Category Archives: Young Adult

EVERY DAY by David Levithan

Some people have wild imaginings but don’t do anything about them. David Levithan had this idea: Imagine if you woke up a different person every day. And he wrote this remarkable book about a teenager who has this experience. EVERY … Continue reading

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AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH by Chris Hadfield

If, like me, you are lucky enough to have a great father, you could easily imagine him writing a book like Colonel Chris Hadfield’s recent bestseller, AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH: What Going to Space Taught Me About … Continue reading

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ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Even if you don’t teach teenagers, you’ve probably been a teenager at some point and also, probably, in love.  Possibly both at the same time.  My point is, while ELEANOR & PARK is a “young adult” book, it tells a … Continue reading

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THE REASON I JUMP by Naoki Higashida

Why should you read this book?  Two reasons: 1) if you know anyone who is autistic, and 2) if you are human. Written by a 13 year-old autistic boy, THE REASON I JUMP will open your mind to a whole … Continue reading

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WONDER by R. J. Palacio

People who sit next to me on planes should be warned that I may burst into laughter or tears at any moment.  This is because in the Economy section, there isn’t enough arm-room to use my laptop when the person … Continue reading

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SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

I don’t read as many young adult novels as I used to, but recently I came across one that will definitely appeal to young teens.  SPEAK begins irresistibly: “It is the first morning of high school.  I have seven new … Continue reading

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