Write Your Very Own Hit YA Novel With Our John Green Book Generator

John Green, author of bestselling novels-turned-movies The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, is a superstar. Teens love him. Adults love him. Taylor Swift loves him. The film adaptation of his first YA novel, Looking For Alaska, begins production soon in Michigan, and will almost certainly be his third box office… »8/07/15 12:56pm8/07/15 12:56pm

Young Lois Lane Investigates A Teacher In This Prequel To Her YA Novel

Lois Lane heads from the pages of DC Comics to her very own Young Adult novel this May, but you can read a teaser of what's to come with this new short story from Gwenda Bond detailing the young Lois' first day at a new school — and she's already getting herself primed for a future career at the Daily Planet. »3/06/15 5:40pm3/06/15 5:40pm

10 Classic Young Adult Novels That Would Make Amazing Movies

Fans have been waiting over 20 years for a movie version of Lois Lowry's The Giver, and we're finally getting one this weekend. But this isn't the only classic novel that's overdue for a movie adaptation. Here are 10 beloved YA novels that would make for incredible movies... and why they probably won't get adapted. »8/12/14 1:00pm8/12/14 1:00pm

A Plea to Keep Libraries Alive


As a child I was irascible — easily bored, prone to tantrums, and always on edge. Luckily for my parents, they discovered a cure early on: books. We’d make weekly trips to the library, where I’d fill up a tote bag with as many books as it could hold. The bag was always so heavy that I’d have to schlep it over my… »12/06/13 7:33pm12/06/13 7:33pm

The Very Best Teen Heroes in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Some of our favorite heroes are teenagers. Unlike the adults, they aren't afraid to question authority — partly because they're too young to have been compromised by it. They can see problems and solutions in the world around them. And for these young adults, every journey is a quest. That's why teens are among the… »3/11/13 2:24pm3/11/13 2:24pm

Why the Wall Street Journal is Wrong about Young Adult Books

It feels like every blogger and YA writer online has already commented on the Wall Street Journal article that sparked a Twitter upheaval (#YAsaves). If you need a run-down of it, Bookshelves of Doom (in a post appropriately titled "Another Day, Another Ill-informed Article About YA") has a summary. My favorite part… »6/07/11 5:30pm6/07/11 5:30pm