Skip to main content

An Inspiring Memoir About a Girl Who Overcame Bullying and Changed the System

Paige endured endless bullying  because of her HIV+ status, and now she motivates teens across the country. Win a copy of her book, here!

Two Teens, One Cancer Ward in Australia

"You will root for these characters not only as a couple, but as individuals battling unimaginable horrors." Read the full review, here! 

May Wuthrich, Audiobook Producer and Director - Part 3

Reading books is great, but have you ever tried listening to one? Go behind the scenes with an industry expert.

Get an Early Taste of Winter with These Two Chilling Books!

Kate A. Boorman and Rebekah L. Purdy talk WINTERKILL and THE WINTER PEOPLE, plus their favorite snowy memories.

A Mother and Daughter Team Up to Create a Pulse-Pounding Suspense Novel

Skylar learns that she has a hormone in her blood that gives her special powers...a hormone the creators of a new drug, Destiny, desperately want.

A New Biography About Two of History's Most Lengendary Painters

Teen Board member Maya B. interviews this famous nonfiction author about her latest book, FRIDA & DIEGO

Features and Contests

Celebrating Halloween, Literary Style

It's October, meaning it's time for one of the best holidays of the year: Halloween! There's candy, haunted houses, and, most importantly, awesome costumes. We asked our Teen Board: What book character do you think would make the best (or funniest, spookiest or most clever) Halloween costume, and why? See 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! 

 

YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA selected the 98 best books published for young adults in the last year, and also made a top ten list. Click here to see the top ten, and click here to see the complete list.

Cool & New

Our September roundup includes ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers and WICKED author Gregory Maguire's EGG & SPOON.

Side by Side

 

Read our Frosty Reads Side by Side, featuring Kate A. Boorman (WINTERKILL) and Rebekah L. Purdy (THE WINTER PEOPLE).

Latest Reviews

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 2 written by Neil Gaiman illustrated by P. Craig Russell - Youth Graphic Novel
Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton, and David Lafuente lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.

INSIDE CHARLIE'S CHOCOLATE FACTORY explores the unique appeal and lasting cultural impact of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic. This non-fiction book looks at the development of the original story  and charaters, its social history, and the varying film and stage adaptations. With never-before-seen material from the archives, full-color photos and illustrations throughout, and quotes from Roald Dahl enthusiasts this gorgeously produced gift book is a great way for fans to celebrate Charlie, Wonka, and Roald Dahl!

Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America's War in Afghanistan.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer - Fiction
If life were fair, Jam would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet boyfriend, Reeve. She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont. But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead. Until Jam finds Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss. 

Leon Harris isn’t exceptional and he isn’t popular. He’s the kind of guy that peaked in middle school, when once upon a time he was in the “gifted” program and on the fast track to Ivy League glory. Now, a high school senior, he’s a complete slacker who spends his time hanging out in a third-rate ice cream parlor with his best friend, Stan, a guy who (jokingly, Leon thinks) claims to be Satan. Committed to his sloth, Leon panics when he finds out that Anna, the love of his life aka middle school girlfriend, might be moving back to town.

No-one performs on the circus trapeze like 16-year-old Remy Brunel. But Remy also leads another life, prowling through the backstreets of Victorian London as a jewel thief. When she is forced to steal one of the world's most valuable diamonds, she uncovers a world of treachery and fiendish plots."

Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us-a demon she accidentally set free. Now Kennedy and the other Legion members-Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared-have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family.

Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker are all driven to be perfect—no matter the cost. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they discover that they all hate the same person: handsome womanizer Nolan Hotchkiss, who's done things to hurt each of them. They come up with the perfect plan to murder Nolan—jokingly, of course. They'd never actually go through with it. But when Nolan turns up dead in the exact way they'd discussed, the girls suddenly become prime suspects in his murder. Only, they didn't do it. So who did? Unless they find the real killer, and soon, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

It's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-year-old Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Under the iron rule of the Nazis, the government strives to maintain a master race, controlling everything from jobs to genetics.

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.

Katie never felt comfortable in her own skin. She realized very young that a serious mistake had been made; she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy. Suffocating under her peers’ bullying and the mounting pressure to be “normal,” Katie tried to take her life at the age of eight years old. After several other failed attempts, she finally understood that “Katie”—the girl trapped within her—was determined to live.

We’ve all felt uncomfortable in our own skin at some point, and we’ve all been told that “it’s just a part of growing up.” But for Arin Andrews, it wasn’t a phase that would pass. He had been born in the body of a girl and there seemed to be no relief in sight…

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them.