Young Adult literature: Not just for kids.

Faded Pages: Bridge to Terabithia

Column by Emma McMorran Clark May 30, 2014
Can an adult cross the rickety bridge into Terabithia? I did, and so should you.

Faded Pages: Where the Red Fern Grows

Column by Emma McMorran Clark April 28, 2014
Over 20 years ago I read a book that convinced me I needed a pair of hounds. Now that I'm older and presumably wiser, I picked it back up to see what else I could learn.
Second John Green Adaptation Headed for Theatres

Second John Green Adaptation Headed for Theatres

News by Sean May March 27, 2014
Another film based on the work of the 'The Fault in Our Stars' author is headed to the big screen: an adaptation of his novel 'Paper Towns.'

The Best Book Adaptation I've Seen Is...'Catching Fire'!?!

Column by Kelly Thompson March 17, 2014
That's right, 'Catching Fire' is easily one of the best book adaptations I've ever seen. Let me tell you why.
Sally Green

The Next J.K. Rowling? First Time Author Nets Huge Book Deal

News by Nathan Scalia November 20, 2013
Sally Green started writing three years ago, and now her book series about witches is getting some major attention from book publishers and movie studios alike.
Memoir Lands 15-Year-Old Book and Movie Deal

Memoir Lands 15-Year-Old Book and Movie Deal

News by Dean Fetzer
8th grader Maya Van Wagenen kept a journal of her attempts to fit in at school, based on advice from a 1950’s book aimed at teens — it’s apparently landed her a six-figure deal.
LitReactor Community Spotlight: Chris Lewis Carter

LitReactor Community Spotlight: Chris Lewis Carter

News by Jessica Taylor September 27, 2013
A series highlighting members of the LitReactor community. Find out what some of your favorite LitReactors are up to and learn about exciting projects, people, and fiction.
Win a Contract to Write a Dark Crystal Novel

You Could be Writing the Next Dark Crystal Novel

News by Dean Fetzer June 19, 2013
The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap have announced a competition to write a YA novel based on the 1982 movie.
Harper Teen Impulse

HarperCollins Announces New Teen-Focused Digital Imprint

News by Christopher Shultz
The publisher hopes to further tap the young adult goldmine with its latest electronic venture.

What's The Value Of A Great Ending?

Column by Kelly Thompson September 17, 2012
What's the value of a great ending? When you botch it, does it ruin everything that came before, no matter how good?

YA Superstar: Sarah Dessen

Column by Sarah Pitre August 23, 2012
Really, that should tell you everything you need to know about what a fantastic person she is, but I can't pass up the opportunity to gush about what makes her such a terrific YA author as well.

Book Brawl: YA Covers vs. Adult Covers

Column by Sarah Pitre August 9, 2012
Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? Not only will we judge them... we'll put them in the cage in our latest edition of Book Brawl! May the best cover win.
Mark Wheaton Signs Multi-Book Deal For YA Series

Friday The 13th Screenwriter Signs Multi-Book Deal For YA Series

News by Kimberly Turner July 25, 2012
Mark Wheaton, screenwriter of the 2009 reboot of 'Friday The 13th' and 'The Messengers,' has signed a multi-book deal for a young adult series. How tough is the jump from horror to YA?

YA Superstar: Meg Cabot

Column by Sarah Pitre July 19, 2012
The author of 'The Princess Diaries' is a queen in her own right.

YA Novels vs YA Comics

Column by Kelly Thompson June 22, 2012
A discussion of YA Comics and, why despite a glut of talent and smart books, they can't quite muster the sales and influence of their powerful cousins - YA Prose.

The Next Big Thing In YA

Column by Sarah Pitre June 15, 2012
Will dystopia continue to hog the throne of young adult literature, or will it pass the crown to a new trend?

Top 10 YA Books That Should Be Adapted for Film

Column by Sarah Pitre May 31, 2012
These literary candidates are primed and ready to follow in the cinematic footsteps of the Hunger Games... and maybe even outshine it completely.
There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books

There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books

News by Kimberly Turner May 18, 2012
A new study of young adult fiction shows that characters who swear are richer, prettier, and more popular.

YA Gateway Books: A Primer

Column by Sarah Pitre May 11, 2012
They say you can't get addicted after just one time. But with this list of books, you'll be hooked on young adult literature immediately.

Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?

Column by John Jarzemsky March 29, 2012
Advocates of censorship often invoke the name of children to support their cause, but repression of literature borders on abusive.
Booksales up for 2012

Shockingly Rosy Reports Show an Increase in Actual Booksales, in Actual Bookstores

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 28, 2012
eBooks? Please. According to new market reports, people are still buying actual books--and kind of a lot of them. Who said publishing was dead?
Ender's Game Porn

'Ender's Game' Not Too Porny For Schools, Police Decide

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 22, 2012
'Ender's Game' can be described a lot of ways--like "awesome" and "a great way to get junior high boys to read"--but "pornographic"? Thankfully not, according to police in South Carolina.
Save Francesca Lia Block's House!

Francesca Lia Block, YA Favorite Of Awesome Teenage Girls, Might Lose Her House

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 13, 2012
Prolific YA and adult author Francesca Lia Block may have shaped the lives of countless teenage weirdos, but she's not immune to the sucky economy--her house is underwater, and she needs help.

Top 10 YA Books That Adults Will Love

Column by Meredith Borders March 2, 2012
It's not all TWILIGHT up in here. Some young adult novels are brilliant and engaging. Read on for ten of the best.