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A Spirited Teen --- And Art-Residing Spirits --- Make This Novel Stand Out

"The story and setting succeed at capturing that elusive spark that makes YA powerful, subversive and, fun." 

Two Awesome Female Protagonists and Two Famous Musicians Make for Two Great Books!

Read our joint interview with the authors of JESSE'S GIRL and HELLO, I LOVE YOU

Booksellers from Around the Country Chime in on Their Top Summer Picks!

Trying to figure out what to read this summer? These booksellers have some great ideas!

Apply To Be on the September 2015 - August 2016 Teen Board!

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Scarlett Escaped a Cult When She Was Four --- and Now Her Parents Want Her Back

Win one of 100 copies of this romantic, impossible-to-put-down thriller from the author of THE CELLAR!

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Features and Contests

Teen Choice Book Awards 2015

Congratulations to Kiera Cass, whose book THE ONE won the Teen Choice Book of the Year, and Jennifer Mathieu, who won the Teen Choice Debut Author Award for THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE. See all of the winners, here!

 

July Teen Board Question

It's the peak of summer --- time to get a summer job! This July, we wanted to know how our Teen Board members would keep themselves occupied if they lived in a fictional world. We asked: If you can get a job based on a role in a book, what would you choose to be and why? For instance, they could choose to be a Quidditch referee from Harry Potter or a Special reinforcing the laws in the Uglies series. Click here to see what they had to say!

 

 
 
Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors --- YA Titles

Two panels of booksellers chose the seven best YA titles written by debut authors coming out in the next season. Check them out here, and be sure to add them to your TBR list! 

Cool & New

Our July roundup includes the graphic novel retelling of Steve Jobs' life (STEVE JOBS: Insanely Great) and a love triangle with an LGBTQ twist (YOU AND ME AND HIM).

Side by Side

 

Read our Space Travel Side by Side, featuring Beck Nichols (LIFER) and Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (THIS SHATTERED WORLD).

Latest Reviews

Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next --- unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. Despite being a fish out of water in this rural setting, Ana eventually comes to love Garber Farm. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.

Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. For as long as she can remember, she's also lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But after a traumatic end to the school year, Sarah goes to Cape Cod for the summer with her family, determined to grow up. It's there that she meets gorgeous, older college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. He thinks she's older too. For Sarah, it's a summer of firsts. But by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love and finding herself.

Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then her grandfather becomes sick and he starts apologizing repeatedly. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears…Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.

Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her --- there's definitely something fishy going on. 

Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he rudely turns away. So after a few months Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie meet a wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future, after which Sam must decide whether to take the man, Scrooge's, life or not.

The Storm Makers written by Jennifer E. Smith, illustrated by Brett Helquist - Fantasy/Adventure

A stranger informs Simon that he is a Storm Maker --- part of a clandestine group of people entrusted with controlling and taming the weather --- and that he is in great danger. Soon Simon and his twin Ruby must race against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's treacherous --- and potentially deadly --- plans.

Today, feminism is as important as ever. Young readers still fighting for equality today need to know how the movement began years ago, with such basics as the right to vote, the right to birth control, and the right to equal employment. Leading historian Jules Archer’s account offers fascinating biographies of Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Betty Friedan, with a full background of the political organizations they worked for and against.

Isa, Xavi, Peter and Finn know that a job at the high-end Waterside Café isn’t just about waiting tables. It’s about the gossip, the hook-ups, the after-hours parties and most of all, it’s about Tips. A high-stakes game based on dares. Whoever completes the most dares wins the collected money. A sum that could change a wasted summer into a Summer to Remember. From seduction, to stealing, to threats, the dares are a complete free --- for --- all and only the best can win.

Mina is top of her class, girlfriend to the most ambitious guy in school, able to reason and study her way through anything. But when she suddenly finds herself pregnant --- despite having never had sex --- her orderly world collapses. There are those who brand her a heretic. And there are those who believe that miracles are possible --- and that Mina’s unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.

In Portland in 1983, girls are disappearing. Noah, a teen punk with a dark past, becomes obsessed with finding out where they’ve gone---and he’s convinced their disappearance has something to do with the creepy German owners of a local brewery, the PfefferBrau Haus. So when the PfefferBrau Haus opens its doors for a battle of the bands, Noah pulls his band, the Gallivanters, back together in order to get to the bottom of the mystery. But there’s a new addition to the band: an enigmatic David Bowie look---alike named Ziggy. And secrets other than where the bodies are buried will be revealed.