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Unarmed And Dangerous: On Writing A Thriller With No Guns

Diana Renn | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Diana Renn

I quickly discovered how tough it is to write a thriller with no guns. A gun is an obvious representation of power. A gun requires no words.

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...

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...

September Girls and Other Lost Treasures of YA Lit

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

As an adult, I liked it. I think if I'd read it as a teen, it would have been exactly the type of book to lodge in the brain and stick.

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?

Lovesick and Tired: Unnecessary Romance in YA

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Looking at the last couple of years of YA novels, it seems that romance has shifted from being a genre trend to a genre requirement -- and the genre has suffered for it.

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.

Scott Disick's Embarrassing Modeling Past

Posted 01.17.2013 | Celebrity

Well, what do you know: Scott Disick, "American Psycho" Kourtney Kardashian's baby daddy, was famous even before he had to keep up with the first fami...

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.

Find Your Perfect Book

Anne Hilker | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Anne Hilker

For teens like me who have a tough time finding the right books, I will make it easy for you. Here is a list of books that, in my opinion, are worth checking out.

High School Friends Take Trip Down Memory Lane In Reunited

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

The novel, which won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Book Launch Award in 2011, centers around three teens -- Alice, Summer and Tiernan -- all of them have just graduated from high school.

Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling... Kendall & Kylie Jenner? (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Teen

The Kardashian sisters seem to be everywhere -- on TV, opening boutiques, launching nail polish collections, splashed across magazine covers -- but th...

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.

Not Even Horcruxes Will Make You Invincible

Meghan McCullough | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Meghan McCullough

I'm sure all of you have heard adults utter the overused and condescending phrase, "You teenagers think you are invincible." Are we able to fully grasp the concept that life is, in fact, temporary?

Famous Authors Share Their Writing Secrets!

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Last week, YA greats Lauren McLaughlin (Scored), Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan), David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson), and Robin Wasserman (Froz...

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.

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...

James Patterson's Young Adult Novel

AP | By SUMMER MOORE | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

-- "Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life" (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts: "Middle School, The Wo...

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 ...

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...

Why Do Americans Write Such Great Coming-Of-Age Novels?

guardian.co.uk | 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...