Amy Talkington

The Ghosts of Privilege: Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington

Author and screenwriter Amy Talkington has created a doozy of a young adult boarding school novel with her Wickham Hall novel, Liv, Forever.

April 13, 2014

A New Kind of 'Sisterhood' from Ann Brashares

Brashares’ new novel, The Here and Now, is just as compelling a story, but very different from her previous Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.

April 6, 2014

A Newbery-Honored YA Mystery: Amy Timberlake's One Came Home

One Came Home is a well-crafted story about sisterhood and understanding, set in the wonderful West.

March 30, 2014

Take a Chance on the Unknown: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

From the minds that brought you Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist comes Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's Dash and Lily's Book of Dares.

March 23, 2014

A Teenager in Love (With the Movies): Jeff Baron's Latest

The aspiring movie writer/mogul Sean Rosen is back in Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale and he is as irrepressible as ever.

March 16, 2014

Before My Eyes: YA Summer Days

Caroline Bock’s new young adult novel mixes summertime, summer jobs – and the art of growing up.

March 9, 2014

Lauren Oliver's Panic: It's Only a Game

Lauren Oliver’s Panic will have readers on the edge of their seats, hoping that things in the small town of Carp will get better -- if only because they couldn't possibly get any worse.

March 2, 2014

2 YA Novels for the Not Faint of Heart

Author Daniel Kraus’ writing is well-crafted and compelling, and it is nothing if not dark; indeed his storytelling is the kind that keeps you awake at night.

February 23, 2014

Rapunzel, Reimagined: Marissa Meyer's Cress

Cress is the third book in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and continues the fractured fairy tale tradition that Meyer firmly established in Cinder and Scarlet.

February 21, 2014

A Zora Neale Hurston Multimedia Primer

How much – or how little – do you know the Queen of the Harlem Renaissance? Don’t answer that – until you’ve worked your way through our Zora Neale Hurston primer.

February 16, 2014

Death Row, Meet Zoe: Annabel Pitcher’s Ketchup Clouds

Ketchup Clouds may sound depressing – but it’s better described as somber, and the progression of the story keeps you riveted.

February 9, 2014

YA, Reimagined: Adele Griffin's Loud Awake and Lost

It’s refreshing to come across a YA novel that combines familiar elements in a way that feels new, and Adele Griffin's Loud Awake and Lost does exactly that.

February 2, 2014

We Can’t Get Michele Jaffe’s New YA Novel Out of Our Minds

Michele Jaffe's Minders will work its way into your head -- which is likely what she intended.

January 26, 2014

Don't Miss Out on Lissa Price's Enders

Brilliant, intense, and action-packed, Lissa Price's Enders is a great read for sci-fi novices and buffs alike, and a more than satisfying finish to Starters.

January 19, 2014

The Beginning of Everything: Young Adult with Heart

Robyn Shneider’s The Beginning of Everything addresses the meaning of finding one’s true identity in a world where social status rules the day.