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Booktalking "No Such Person" by Caroline Cooney

Lander is the type of person that everyone walks on egg shells around. Including her sister, Miranda. Read More ›

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Monster is a book that will make you “think about all the tomorrows of your life.” Read More ›

Five YA Favorites for Hispanic Heritage Month

A list of our five favorite young-adult books written by Hispanic authors, whose protagonists are shaping how teens see identity, race, and growing up.Read More ›

Back to (a Different Kind of) School

Five YA back-to-school stories with ethereal characters and otherworldly settings.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Summer I Found You" by Jolene Perry

Dating your best friend's cousin is a murky business that Kate is not sure that she wants to venture into. Read More ›

Summer of Steampunk

High adventure, gears and gadgets, fantastical inventions, Victorian-era settings (or not)… the rise of steampunk gives authors of young-adult fiction rich new ground to tread.Read More ›

Booktalking "White Lines" by Jennifer Banash

Seventeen-year-old Cat exists in a netherworld between the banalities of high school and the night club life. Read More ›

Get Away from It All: Seven Escapist YA Books

Escapist YA picks that transport readers to faraway lands.Read More ›

Break Out the S’Mores: YA Goes to Camp

Whether teens are dashing headlong into the wilderness or shipped off against their will, summer camp provides the perfect backdrop for YA adventure, romance, and drama.Read More ›

10 New YA Romances That Will Give You Feels

I've rated the following books by the amount of swooning involved and the magnitude of life lessons.Read More ›

So You've Read "Paper Towns," Now What?

Here are other books filled with friends, road trips, elusive and mysterious dream girls (and dream boys) who force us out of our comfort zones and universal truths about life, love and living in the moment.Read More ›

Trapped! A Booklist For Teens

Imagine being trapped somewhere with little to no chance for escape. Maybe you can’t get out of your school during an intense snowstorm. Maybe you’re locked inside a windowless room. Maybe you’re trapped in a coffin. Maybe you’re stuck in what FEELS like a coffin, but you can’t tell because it’s so dark that you can’t see anything. You can only hear the sound of someone walking back and forth somewhere above you… someone who’s been waiting for you to wake up. Read More ›

Booktalking "A Matter of Heart" by Amy Fellner

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, HCM, or a heart murmur: Whatever you call it, it could mean the death of Abby Lipman's competitive swim career.Read More ›

Technology Gone Wrong

Seven novels (all suitable for young adults, if not specifically written for them) about how society deals with the fallout of ominous technologies.Read More ›

Booktalking "Stronger Than You Know" by Jolene Perry

Fifteen-year-old Joy is trying to transcend her troubled past. Read More ›

Seven New YA Nail-Biters

Teens (and us adults who love young-adult mysteries) looking for a new read this summer—do we have some picks for you! Read More ›

June 2015 Graphic Novel Guidance: The New York Four

There are only constant three things in life that have the ability to never get old, and cause everyone to gush indescribable joy: baseball, foreign cinema, and anything inside the genus of comic books/graphic novels/manga. Here, we'll help you reach nirvana by giving you a nudge in the right direction.Read More ›

New LGBTQ Picks for Teens

NYC Pride is almost here, and we're celebrating with a new crop of books for young members of the LGBTQ community.Read More ›

Transgender Books for Teens

Teen literature spends a good proportion of its existence taking on tough topics, shedding light on what it means to be different and how we strive to become our most authentic selves. So it should come as a surprise to no one that teen lit has been showcasing the courageous, true and fictional, stories of transgender teens, teens struggling with gender identity and teens dealing with transgender friends and family members for years. Read More ›

Teen Summer Reading: Our Favorite (and Future Favorite) Titles!

During our last Teen Advisory Group meetings, we looked over the books on the 2015 teen summer reading lists for middle school and high school students. Then we discussed which ones we liked the best and which ones we were looking forward to reading. Check out the titles we picked, and see if you agree with us!Read More ›
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