The Young Adulting 2022 Year in Review

The end of the year is here and we are reading the last few pages of this book we call 2022. And what a book it has been! We’ve seen it all, from heart-pounding adventures to haunted tales, from colourful stories to epic romances. So thank you, dearest reader for joining us on this magical journey into the world of children’s publishing. Our community grows so much brighter with every person who shares their love of books for children and young adults, and this year was certainly one of the brightest. So! Without further ado, we present to you Young Adulting’s 2022 highlights!

Young Adulting’s Most Read Reviews of 2022

Middle Grade/Young Adult

  1. Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter, review by Sophia Thomson
  2. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel, review by Shalon Sims
  3. The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel, review by Jennifer Irvine
  4. Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew, review by Carolina Leyton
  5. Murder at the Hotel Hopeless by John Lekich review by Remy Ulmer

Picture Book

  1. Why Humans Work: How Jobs Shape Our Lives and Our Work by Monique Polak, illus. Suharu Ogawa, review by Charlotte Mundy
  2. Hat Cat by Troy Wilson, illus. Eve Coy, review by Kaitlyn Chan
  3. Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang, illus. by Hyewon Yum, review by Claudine Yip
  4. Little Pine Cone: Wildfires and the Natural World by Johanna Wagstaffe, illus. by Julie McLaughlin, review by Charlotte Mundy
  5. Make Your Mark Gallery: A Colouring Book-ish by Peter H. Reynolds, review by Kaitlyn Chan

Young Adulting’s Most Read Interview of 2022

5 Questions with Lynette Richards, review by Jade Courchesne:

I would like young people to know that we are all perpetually becoming our truest selves. If they are conflicted, try to be patient – be kind to themselves and know that they do not need to know everything all at once. Nurture self-love. Seek self-discovery. Play. Dress up, dress down. Dance. If they have reached a place where they are no longer conflicted, but are afraid, that is also familiar human experience, and when it is time to be courageous, they will know. Treat yourselves and your friends with love and kindness.

Lynette Richards

Once again, thank you to all who wrote, read, and thought with us this year. Have a great New Year, and we’ll see you very soon in 2023!

Take care, and happy reading, 

The Young Adulting Editors 

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