The Fault in Our Stars
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.
Should young ladies know how to swim?
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.
New movie for Pride and Prejudice devotees
Shannon Hale's 'Austenland' takes living inside fantasy to a whole new level.
Romance in teen fiction
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?
Books of innocence and experience
Why are so many adults reading young adult literature? It used to be the other way around.
Historical Fiction for Teens
A series that puts heart into history.
A Book That Has It All
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...
A coming of age story for young teen girls.
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2)
An outstanding sequel to Princess Academy which takes Miri’s exploration of the meaning of life, education, friendship and love to a whole new level.
Anyone who has ever experienced puppy love should read this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Mara, Daughter of the Nile
A tale of intrigue and romance in ancient Egypt.
The Prisoner of Zenda
A swashbuckling adventure with a dashing hero, a bearded villain, and a lovely heroine.
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
A new Regency Romance for young adults.
Video Review: Holiday Reading for Teens and Young Adults
Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.
13 Gifts (Birthdays #3)
The tweens become teens in the next instalment of this great series for girls.
Video Review 1: Don’t Judge These Books By Their Covers
First video review from the Good Reading Guide - tell us what you think!
A Waltz for Matilda
A fun, engaging, and edifying historical novel for teens and young adults.
Midnight in Austenland
A great children's author takes inspiration from an old favourite... and kills it.
Small Acts of Amazing Courage
One of those little books that is well worth reading.
A classic romance story.
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