One of the three themes for YALSA’s 2014 Popular Paperback for Young Adults (PPYA) list is “Conflicted: Life During Wartime.” It’s an exciting new path, as this is the first time the committee has ever compiled a war-themed list before.
Identity is such a huge part of the teenage years. When most teens are simply trying to figure out who they are, some teens are being yanked out of the comfort of their everyday lives and given new identities. Since today we are talking about The...
"Welcome to the eleventh grade, loser." - page 61 If books could go through puberty, this is what you would get: funny, sarcastic, and heartbreaking all at once. A little voice crack here, a little embarrassment there. Ah, the glory of the...
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle's justly loved young adult novel about children who must rescue a dimension-hopping physicist who has been trapped by a malignant intelligence bent...
Wilma Carter's insight:
Madeline L'Engle draws you into her "out of this world" fantasies by getting the reader involved with her characters.The graphic novel looks promising.
Reviewed by Barbara Brown There’s an electric guitar rock playing boy. There’s a classical pianist girl. And then there’s a blues band. What happens when you throw these three things together? Blue Noise.
Normandy starts with the planning of the invasion, moving into its execution, and even includes what came afterward, what was done to hold the ground gained. It culminates with the Allies arriving in Paris.
It is twelve months since Will, his brother Tim and his neighbour Gretchen went sailing on Tim’s boat. Two boys went out but only one returned. Tim’s body was never found and Will cannot remember anything. A scar on Will’s face and a burnt sail. What happened that night?
Siren’s Storm is a book of myths and fantasies set in a modern day tale. Brilliant. If you loved to read about Jason and the Argonauts, as I did as a child, you will love this book
Book One of a high-octane thriller series. Fifteen-year-old Dom is cast out of his comfortable life in the Gold Coast's Halcyon Grove when he inherits an ancient debt. Now, he has six Herculean tasks to perform...or lose a pound of flesh.
With the upcoming release of what is sure to be a wonderful short story anthology edited by Neil Gaiman, Unnatural Creatures, I’ve seen many interesting new short storiy anthologies geared towards young adults.
Being different and forced to depend on your wits to survive is a theme in Trash by Andy Mulligan (2011). Trash involves four children — Raphael, Gordo, Rat, and Pia — who live a life of almost unimaginable poverty in an unnamed third world country where corruption is king and political prisoners are plentiful. Instead of attending school, they spend their days going through trash heaps, searching for anything salvageable. The kids come across an item that should never have been tossed, involving a secret that an unscrupulous politician will do anything to get back
getting caught up on book reviews. i allow myself two sentences: one for summary and one for my review. Young Adult Fiction That's Not a Feeling, by Dan Josefson 4 stars a teenage boy is sent to a residential school.
YA books with characters who are deaf or hard of hearing, or live with family members who are deaf, are few and far between, but they're out there! These books have all the good stuff: first love, heartbreak, peer pressure, ...
We at Teenreads.com know that you want to read the book before the movie hits the theaters...So we're here to help! We've compiled the 2013 movies that are adapted from YA and adult books that you're sure to enjoy.
There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can’t care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. I know, because they’re happening to me.
When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins—the guy voted Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty—her twin brother, Tennyson, isn’t surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontë’s scrapes heal unnaturally fast, and cuts disappear before their eyes. What at first seems like their good fortune turns out to be more than they bargained for . . . much more.