Books have the extraordinary ability to take us to different worlds through the eyes and thoughts of the main character. Their experiences soon feel real as we read on to see what happens next. Some books can leave you thinking about what just happened and even inspire you in your own life in different ways.
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.
Young adult fiction has become one of the most exciting genres to read — even for adults. We select the books sure to ignite the imaginations of the teen generation. We apologise in advance- side effects may include monosyllabic answers, mole-like hibernation and total lack of focus on anything else. A second book entitled The Lost Compass was released last year and there are hopes for more books to follow in this burgeoning series.
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.
Here you'll find a variety of free teen reading resources to explore and enjoy. Look for these books in your local library. The books supplement the online resources in the American Memory website.
YA novels have many alluring qualities, from poetic writing to deeply moving plots. Some have dismissed adult consumers of YA fiction as lazy, unrefined readers who would be better served searching for more layered, literary reads. But YA novels have plenty of alluring qualities.
Young adult books are literally the future. By that, I mean two things. First, they explore some of the most important themes we'll face in our lives: love, loss, mental health, activism and sexuality to name a few.
No matter what age you are, sitting down with a great coming-of-age story is a pure delight. Some of the most iconic books of all time were written with teens in mind, so here are some to consider for gifts. Or, you know, you can just read them yourself. Like many of the books on this list, The Golden Compass is one of those novels you read as a teenager, and re-read as an adult with just as much enjoyment.