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Fake Friends, Fake Boys, Fake Love: "Identity Crisis" Exposes Online Fakers

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When you read this book, you can actually feel the hurt that both girls are experiencing. Afterwards, you will come away with a new sense of empathy -- and want to be sure that no one ever does this to someone you love.

Best Teen Romances of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.15.2016 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For a full list of the Best Teen Books of 2015, click here....

Leigh Bardugo Talks Six of Crows, Heist Movies and Skinny Dipping

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.

The Difficulties of Publishing a Novel As a Teenager

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 06.25.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

My novel is done. My editing is finished. My query letter begging established publishers to fall in love with my literature was picked over by my favorite teacher at my high school.

7 New Badass YA Heroines for You to Love

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.29.2016 | Books
Lisa Parkin

There's nothing I love more than a strong YA heroine. Seeing young women in literature portrayed as confident and capable, not to mention fierce, is empowering in so many ways. Lucky for you, I've listed the newest and best 2015 YA book heroines.

Interview With YA Author Melissa Grey on 'The Girl at Midnight'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading The Girl at Midnight (out April 28), I knew I couldn't keep my love of this novel to myself. This story is infused with humor, originality and mystery, and I can't recommend it enough.

5 Reasons Why Reading Children's Novels as a Teen Is Beneficial

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

The Great Gatsby? Things Fall Apart? The Scarlett Letter? While they are amazing and instructive, they also add several hues of gray to an already slightly morose adolescent world.

12 Top Titles For Teens This Month

| Posted 02.16.2015 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus February may be the shortest month, but that doesn't mean there's any shortage of great books for teens. From survi...

'The Ninth Circle' Author Brendan Deneen Talks About His Circus-Themed Horror Novel

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Lion tamers, a bearded lady, sword swallowers and more: Brendan Deneen's The Ninth Circle has it all and stands apart as one of the most fascinating and unique books to hit shelves in a long time.

3 Ways to Figure Out What Young Adult Books to Read Next

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading a book that broke your heart or made you swoon or even had you pull a Silver Linings Playbook and hurl it out a window, inevitably you wonder, "Now what?"

The One Piece Of Reading Advice A Teacher Will Never Give You

Garrett Degraffenreid | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen
Garrett Degraffenreid

I'm to the point where I've practically watched all the best TV shows on Netflix. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Dexter, Freaks and Geeks -- all the best. After all this, I'm left wondering what I'm supposed to do with my life.

5 Reasons Why You Should Actually Read 'Divergent'

Kara Chyung | Posted 06.14.2014 | Teen
Kara Chyung

Even though I loved the movie and saw it two days in a row, it failed to diverge (see what I did there?) from the well-established custom of movies by never quite matching the quality of the books on which they are based. So here are five reasons why you should pick up a copy of Divergent.

12 Smart Reads For Teens

| Posted 02.18.2014 | Books

Originally posted on Kirkus Who are we kidding? There may be more adults reading the recently published books on this week’s list than teens. The...

The Amazing Epiphany I Had In The 'Teen' Section Of My Bookstore

Jackson Barnett | Posted 03.22.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

An astronomer, Carl Sagan, once said: "One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time." I think he's right.

9 Teen Novels As Good As They Are Popular

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus You’re a discerning reader. Do you look for out-of-the-way, original novels? That’s great; so do we. But just be...

7 Books To Beat The Winter Blues

Lucie Wolfman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Teen
Lucie Wolfman

The winter is finally here and snuggling up with a duvet, book and hot chocolate has never seemed so good. Alas, I thought I could offer a few books that suite this frosty season...

Cyberbullies Don't Take Holidays Off: Words Wound

Sue Scheff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

This holiday season, as cyberbullying and bullying sadly continues, you can give your teens and kids the gift of cyber-armor!

Why We'd Be Screwed if Young Adult Books Were Real

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Nothing against the youth of today, but... aren't there some adults with real world experience who could, you know, jump in with the whole saving humanity thing?

The ULTIMATE Summer Reading List (Picked By You!)

Posted 06.19.2013 | Teen

Summer vacay is upon us, which means soon you might actually have time to read books for... dare we say it... fun? We asked HuffPost Teen readers ...

My 5 Favorite Books I Was Forced To Read In School

Luis Ruuska | Posted 04.21.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

Do you agree with this high school senior's list?

Celebrate Teen Read Week!

H. Jack Martin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
H. Jack Martin

Teen Read Week™ which runs October 14-20, is a national literacy initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at inspiring teens to read for fun -- on paper, online, on an e-reader -- and to use their library to find great reading materials.

The Clark Family Olympics

Jay Clark | Posted 09.25.2012 | Comedy
Jay Clark

Some families watch the Olympics from the comfort of their own homes, other families hold their own freaking Olympics while on vacation together.

Meet The 16-Year-Old Book Reviewer

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Claire Bidwell Smith

Robby Auld came onto my radar when he reviewed my book for The Nervous Breakdown, writing one of the most thoughtful assessments of my memoir to date. I couldn't help wanting to know more about the kid who cracked the literary scene.

American High Schoolers Are Reading 5th-Grade Level Books

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

High school students today are reading books intended for children with reading levels far below those appropriate for teens, according to a recent re...

National Book Award Finalists Get Grilled by Teens (PHOTOS)

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

With the aid of technology, students from around the country were able to join kids from New York City area schools in a Teen News Conference with the five finalists for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature.