Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. In reality, this entire list could be dedicated to John Green books. From An Abundance of Katherines to Looking for Alaska, Green writes in a way that is completely delightful to read as an adult, and his latest piece is no different. The story of a sixteen-year-old who gets swept up in her own investigation of a mysterious billionaire fugitive, Turtles All the Way Down explores how we balance our own pursuits and tendency to get sucked into our own thoughts, while still trying to be decent to everyone around us.
The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List
67 Must-Read Books for Teens
This is NOT a list of the 18 best books of all time. These are simply 18 books that contain powerful stories, practical concepts, and push for critical thinking. Eventually, every teen will have to come to terms with suffering and loneliness. This book is a testament to how to approach even the deepest trials of life. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This book highlights a very uncomfortable truth about life: if you want to create something, you will face many, many roadblocks. Pressfield helps us easily and clearly identify the enemy of creativity, and like Sun Tzu, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe.
25 Must-Read Summer Books
I know you're probably still working through all of those YA releases , wrapping up your yearly reading goals with some of those year-end best books. So, I truly don't mean to alarm you, but there are literally hundreds of new YA books coming your way in mere weeks. I know, just take a deep breath. Here are 28 of the most-anticipated YA books of , all being released in the first half of the year.
As the sixth What Kids Are Reading report bemoans a tendency among secondary school students to read books that are too easy — suggesting that teachers and librarians aren't pushing challenging titles strongly enough to older kids — the organisers of World Book Day have announced a list that might serve as a corrective, or at least a useful source of ideas. The Writes of Passage list of popular books for young adults, voted for by 7, people across the UK, features a top 10 of books to help "shape and inspire" teenagers, and give them the empathic tools and words to handle some of the challenges of adolescence. The complete list of 50 features books to "help you understand you", "change the way you think" and "make you cry", as well as thrill, transport and scare you. And it's quite substantial. The top 10 is also particularly heavy on books that have been made into films: all but one have already graced the big screen, or are shortly to do so, testifying to the cinematic contribution to a book's success a bestselling title is made into a film, and then acquires more readers from people who see the film first.