It takes some nerve to set a novel in New York City in the late 1970s and show it for its warts and all - and Meg Medina has done just that.
April 24, 2016
Kerry Kletter's debut young adult novel, The First Time She Drowned, will tug at your heart strings in all the right ways, and I have a feeling this new author has many more stories to share.
April 17, 2016
What do I love most about young adult literature? That’s easy: Young Adult novels can tackle tough topics without flinching, in an honest way a lot of adult stories don’t. Case in point: The Great American Whatever.
April 10, 2016
Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends.
April 3, 2016
In Adam Silvera’s debut young adult novel, More Happy Than Not, a young man questions the cost of letting go.
April 1, 2016
Though there's still so much to learn about autism, it's not entirely unknowable. There are a number of great books addressing the topic from different angles. Here are ten for you to consider.
March 27, 2016
Get swept up by gunfights, train chases, and magical beasts in Alwyn Hamilton's lighthearted adventure, Rebel of the Sands.
March 20, 2016
All American Boys is a remarkable new novel by award-winning writers Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
March 13, 2016
Tommy Wallach’s debut YA novel, We All Looked Up, asks a tired question – but in an entirely new way.
February 28, 2016
Welcome to a witty new trilogy about the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
February 21, 2016
Gavriel Savit's bewitching Young Adult debut, Anna and the Swallow Man, is well worth the read, whether you consider yourself a young adult or not.
February 14, 2016
There’s nothing like a good swashbuckling tale, and there’s something oddly enticing about a ship-in-a-bottle on a book cover. Enter Blackhearts, Nicole Castroman’s first young adult novel.
February 7, 2016
Ruta Sepetys’s new YA novel, Salt to the Sea, will leave you breathless.
January 31, 2016
The new young adult time-traveling novel, Passenger, has a lot going for it: gorgeous cover art, neat-o theme that features Travelers who can jump in and out of time and place through secret passages, a hunt for a powerful object that many Travelers are vying for, and pirates!
January 24, 2016
Shaun David Hutchinson’s brand-new young adult novel, We Are the Ants, may indeed turn out to be one of the best books of the year.