, Troublemakers

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