Teen Reader Blog

  • Trend Alert: Secret Societies

    Several young adult novels published in the last few years have featured secret societies. Here are five for you to try:

    Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould

    Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould

  • Poets & YA Novels Part 1

    April is National Poetry Month. All this month, the Teen Blog will feature young adult novels that mention specific poets or poems.

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  • Retold Fairy Tales: Snow White

     Mirror Mirror is released this Friday and features a new take on Snow White's tale. Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart is released this summer, and you can put a hold on the book adaptation now. The TV show Once Upon a Time also features the character of Snow White in a pivotal role.

    Here are some young adult adaptations of this fairy tale:

  • Trend Alert: Jekyll & Hyde

    Young adult authors often find inspiration in classic literature. Three recent young adult novels explore the suspenseful tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde which was first explored in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel. The novel explains the strange case of how Dr. Jekyll's experiments led him to develop another side to his personality in the form of Mr. Hyde.

  • Spring Novels for the First Day of Spring

    Today marks the official start of spring. Celebrate with one of these young adult novels.

    Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

    Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

  • Dystopian Day 4: As I Wake

    As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

    As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

    Not quite a true dystopian but an intriguing book for fans of The Hunger Games.

  • Sequels on Order for April and Beyond

    These sequels and series titles are now on order. Click on the book cover to be taken to the catalog record. Once there click on "Request It" to place your hold.

  • For Fans of the Gallagher Girls

    The fifth book in the Gallagher Series Out of Sight, Out of Time was released yesterday. Regular readers of this blog might have seen the compilation of tweets of my reading reactions.  If you are on the hold list for the new book or have already read it, here are some other reading suggestions.