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5 Reasons Why You Should Actually Read 'Divergent'

Kara Chyung | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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.

Teens Pick Favorite Book

AP | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Veronica Roth is the current rave among teen readers, according to a new survey. The young adult division of the American Library Associa...

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.

13 Great Books For Gay Teens (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Alexandra Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A few weeks ago, we got some heartening news: books written for and about gay teens have exploded in popularity in recent years. Though many of these ...

Mom Upset About Racy Teen Books, Refuses To Return Them To Florida Library

Orlando Sentinel | Rachel Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Longwood parent Tina Harden was so disturbed by references to sex and drugs and foul language in the world of fictional teenager Jenny Humphrey that s...

Vampire Series For Teen Boys?

McClatchy Newspapers | David Martindale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jason Henderson got his first glimpse of Dracula on television more than three decades ago. He has been obsessed with vampires ever since. He's an a...

Summer Reading For Teens: The Hottest New Books For Kids' Summer Reading (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not sure what to do to get your teen reading this summer? "Good Morning America" has featured a group of the hottest new books to inspire teenagers to...

Angels May Replace Vampires As New Trend In Teen Lit

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Angels are all around us," reads the publisher's blurb for Angel, the first of a British trilogy of books for teenagers. "Their beauty is intoxicatin...

Judy Blume And Paula Danzinger Are Worthwhile Too! Nothing's Wrong With 'Teen Fiction'

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At 11, it didn't occur to me to take issue with my teachers' characterisation of Blume and Danziger as "easy reading"; literary muzak. (I was a pusill...

Teen Fiction And The Dead Narrator Trope

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An 18-year-old girl who dies in a car crash, only to relive her final day again and again; a 15-year-old who's aging backwards in another dimension af...