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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Teen and Young Adult, Ages 12+

 

Is it true that teens would read more if they knew where to discover good young adult books? Surveys say it is true. The Children’s Book Review is a solution. We cover books for teens and we have plenty of excellent young adult book recommendations.

 

Kids Books for teens and young adults

Many adults wonder if teens actually read for fun anymore, others say, thanks to smartphones, they are reading more than ever … just not books. Between homework and social lives, sports and activities, maybe even a job, time is certainly beginning to get stretched thinly for teens (or young adults, if you prefer). Here at The Children’s Book Review, even if, statistically speaking, it’s true, we are not giving in to the idea that teens don’t like to read for pleasure. So … calling all young adults! We’re ready to dazzle you with the young adult book picks that we carefully select to feature from the 4,800+ books published for teens each year. You’ll find books in the following subjects: Fantasy: Supernatural Fiction, and .

Here are a few young adult book reviews and lists to get you started:

A Thousand Nights, by E.K. Johnston | Book Review

Best Young Adult Books with Rachel Caine, Author of Midnight Bites

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

If you’re an expert on young adult books and feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for teens, then you can send us suggestions on books for preteens and tweens through our Twitter handle or with #thechildrensbookreview.  And we certainly hope you’ll chat with us and share your faves on Instagram or Facebook with #teensread. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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Books for Ages 12+

Taut and atmospheric, Amelia Brunskill's The Window will keep you guessing until the end.

We asked Melissa de la Cruz to share 5 young adult books that she is really looking forward to getting her hands on, or young adult books that she recently read and loved. Here's the fantastic list that she came up with . . .

Readers of boarding school dramas will adore this exciting romp through privilege (both contemporary and historical).

Shea Ernshaw is the author of The Wicked Deep. She lives and writes in a small mountain town in Oregon. She works as a producer for a film production company and shares a home with her husband, a dog named Diesel, and two cats.

Grab your flashlight and get ready to read long in to the night: THE WICKED DEEP will haunt you until you’ve reached the thrilling conclusion.

There have been a few updates on the best selling young adult book list. Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list. Including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and One of Us is Lying, by written by Karen M. McManus.

Come along with award-winning and bestselling author Michael Okon on the Monsterland Reanimated awareness tour. Includes a chilling giveaway!

Sure to delight fans of dystopian fiction, science fiction and horror, Monsterland Reanimated is a worthy second installment in the Monsterland series.

This exciting take on the classic Jane Eyre story will delight readers who cut their teeth on Victorian dramas.

In this list, you will discover 6 of the best young adult novels that release during the month of April.

We’ve picked 10 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of April.

There are so many amazing books releasing this year it was hard to choose just five, but here goes…

The book is a gripping read that will attract older teens who are able to contextualize the detailed descriptions of violence, adult topics and language, and small-town conflict that was indicative of the era

Elizabeth Partridge is a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor winner, and author of Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam.

Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list. Including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and One of Us is Lying, by written by Karen M. McManus.

9 New Books for Teens: In this list, you will discover 9 of the best young adult novels that release during the month of March.

Middle grade is an exciting, creative field of literature. It was hard to pick five favorite books, but this is a narrowed-down list of books Diane Magras reread again and again . . .

Patricia O’Connell Pearson is a former history teacher with a B.A. in history and a master’s degree in education. Her nonfiction for ages ten and up—Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII—was released by Simon and Schuster in February, 2018.

Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list. Including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

Ashley Woodfolk, author of The Beauty That Remains, selected these young adult books.