Young Adult literature: Not just for kids.

Back-to-School with Six Historical YA Fictions

Column by Riki Cleveland
With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further your education than with a young adult novel set in a historical time period?

Suspense and Spook: 5 Great YA Horror Titles

Column by Riki Cleveland
Five young adult horror novels to keep you up late at night.
Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Review by Leah Dearborn
Regardless of whether it lives up to the hype, 'The Queen of the Tearling' deserves better than to be lauded only as a Frankenstein product of popular literature.

Confessions of a New Adult Addict

Column by Riki Cleveland July 3, 2014
Why I just can't get enough of the New Adult genre.
Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76

Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76

News by Riki Cleveland June 25, 2014
Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76.
Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands?

The Fault in Our Genre: Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands?

News by Peter Derk June 9, 2014
Last week's Slate article shaming adult readers of YA lit has the internet all in a tizzy.

8 Hot Summer YA Releases

Column by Riki Cleveland June 3, 2014
Whether you enjoy your young adult steeped in fantasy or prefer a fresh contemporary take, we've got the rundown on hot YA books to keep you busy through the dog days of summer.

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.