Young Adult (14-18)

Young Adult (14-18)

YA Favorite: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

YA Favorite: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

One chilly Chicago night, Will Grayson meets the last person he expected to meet: Will Grayson. These two teens may have the same name, but their similarities seemingly end there. Will Grayson Number One lives with a steadfast desire to stay under the radar. This is a constantly difficult task […]

September 6, 2012 ×

Young Adult (14-18)

YA Favorite: Stargirl

YA Favorite: Stargirl

Stargirl (©2000) is a young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, author of the Newberry Medal winner Maniac Magee. Leo Borlock, a junior at Mica High School, narrates the story. Conformity reigns supreme at Mica High, a place where the popular kids gain their popularity from being utterly ordinary. “[Wayne Parr] […]

August 23, 2012 ×

Young Adult (14-18)

YA Favorite: The Fault in Our Stars

YA Favorite: The Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen-year-old Hazel Lancaster has cancer, and she’s never been considered anything other than terminal. Hazel is living on borrowed time, owing to a “miracle” drug that slows tumor growth. Concerned that she is depressed, Hazel’s mother insists that she attend a weekly Cancer Kid Support Group. (Though depression, Hazel states, […]

August 9, 2012 ×

Young Adult (14-18)

YA Favorite: Thirteen Reasons Why

YA Favorite: Thirteen Reasons Why

Have you ever had a book keep you up all night? A book that was so gripping that you just couldn’t bear to put it down? That happened to me, and the book was Thirteen Reasons Why (©2009) by Jay Asher. Teen Clay Jensen comes home from school to find […]

July 23, 2012 ×