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An Exploration of Obsession, Art, and a Rare Disorder Set in Florence, Italy

"ONE THING STOLEN is written in watercolor --- it's beautiful, poetic and arresting." Read the full review, here!

 

YA Authors Share Their Favorite Indies

From Portland to Nantucket, YA authors have uncovered some of the best independent bookstores in the country! 

Between the Ages of 12 and 29 and Love Book Covers? Tell Us What You Think of These Ten!

You could win a $100 gift certificate or a surprise fantasy book, so what are you waiting for? Take the survey, now!

What Better Way To Enter the Season Than with Nine Great Books?

Celebrate spring with warm weather, blooming flowers...and amazing YA novels! Enter by Monday, May 4th at Noon.

Bring Out Your Inner Poet with these Novels in Verse

You don't have to choose between poetry and novels with these 20 amazing books that encapsulate both!

Cast Your Votes Before May 3rd --- Your Favorite Author Thanks You!

You helped us pick the finalists...now it's time to vote for the actual winners of the Teen Choice Book Awards! 

Features and Contests

National Readathon Day

What were you doing on Saturday, January 24th, from noon to 4pm? Well, if you were like some of our Teen Board members, you were participating in the first National Readathon Day, and reading for four hours in a row! Readers could join teams and raise money for the National Book Foundation's programs (they raised more than $100,000 in total!) or could simply carve out "time to read" to show the importance of incorporating books into our everyday lives. Click here to read what some of our Teen Board members have to say about participating in this fun event!

 

April Teen Board Question

April fourth is "tell a lie day," but we're going to twist it to "untell a lie day." We asked our Teen Board members to confess to a lie they told about a book. Read their answers, here!
 

 

 

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 April roundup includes CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman, which deftly delves into the mind of a teenager with schizophrenia, and AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, a debut diystopian novel by Sabaa Tahir.

 

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

Using engaging graphics and lively humor, Gonick covers all of the algebra essentials, including linear equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing techniques. He also offers a concise overview of algebra’s history and its many practical applications in modern life. 

Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler - Comics / Graphic Novel

Nestled in the grass under the big palm tree by the edge of the desert there is an entire civilization --- a civilization of beetles. In this bug's paradise, beetles write books, run restaurants, and even do scientific research. But not too much scientific research is allowed by the powerful elders, who guard a terrible secret about the world outside the shadow of the palm tree.

99 Days by Katie Cotugno - Young Adult Romance

Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer --- 99 days --- with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for...his brother.

Seed by Lisa Heathfield - Fiction

All that Pearl knows can be encapsulated in one word: Seed. It is the isolated community that she was born into. The arrival of a new family into the Seed community --- particularly the teenage son, Ellis --- only complicates the life and lifestyle that Pearl has depended upon as safe and constant. But as Pearl digs to the roots of the truth, only she can decide what she will allow to come to the surface.

NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST meets EASY A  in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band. After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

Something is not right with Nadia Cara. While spending a year in Florence, Italy, she's become a thief. She has secrets. And when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. Nadia finds herself trapped by her own obsessions and following the trail of an elusive Italian boy whom only she has seen. Can Nadia be rescued or will she simply lose herself altogether?

With her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family, Louisa is to be in charge of the household. But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love.

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only 10 letters, and 40 kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --- and better people --- through their long-distance exchange.

In 2008, America went through a terrible financial crisis, and we are still suffering the consequences. As the former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair worked to protect families during the crisis and keep their bank deposits safe. In THE BULLIES OF WALL STREET, she describes the many ways in which a broken system led families into financial trouble, and also explains the decisions being made at the time by the most powerful people in the country that led to the recession.

Fig’s world lies somewhere between reality and fantasy. But as she watches Mama slowly come undone, it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is not, what is fun and what is frightening. To save Mama, Fig begins a fierce battle to bring her back. The problem is that in the process of a daily sacrifice, she begins to lose herself as well, increasingly isolating herself from her classmates and engaging in self-destructive behavior that only further sets her apart.

Open secrets are the heart of gossip --- the obvious things that no one is brave or tactless enough to ask. Except for Normandy Pale and her friends. They are juniors at a high school for artistsl, and have no fear. They are the Truth Commission. Then, one of their truth targets says to Normandy: “If you want to know about the truth, you might want to look a little closer to home.”  This dryly funny, knife-sharp novel, written as "narrative nonfiction" by Normandy herself, features footnotes, illustrations and a combination mystery/love story that will capture readers from the frst page.

It's 1926 and one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, joins the thousands of well–trained waitresses providing first -class service in Harvey House. She faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure. As Kitty writes about her escapades, a loveable teenager emerges; she embraces adventure, independence, her position as a Harvey Girl, and a freelance writing career.

When and email falls into the wrong hands, sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier has his secret at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out --- without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.