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

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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?"

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

WATCH: Stuff YA Readers Say

Posted 07.10.2014 | Books

In an interview with John Green, Stephen Colbert quipped, "as far as I can tell, a young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read." Wh...

Mary E. Pearson on The Kiss of Deception & Writing YA Books

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I recently chatted with Mary E. Pearson about her book's unique changes in point of view and writing and reading young adult literature.

7 Things Only YA Book Fans Will Understand

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Every fandom has its own jargon, inside jokes and wacky memes. Young adult book fans are no different and add their own crazy literary flair.

Q&A With Leigh Bardugo, Author of Ruin and Rising

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

This is a series to read immediately -- especially because Ruin and Rising will be available June 17. I recently chatted with the author, Leigh Bardugo, about the final Grisha trilogy novel, George R.R. Martin and what she's up to next.

YA and the Shame Game

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Pleasure begets pleasure. The unfettered enjoyment of YA fiction now experienced by both adults and teenagers -- age groups that used to be at odds -- has led to increased exchanges of ideas and recommendations, the revitalization of the Internet reading community.

Kiera Cass on The One: Leaving Readers Speechless

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

In preparation for these discoveries, I talked with The One author, Kiera Cass, about what the publishing process has been like, her own must-read book and what readers can expect from her next.

My Journey From Book Cover Model To Author

Elizabeth May | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Elizabeth May

I used to pick up books off the shelves in stores and stare at the models on the covers. I imagined my own work on the shelf, too -- books with my name on them. I never thought I would be sitting on the shelf as a book cover model.

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.

Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators' Kristine Carlson Asselin Give The Book Doctors the Skinny

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We thought we'd take the opportunity to pick the literary brain of SCBWI's own Kristine Carlson Asselin, who is a very accomplished writer in her own right.

YA Historical Fiction for Downton Abbey Fans

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As we have some waiting to do until Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres, let's get our fill of rich period dramas elsewhere.

The Newest YA Novel-To-Movie That Will Make You Weep

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment

Get ready to weep. (Again.) The latest YA novel-to-movie, "If I Stay," just got its first trailer. Starring Chloe Moretz, it's going to be a tearjerke...

Can a 12-Year-Old Boy Really Play the Stock Market? An Interview With Author Ginger Heller

Heather Hummel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

When I learned of Ginger Heller's new release, The Kid Who Beat Wall Street and Saved Africa, it piqued my interest... could a 12-year-old really pl...

8 Must-Read YA Authors You Might Not Know

Amy Yoelin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

If you were to ask what I do for my life, the answer would be writing and reading. I have to limit myself from going to my public library, because I end up taking WAY to many books than I can handle to read. I start to cry when I walk into Barnes & Noble. Yeah, it's bad.

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...

Godspeed Ned Vizinni

Chris Crutcher | Posted 02.27.2014 | Books
Chris Crutcher

Coming into the new year it's hard not to think of the recent suicide of the talented and tortured YA author, Ned Vizzini, and the emptiness his loved ones must feel.

Claire Fallon

14 Amazing YA Books With Kickass Heroines

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Time may be running short to find the perfect gift for your daughter, niece, or younger sister before Christmas, but fear not: Bookstores will never l...

Top 10 Young Adult Books of 2013

Lisa Parkin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I highly recommend each of these books and hope you will love them as much as I have. They each added something new to the young adult genre and are truly the best of the best.

Book for Kids Raises Eyebrows Over Young Gay Character

Tim Federle | Posted 11.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Tim Federle

Shortly after Better Nate Than Ever was released earlier this year, a pattern began to emerge: Librarians who had loved the book and invited me to visit their students were suddenly canceling those visits, backing out for fear of parental backlash.

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...

My Top Five Teen Reads

Alexandra Monir | Posted 04.14.2013 | Teen
Alexandra Monir

While I must have read thousands of books in my adolescence, here's my Top 5 master list: a mix of the frothy and formidable!

Shatter Me Author Tahereh Mafi on Love Triangles and Shakespeare

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

On of my most anticipated young adult sequels of 2013 was Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. I recently finished the book, and it more than exceeded my expectations. I spoke with Mafi about her latest book, her love life and Shakespeare (naturally).

To Tweet Or Not to Tweet? Shakespeare Plays Retold, Twitter-Style

Amy Helmes | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Amy Helmes

We're such Shakespeare nerds (#humblebrag), we've gone and summarized the legendary playwright's works into "twitter speak" of 140 characters or less. Brevity is, after all, the soul of wit!

The Legacy of Katniss, or, Why We Should Stop 'Protecting' Manhood and Teach Boys to Embrace the Heroine

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Reading is supposed to expand one's horizons. It's supposed to enable people to experience lives and cultures and people they would otherwise never get to -- and maybe even discover that the people who live those lives aren't so very different.