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:.
New Adult. New Adult fiction bridges the gap between Young Adult and Adult genres. It typically features protagonists between the ages of 18 and 25 with the cap at 30ish.
The Amazon editors got together and picked our very favorite young adult reads--you can see all not in any particular order here. You can also check out our young adult book clubwhere we'll have a monthly book pick and chance to ask the author questions. Skip to main content.
Kids today do not have it easy. Racism, climate change, school shootings, threats from global superpowers and neo-Nazism are just a few of the clouds hanging over their heads. On top of all of that, they still have to go to school, deal with friends, social pressure, classwork and the dreaded required reading.
With the help of a fabulous librarian, I compiled this list of fantastic adult reads for teens. Before Ta-Nehisi Coates penned his bestseller Between the World and Mehe wrote this powerful memoir about growing up with an activist father. Jackson was the master of creating horror through atmosphere and suggestion rather than through explicit descriptions or gore.
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 fantasywe've found engaging storylines that represent the best of young adult novels in —so far.
What it's about: Go Ask Alice is a fictional story in the format of diary entries from a year-old girl named Alice. After unknowingly drinking a cola laced with LSD at a party — and enjoying the experience — she goes down a dark path of drug addiction and runs away from home. Why it stuck with you: The speed in which Alice's entire life changed after trying drugs for the first time was extremely haunting.
If you're a fan of new young adult novelsfall is going to be a really big season for you. There are literally hundreds of incredible contemporaries, fantasies, thrillers, historical fictions, fairy tale retellings and more coming out between the months of September and November this year, and your stacks are going to be positively toppling over in excitement. After all, there is nothing more fun as a reader than making a seasonal TBR of all the books you are pumped to read in the coming months, but especially when there is so much to choose from.