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.
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Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. Whether you're looking for a book for a reluctant or avid teen reader, there's sure to be a title that will fit the bill. 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.
After the costume-crowded overexcitement of the first ever Young Adult Literature Conventionbrainchild of current children's laureate Malorie Blackmanmany authors, readers and bloggers have been mulling over what exactly it is that makes a book YA. Is "YA" the same as "teen", and who is it read by? What are its requirements and restrictions? And what about "New Adult"?
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.
The key to engaging reluctant teen readers is finding books that are both appealing and accessible. Here are some books that cover topics of high interest to teens, but are written at lower reading levels. A Boy Called Twister dives into the life of Kevin as he deals with being the new kid in high school.
Keith Topping does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. We may be living in the digital age, but reading books is still a big part of growing up. And the books that young people read — and how difficult they are — can have a massive impact on their ability to understand exam questions, tell fake news apart from real news and get informed and involved in society.
These classic books, by literary legends like Harper Lee and J. Salinger and modern novelists including J. K Rowling and John Greenwill show your teenager the best that being a bookworm has to offer.
You should probably keep on wishing. What follows is a wordy, predictable groaner: the kids these days, Denby writes, are unable to connect to each other outside digital technologies and uninterested in reading the classics. Oh, teens do read, he acknowledges, with a half-hearted nod to science fiction and fantasy favorites, graphic novels, and young adult literature.
Yes, you read that right: adults. Once upon a time it would have been shameful for adults to read books written for teenagers, never mind admitting that publicly, but nowadays it has become so common that many have even taken to blogging to discuss and review what they have read. At YA events such as book signings and author talks, a staggering number of attendees are aged 18 or over — showing that the prior societal damnation of adults reading books for young people is no more.