Fiction traditionally written for ages ranging from twelve years up to the age of eighteen. The terms young-adult novel, juvenile novel, young-adult book, etc. refer to the works in the YA category. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent, rather than an adult or child, as the protagonist. Includes stories about the challenges of youth or coming-of-age novels. Age-wise this is a step beyong traditional Teen Fiction and may include adult themes not suitable for some teens.
Jane Sinner is a screw up. She has been expelled from school in her senior year. All her friends will be graduating without her. She has a hard time with her family's religious beliefs. She simply doesn't believe in God. The more her parents push, the … Continue Reading ››
Before I Fall, based on the 2010 book by Lauren Oliver, centers on a young lady that relives the same day over and over - the day of her apparent death.
The day starts normally, with her friends picking her up for school on Valentine's Day … Continue Reading ››
Victoria Asher and her older brother are untimely orphans when their parents die in a plane crash.
The Victoria Asher Novels
by AnnaLisa Grant
Open Road Media Teen & Tween
After a settlement and after her brother is old enough to take custody of her, Victoria finds herself … Continue Reading ››
I wanted to read this book for two reasons: 1) Alan Dean Foster has a great reputation and a long list of books, and 2) somewhere in the press for this book it was mentioned that Foster would use puns ala Terry Pratchett or Pierce Anthony. … Continue Reading ››
Lucie Manette is the Golden Thread in the Dark. The symbol of freedom to the Dark Magicians long oppressed by the Light. The symbol of need for that oppression by the Light Magicians. A young woman who desires to be neither, and yet must be both.
Tell … Continue Reading ››
With four Young Adult readers in our home, I was very excited to dig into Richelle Mead's new book series. After all, she is the author of the Vampire Diaries, a series that several of us in my home read and enjoyed. The problem with this … Continue Reading ››
Grace may be crazy. She acts crazy. Others tell her she is crazy. She is starting to believe she is crazy. The question isn’t whether she is crazy or not but whether a reader will care enough to find out.
All Fall Down
Embassy Row 1
By Ally Carter
Scholastic … Continue Reading ››
Leah Raber wants to read the Bible but this is forbidden by the Old Order Amish Church. She leave the church but is so homesick that she comes back.
by Dee Yoder
March 2014The Miting by Dee Yoder is the most enlightening Amish novel that … Continue Reading ››
The final book in The Book of Deacon trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen must face the invaders from another world. But the generals of the D'karon are fearsome enemies that apparently can't be killed. Even more troubling, the prophecy that brought the Chosen together states … Continue Reading ››
The second book in the The Book of Deacon trilogy, picks up directly where The Book of Deacon left off. Now that two of the Chosen have been found, it would seem the Perpetual War may finally end. But Lain isn't interested in stopping … Continue Reading ››