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Young Adult Novels

Art Girls, Brooklyn, Camp and JonBenét Ramsey

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.16.2016 | Books
Courtney M. Soliday

Jake Fogelnest's memorabilia tweets make me self conscious about not having tangible media (because Audible). I've started buying books. I just finis...

Curtis M. Wong

Author Tim Federle Reveals The Cover Of His New Young Adult Novel | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The award-winning author will release his first novel for young adults next year, and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first look.

We Gave These Classic Children's Books A Makeover So Today's Generation Can Finally Understand

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books

Kids these days. Rather than pick up a book -- with pages! -- they busy themselves with nonsensical "reading" on their tablets, if, that is, they both...

'Fool Me Twice' - Love, Laughs and Sweet Revenge

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Have you ever fallen in love with someone that you shouldn't have? We've all been there, right? And now, thanks to Bloomsbury's new If Only line of young adult romances, you can relive that feeling just in time for the summer reading season

Field of Prey: A Talk With John Sandford

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Stephen King said "If you haven't read John Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time."

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.

The Publishing Process: The Dumbest Thing I Ever Heard... Is True

Samara O'Shea | Posted 03.19.2014 | Books
Samara O'Shea

In early 2010 I attended an event called "Eat, Love, Write." It was a fundraiser featuring bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert and her sister Catheri...

Author Tim Federle On Coming Out... As A Theater Person

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the help of a few thespian pals, author Tim Federle recalls his own adolescent experience coming out -- as a theater person, that is -- in this e...

17 Amazing Books You Should Read This Summer

Posted 07.26.2013 | Teen

By Riley Griffin, 17 A few blocks from my house is a bookstore. There, on the second floor, in the small corner by the window, is where I am happie...

Your ULTIMATE Guide To Upcoming YA Books On The Big Screen

Posted 05.09.2013 | Teen

From fantasy series like The Mortal Instruments and The Hunger Games, to stand-alone works of fiction like John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, there ...

Lucas Kavner

Lois Lowry Reflects On 'The Giver' 20 Years Later | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Usually when schools ban your book, it only serves to further solidify the work's cultural significance. In the 1990s, the Harry Potter series topped ...

Do Women Have More Reading Shame Than Men?

Amanda Nelson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Amanda Nelson

Try asking an adult who wanders into our Young Adult section if you can help them find something, and most of the time you get an awkward shrug or a nervous laugh, followed by an "oh, no, I just like reading this stuff...

Loved The Hunger Games? Other Great YA Books That Adults Should Be Reading

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Julie Gerstenblatt

For me, reading YA is like having a candy bar in the middle of my lifelong diet. Here are my top picks for grown-ups who sometimes wish they could recapture their teen years or who just like reading about adolescence.

Book Review: (Save The Pearls Part One) Revealing Eden

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Irene Rubaum-Keller

What would happen if global warming continued to the point where resistance to deadly solar radiation determined class and beauty? This is the future we encounter in Victoria Foyt's captivating new novel, Revealing Eden.

For Alexandra Monir, Book Is Just The Beginning

Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Kia Makarechi

It is perhaps unsurprising that 25-year-old Alexandra Monir has already released her first novel. But when one realizes she also wrote and recorded songs to complement it, and that she's penning her second book, it's hard not to be impressed.

Bloomberg's Daughter Wrote A Novel | JULIE BOSMAN and MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York

Those who inhabit the rarefied world of Michael R. Bloomberg, with all its perks and payouts, have long adhered to a strict code of silence about his ...

Getting Matched Up at Book Expo

Rocco Staino | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

One of the most popular events at the annual book trade show is Author Speed Dating. This 90-minute event gives authors three minutes to pitch their book with a table of potential readers and book buyers.

S.E. Hinton the Godmother of the YA Novel

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera

Mention The Outsiders in a room full of people and 9 out of 10 of them will sigh with fond memories followed by, "Oh, I love that book!" So, you can i...

9 Best Science Fiction Novels For Young Adults Besides 'Mockingjay' (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you haven't heard, "Mockingjay," the third and final installment in Suzanne Collins' super-smash "Hunger Games" series, hit bookstores this Tu...

'Mockingjay' Fever

Educating Alice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Like many others I began Mockingjay yesterday morning expecting to be done the same day. I stopped at points to do other things and returned to it in...

Children's And YA Still Selling... | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reported today that hardcover sales for the Children's/YA category rose 19.6 percent compared to the same...

Why Do Americans Write Such Great Coming-Of-Age Novels? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is this merely coincidence, or is there something else at work here? Do American writers absorb Bildungsroman aptitude alongside fluoridated water and...

Author Posts Vampire Novel Online, Gets Awesome Book Deal

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can posting your unpublished novels online for free still lead to a nice book deal, now that the web is saturated with free fiction? It worked for aut...

Graduating From Hogwarts: In Defense of the Next Generation of Fantasy Novelists

Robyn Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robyn Schneider

The Potter generation is growing up, and going to work at the publishing houses and film studios that gave us our own childhood hero. And we're cheering each other on, as though Hogwarts truly is our alma mater.

YA Authors Tweet About 'Gimme A Call': What Would You Tell Your High School Self?

Sarah Mlynowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sarah Mlynowski

I wanted to do something unique to promote my new book. Something fun. Something free. I decided to ask fellow authors what they'd tell their younger selves and then tweet their responses.