An Annotated List of My Favourite YA Books

We Were Liars by E Lockhart: Don’t be fooled – even though the cover might make this look like a simple summer romance novel, it’s a psychological thriller through and through. Cadence suffered a traumatic brain injury during her 15th year on her family’s summer island. During her 17th year she struggles to piece together… Read More An Annotated List of My Favourite YA Books

What YA Novel Should You Read Next? A Readers Advisory Personality Quiz for Teens

Play What YA Novel Should You Read Next on PlayBuzz.com Download the full quiz and results in PDF form here: What YA Novel Should You Read Next – Personality Quiz While static passive readers advisory tools are great for a lot of circumstances (ie reading list pamphlets to display by the YA Fiction section), I think libraries… Read More What YA Novel Should You Read Next? A Readers Advisory Personality Quiz for Teens

Where Does Judy Blume’s Forever Fit In the Teen Section?

“Sybil Davison has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys.” So many realistic fiction teen novels seem to be one of two types: either the quirky misfit protagonist clumsily makes his/her way through the journey of highschool, while stumbling upon love (Speak, Eleanor & Park, Thirteen Reasons Why, Looking… Read More Where Does Judy Blume’s Forever Fit In the Teen Section?