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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.

"The Blonde": A Talk With Anna Godbersen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Author Holly Black on Vampires, Vine & Violence

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Her latest YA release, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, is Black's first vampire tale. Before you say "not another vampire book," let me reassure you that this novel is not the average blood-sucking scene.

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

Future Anxiety and Young Adult Fiction

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Susan Kim

Perhaps those of us who write about a dystopian future have more faith in people than we do in the wise application of technology.

The Phenomenon of Paranormal YA

Alexandra Monir | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Alexandra Monir

When Stephen King came up with his first great idea, his debut novel Carrie, he paved the way for many of us YA authors through his realization that nothing fits supernatural phenomena quite like adolescence.

The Girl's Guide To Saints

Tonya Hurley | Posted 04.25.2013 | Religion
Tonya Hurley

From animal attacks to anorexia, magic spells to mental illness, insomnia to insecurity, obsession to oversleeping, slander to sexual temptation, the saints have got your back, and are always there for you to talk to.

I've Already Found Myself - I'm Just Now Letting You See'

| Posted 08.25.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

Vampires and Friendship Provide Comical Mix in Team Human

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

Tired of vampires? You know the dominating sparkly kind, or the dark and dangerous one who competes with his brother for your affection? I'm not, but ...

The Real Reason YA Is Dominated By Women?

Salon | Posted 08.16.2012 | Women

The prototypical YA (Young Adult, i.e., early teen) novel “The Catcher in the Rye” may have been written by the late, reclusive and definitely mal...

9 Brilliant, Haunting Summer Reads

Kat Rosenfield | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Kat Rosenfield

From ghostly protagonists to long-dead foils, literature is full of characters whose lives are over before the story even begins - and whom, though we never actually have the pleasure of meeting them, capture our imaginations through flashback, memory, or post-humous narration.

Interview With Annabel Monaghan, Author of New YA novel, 'A Girl Named Digit'

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Julie Gerstenblatt

You know that feeling you get from holding a new book in your hands, excited by the promise of the first few pages? That's how I felt when I first read A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan.

Heartbreak And Happiness In 'The Fault In Our Stars'

By Ellie Papadakis Ellie is a junior at Elk Grove High School. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to C...

'I'm In Love With The Guy Who Betrayed Me'

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

The Hunger Games - What's All the Fuss About?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

I understand those who might say that these books are nothing but harmless fun. But it has to be said that morally speaking, these books uphold reprehensible values.

TEEN FICTION: 'A Gargoyle, A Girl, And An Epic Adventure'

| Emma Lee | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for you...

He Said/She Said: The Two Sides Of Every Dating Story!

| Terry Trueman | Posted 01.19.2012 | Home

We all know that there's two sides to every love story. In the new short story collection Girl Meets Boy, 12 of our favorite YA authors pair up to giv...

He Said/She Said: The Two Sides Of Every Dating Story!

| Rita Williams-Garcia | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

We all know that there's two sides to every love story. In the new short story collection Girl Meets Boy, 12 of our favorite YA authors pair up to giv...

TEEN FICTION: 'I Don't Want To Get Married. Not Now, Not Ever.'

| Tessa D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for you...

Must-Read Dystopian Novels For 'Hunger Games' Fans

| Sara Gartman | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

You've read The Hunger Games nine times, wrote an essay on its major themes, discussed the book in excrutiating detail with your friends, decided whi...

Bloggers: The Opinion Czars to Readers

Victoria Foyt | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Victoria Foyt

Being directly connected to these lively communities of readers is a writer's dream. Many niche bloggers also post their reviews onto Goodreads.com, one of the largest sites for readers, thereby widening the scope of their influence.

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

| Lauren | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

To help celebrate Teen Read Week, our friends at Scholastic talked to famous authors to find out what books they loved when they were teenagers. Have ...

Top 10 Young Adult Books Of 2011

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

In honor of Teen Read Week, our friends at Figment.com have shared their favorite 10 YA books of 2011. From a story of star-crossed young lovers reuni...

'Chaos Walking': The Next 'Hunger Games'?

The Hollywood Reporter | Borys Kit | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

Lionsgate, already in production on the high-profile adapation of book sensation The Hunger Games, has picked up the feature rights of another award-w...

What You Were Reading When You Were 13

Zoe Triska | Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

There were quite a few regrettable things we did, thought, adored and listened to when we were 13. We liked Blink-182 (please don't tell anyone), had ...