Young Adult


Should young ladies know how to swim?

Jennifer Minicus | 09 December 2013
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.

A fountain in the desert

Clare Cannon | 08 October 2013
An engaging and cultured story for young teens that actually makes them think.

Romance in teen fiction

Clare Cannon | 30 July 2013
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?

Inside a male brain

Clare Cannon | 02 July 2013
Shusterman's account seems about right to me.

Summer Book Buzz

Kathleen Pacious | 21 June 2013
One book that has people talking this summer.

Books of innocence and experience

Clare Cannon | 13 June 2013
Why are so many adults reading young adult literature? It used to be the other way around.

Hope lends beauty to even the bleakest tale

Clare Cannon | 10 May 2013
This remarkable story teaches history, humanity and hope. Why did I avoid it for so long?!

Compassionate Killing: the New Darling of Teen Lit

Clare Cannon | 03 May 2013
Could it influence the next generation of voters, even those who've been taught better?

Historical Fiction for Teens

Clare Cannon | 09 April 2013
A series that puts heart into history.

Book Reviews

A Book That Has It All

Clare Cannon | 19 March 2013
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Margaret Hannon | 16 December 2012
An appealing young adult novel about race relations in the early twentieth century.

The Unfortunate Son

Jennifer Minicus | 03 August 2012
The Count de Muguet was a cruel man.

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

Clare Cannon | 10 July 2012
A new Regency Romance for young adults.

Postcards from No Man’s Land

Tim Golden | 08 July 2012
Winner of both the Michael J. Printz and Carnegie Medals? This reviewer has a different take on this book.

Book Reviews

Video Review: Holiday Reading for Teens and Young Adults

Clare Cannon | 29 June 2012
Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.

Book Reviews

5 Reasons Why I Won’t See The Hunger Games

Clare Cannon | 23 March 2012
This review probably won't be popular, but it's important to talk about these issues.

A Waltz for Matilda

Clare Cannon | 14 February 2012
A fun, engaging, and edifying historical novel for teens and young adults.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Clare Cannon | 02 January 2012
One of those little books that is well worth reading.

Prized (Birthmarked #2)

Clare Cannon | 08 November 2011
Oh the grief when a treasured first book has a sequel that breaks your heart.

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)

Clare Cannon | 24 September 2011
I don't think this series is worth worrying about.

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