Young Adult

Fantastic teen fiction does exist
Jon Dykstra | Mar 3 2017 | comment  
This is Cinderella reimagined.

Young adult novel meets social agenda
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 25 2016 | comment  
Teens deserve better than what this book has to offer.

This book was a terrible disappointment
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 13 2016 | comment  
I could not force myself to finish it.

A young adult novel with a message of hope
Barb Szyszkiewicz | Jan 12 2016 | comment  
Suicide is a difficult and dark subject.

True confessions
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 2 2015 | comment  
Thirteen-year-old girl turns mutineer.

Dystopia with a conscience
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 20 2015 | comment  
Charley wants to save lives by killing others.

Should young ladies know how to swim?
Jennifer Minicus | Dec 9 2013 | comment  
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.

A fountain in the desert
Clare Cannon | Oct 8 2013 | comment  
An engaging and cultured story for young teens that actually makes them think.

Romance in teen fiction
Clare Cannon | Jul 30 2013 | comment  
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 | Jul 2 2013 | comment  
Shusterman's account seems about right to me.

Summer Book Buzz
Kathleen Pacious | Jun 21 2013 | comment  
One book that has people talking this summer.

Books of innocence and experience
Clare Cannon | Jun 13 2013 | comment  
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 | May 10 2013 | comment  
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 | May 3 2013 | comment  
Could it influence the next generation of voters, even those who've been taught better?

Historical Fiction for Teens
Clare Cannon | Apr 9 2013 | comment  
A series that puts heart into history.

A Book That Has It All
Clare Cannon | Mar 19 2013 | comment  
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
Margaret Hannon | Dec 16 2012 | comment  
An appealing young adult novel about race relations in the early twentieth century.

The Unfortunate Son
Jennifer Minicus | Aug 3 2012 | comment  
The Count de Muguet was a cruel man.

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
Clare Cannon | Jul 10 2012 | comment  
A new Regency Romance for young adults.

Postcards from No Man’s Land
Tim Golden | Jul 8 2012 | comment  
Winner of both the Michael J. Printz and Carnegie Medals? This reviewer has a different take on this book.

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