Young Adult

Road Trip Books

I love roadtrip novels any time of the year whether it's January or June. But, in an effort to spend as much time at home as I can, I'm looking for even more adventure-filled tales to escape into. Here's some of my favorite roadtrip (and tracktrip?) books to help you travel the world from the comfort of your couch.

Jason Reynolds Recommends

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Meet Jason Reynolds, (if you haven't already). He's an incredible award-winning author of books for both children and young adults and a huge indie bookstore advocate. Last week, Jason sat down with PBS to recommend his favorite books for young readers to check out this summer. Some are incredibly timely, others offer a bit of escapism. All are books worth reading. 

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The Required Reading Remix

Ah, required reading. How we all love to hate it. Regardless of how you feel about the books you read in high school, it's no secret that some of it can read as a bit dated. So, without any further ado, I present The Required Reading Remix, five young adult books recommended based on themes, settings, and characters found on many required reading lists, perfect for anyone looking to create their own summer reading list!

 

Books That Toe the Line

When it comes to cartegorizing books, it's not always black and white. Some books are clearly aimed at younger readers, some are clearly aimed at adults. But what happens when that distinction isn't quite so clear? Whether you're an adult looking for something a bit quicker to get through or a teenager looking to branch out into some adult titles, here are some of my favorite crossover titles to check out.

Return to Panem!

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Fans of The Hunger Games rejoice!  The return to Panem is almost here!

Suzanne Collins's The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the long-awaited prequel to the bestselling series, hits shelves on May 19th. This time, sixty-four years before Katniss Everdeen's fateful victory, we're following a eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow as he gears up to mentor the ill-fated female tribute from District 12.

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Interview with Liz Lawson

Thursday, April 19th, 2020

This week, we're so excited to bring you an interview with debut author Liz Lawson, where we talked about her brand new young adult title, The Lucky Ones, the books that shaped her, the best writing advice she's ever gotten, and more! Liz's debut novel is a hard-hitting contemporary story that follows May and Zach, two teenagers whose lives have both been changed forever in the aftermath of a school shooting. Tackling grief, survivor's guilt, and the terrifying reality that many teenagers face in America, The Lucky Ones is a must read.

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Q&A with Brittany Cavallaro

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

It's here! Author, poet and long-time friend of the store, Brittany Cavallaro so kindly sat down to answer all of the questions you left for us over on our social media. What songs did she write the Charlotte Holmes series to? What is she currently reading? Which of her books was the hardest for her to write? Check out the answers to all these questions and more!

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