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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+

These books, in particular, have intriguing, well-written characters and are beautifully written. They will make you think, which most good books do.

I love novels that amuse, divert and make you think and genuinely feel. The five books for young people that I’ve selected all have these qualities in common.

Karen Banke's RiP tHe PaGe! AdVeNtUrEs In CrEAtIvE wRiTiNg (Roost Books/ Shambhala Publications, translated into Russian and soon Korean) helps to take the pressure off emerging and reluctant writers.

Ismée Williams is the author of WATER IN MAY. She discusses the art of writing about what you know.

Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult titles including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, by Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Emily Ziff Griffin is the author of Light Years, a novel for young adults published by Simon Pulse on September 5, 2017. She discusses wearing two hats in When a Film Producer Debuts a YA Novel.

17 New Middle Grade Books for Ages 7-14 (and Beyond): We’ve picked 17 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of September.

12 New Books for Teens: Yep! That's 12 of the next best young adult novels listed right here.

Sunshine is Forever, by Kyle T. Cowan, is a love at first sight story, but it is also a commentary on this trope and why it exists in the first place.

5 New Books for Teens Are you looking for the next best young adult novels? This month we are going to share 5 new young adult books with you.

Learn a little more about BODY PARTS, and Jessica Kapp as an author.

BODY PARTS is a perfect match for readers of light sci-fi and dystopias. Highly recommended.

Five YA books, selected by Chelsea Bobulski (author of The Wood), that need to be on your radar if they aren’t already . . .

Popular Books for Teens: Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult titles including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

THESE RUTHLESS DEEDS is an exhilarating and intricate novel that combines two very different things into one sharp narrative.

The SEEKER series immediately draws you in, and is unique enough to demand second and third readings. Get to know a little more about the series and Arwen Elys Dayton.

Fans of Arwen Elys Dayton’s epic SEEKER series will be glued to their reading chairs with this sweeping finale.

5 New Books for Teens Are you looking for the next best young adult novels? This month we are going to share 5 new young adult books with you.

A rich and gratifying read that will leave you begging for the next installment, EMPIRE OF STORMS is the best book in the THRONE OF GLASS series so far.

Any fan of the books will delight in page after page of rich and seductive illustrations.