It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
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One of the best things about the genre is that it can make you interested in learning more about the actual history of the time period. What happens after your life is torn apart? This is the story of a teen girl who survived the Holocaust and her struggle to rebuild her life after she is liberated from a concentration camp.
Melvin BurgessCarnegie Medal winner for his teen novel, Junkexplores. When I started writing some 15 years ago, I was told my books were teenage fiction, but in school I was asked to speak to 11 and year-olds. Of course they might be read by children as young as 11 or even younger.
At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as Yet more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by older adults 18 or older, and certain titles published in the U. Below are eight of their most successful strategies.
Go to any "Young Adult" section in the bookstore or library and you wade through a sea of JUNK to maybe come up with a few quality books. In 5 Ways to Raise Readers I mentioned the importance of encouraging your children's interests through reading. So often I will find a book, read the description to my daughter, and she will say: "Mom - add that to our list!
T he boarding-school story is out of fashion in the UK but the fashionable prep schools of New York State are exotic enough to draw in readers. At its centre is the invisible connection between two boys who barely know each other, although both are suffering setbacks in love and both are struggling to fit into the school's social scene, which is not as laidback as it appears. Duncan is in the year below Tim, and moves into Tim's old room to find a stack of CD recordings in which Tim explains the traumatic events of the past year and promises that his story will help Duncan nail the notorious senior English assignment: an extended essay on the nature of tragedy.
From steampunk to science fiction to thrillers, the theme of technology in the lives of humans cuts a across genres and can spark interesting conversations about the use and limits of technology. These and titles are great to highlight in a display in the library. In this near future thriller, scientists have created Charlotte an artificial human with intelligence, who has uploaded her consciousness to the Internet and started terrorizing the American people—including the son of the president, Lee, who already has enough problems, like trying to keep the Secret Service off his back and figuring out what to do about his crush on new guy, Nico.