Adolescence typically refers to the years between ages 13 and 19 and is considered the developmental stage from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery – a time of rapid physical development and deep emotional change. Adolescents can be dynamic and hungry for experiences and independence. While often exciting, it can also be confusing and uncomfortable for child and parent alike.
Among our wide-ranging interviews that consider this transitional phase in all our lives you will find expert advice and good book recommends exploring subjects like mental health, gender, sex, coming-of-age and misadventure.
Penguin paperbacks were a publishing revolution: lightweight, affordable editions that brought high-quality fiction and non-fiction to all. Clare Morpurgo, daughter of the Penguin Books founder Allen Lane, discusses the five Penguins that she loved most as a young reader—and why it’s down to her that her father never published The Hobbit.
Every generation has its own minefield to negotiate in order to reach adulthood. Rae Earl discusses five books that explore a range of mental health issues that some teenagers may face, and many adults have faced, while on this difficult journey.