While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. In a fictional account, Long recalls the events that his father experienced in the late s in a very segregated Houston, Texas, including the murder of a policeman, a murder trial, and friendship across racial lines. Set in a futuristic world, Cinder, a cyborg, must deal with her family, a deadly plague, intergalactic politics, and a growing relationship with Prince Kai.
Even if the age range on the book jacket implies that you were"supposed" to have graduated from young adult novels long ago, YA books are an addicting reading pleasure for both the young and the adults. After all, there are no rules to reading; all ages are welcome any time, any where. So from mysterious thrillers to cultural statements and the creative world of fantasy , we've found engaging storylines that represent the best of young adult novels in —so far. And as always, you can keeping checking back for the latest and greatest. But her new home is full of secrets due to a deadly homecoming that took place five years earlier.
I take full advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures that come with summer. After all, summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach, on the patio, or at the park with a book. Here are some of the best YA books to read this summer. Monsters, conspiracies, and friendship — this book has it all. More than anything, Spensa wants to become a pilot and defend her planet against the frequent attacks from alien starfighters.
What it's about: The classic novel, based on the author's life, follows four sisters whose family fortune is lost in the midst of the Civil War. What it's about: Seventeen-year-old Aria is banished from the enclosed city Reverie, and must fend for herself in the wild and treacherous outer wasteland. When she meets another outsider named Perry, the two work together for survival, and uncover some corruption along the way. What it's about: The world is falling to pieces, and in the midst of it all, year-old Juliette is locked up for murder because her touch is fatal. But when the Reestablishment sets her free in preparation for a war, she has to decide what exactly she'll do with this gift and curse.