Category Archives: teen book recommendation

Alex London guest post, GUARDIAN blog tour, first chapter read, and giveaway!

I LOVE Alex London’s YA dystopian PROXY–it’s one of my favorites and deals with oppression in a fast-moving, emotional and satisfying story–so I’m happy to have him here today to talk about his next book GUARDIAN and invite you to … Continue reading

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I’m delighted that STAINED is one of Bank Street College’s Book of the Year for ages Fourteen and Up

I’m delighted that STAINED is one of Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature’s Book of the Year for ages Fourteen and Up! (beaming) Links to all books and categories here. It’s such a feel-good thing to have my book … Continue reading

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Guest Post: On Reaching the Parents of Teen Readers

Today’s wonderful guest post is by Stephanie Wilkes, a YA librarian with a passion for teens, good books, pizza, video games and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Stephanie Wilkes is the Young Adult Coordinator at Ouachita Parish Public Library in Louisiana. … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2) by Tamora Pierce Random House Books for Young Readers (April 2009) ISBN-10: 0375814698, ISBN-13: 978-0375814693 My rating: 4/5 stars Thursday, September 6, 247 H.E. I should have known tonight’s watch would kiss … Continue reading

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YA fiction The Hunger Games is a fantastic read.

I just finished reading an ARC of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and I have to tell you–it’s an amazing read. It is so well written, so gripping and so moving, I didn’t want to stop reading. It’s one … Continue reading

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New and forthcoming YA fantasy and sci-fi titles listed at one site

If you like YA fantasy or sci-fi (I do!) then you’ll probably want to check out this list of New and Forthcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Titles for Teens by Susan Fitchelberg. She’s created a list since 2006, so it … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam

The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam Delacorte/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0385733731 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The rodent is staring at my sister Lucy. In the rodent’s defense, it’s hard not to stare at lucy. Actually, it’s … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti Juno Books (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0809572567, ISBN-13: 978-0809572564 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The metal beneath her feet jolted and shuddered. Taya grabbed the strut next to her with one heavily gloved hand. … Continue reading

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