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the writing life
5 YA Books To Inspire You During National Novel Writing Month
I’m just going to say it: writing a novel in a month isn’t pretty. Writing 50,000 words in 30 days means watching your contemporary high-school drama...
sometimes procrastination pays
YA-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Make with 4 Items or Less
I usually start planning my Halloween costume around August. This gives me enough time to sew myself Brienne of Tarth’s armor and bully my sister into...
6 YA Books You Need to Read More than Once
Some books you have to read more than once to fully appreciate. Maybe there was a plot twist you didn’t fully grasp, maybe you’re in a...
16 Books Everyone Should Read Before High School
Junior high is no joke, but high school’s an entirely different animal. For teens getting ready for what might be their first taste of lockers, late...
books for every body
5 Body-Positive YA Reads to Take to the Beach
We’re officially halfway through the season of surf, sun, sand, and swimsuits—which means that for many of us, we’re officially at peak...
wand in glove
6 YA Books That Deal with Serious Issues Through Serious Magic
I’ve been having the same argument with a friend of mine for years now. He dislikes reading books or watching movies or TV shows that have magic in them....
Author Nicola Yoon Shares Her Top 10 YA Love Stories
We named Nicola Yoon’s gorgeous debut novel, Everything, Everything, one of the best young adult books of 2015, and later this year she’ll...
happy pride month
22 YAs That Get it Right: LGBTQA Edition
Welcome to another edition of YAs That Get it Right, which is all about YAs that truly nail an element of the teen experience. In honor of Pride Month,...
lols and dragons
7 Fantasy Books That Are as Funny as They Are Magical
There’s a scene in Game of Thrones (I’m talking the television show), an unrelentingly dark fantasy epic, in which a disgraced knight enters a...
16 YAs That Get it Right: Mental Health Edition
Welcome back to another edition of YAs That Get it Right, in which pros weigh in on YA books they think nailed an aspect of the human experience. Since May...
broken heart necklaces for everyone
Find Your Perfect BFF Among the Heroines of Classic YA
How many times have you been reading (or rereading. And then rereading again) a book and thought I could totally be best friends with this character!?...
6 Perfect Books to Kick Off Your YA Book Club
When it comes to kicking off a successful book club, that first book is crucial. We’ve all heard the horror stories of failed book club attempts,...
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