Books and Novels for Teens and Young Adult Readers, Ages 12+
Discover the best books and novels for young adult readers and teens through our curated collection of books.
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, Myths & Legends, Romance, Memoirs, and Non-Fiction.
Here are a few young adult book reviews and lists to get you started:
Must-listen Audiobooks for Teens and Young Adults | Audiobook List
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
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Discover Great Books for Teens and Young Adults
Audiobooks are a great way to stay engaged and entertained with literature all year round. Each of the audiobooks below makes for perfect summer listening.
Come on now; it’s time to go crazy over One Crazy Summer—an excellent and moving book punctuated with humor in all the right places.
Legendborn is a powerful, gripping fantasy that resituates Arthurian legend within a context of US race relations and the legacy of slavery.
The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers is a fantastic introduction to real fairy tales for questioning readers—but not for the faint-hearted!
Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal. Lois Lowry is the author of over forty books for young adults, for which she has won many awards.
In this interview, Rebecca Laxton discusses everything from activism and conservation efforts for young readers to The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry.
How Do You Live?, by Genzaburō Yoshino, is a meaningful and thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the meaning of life—for readers of all ages.
A Wrinkle in Time is filled with mystery, time travel, a little love, and good vs. evil—all excellent elements for an exhilarating excursion through the pages.
Superman Smashes the Klan, byby Gene Luen Yang, is an inspiring, well-handled adaptation that is timely and clever—well worth a read.
Join us on the virtual book tour for Rebecca Laxton’s novel for tweens and teens, The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry! Enter the giveaway for a chance to win!