Divergent is a book about a girl, who, as you may know, choses recklessness and violence above a peaceful structured life with her family. for a start, you barely get to know your characters. they remain very flat, don't ever show a deep feeling and stay on the very surface of human thoughts.
As I mentioned in my review of The Book Thief, there is much debate on whether this book is truly a young adult book, or if it should be considered an adult book in the United States, just like it was when it was first originally published. That brings up the questions of what is considered a Young Adult book.
Last year, while he was finishing it, Green announced the book could be pre-ordered; it immediately shot to #1 on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble lists. And when "The Fault in Our Stars" was finally published, it opened on the New York Times list for Children's Chapter Books at #1 and stayed there for five weeks.
Looking for Alaska is my second John Green book. Even though it was very different than TFiOS, it was still emotional, moving and just quirky enough to make me smile and laugh. Miles Halter's moves to Alabama to go to boarding school. This is his big adventure.
S. E. Hinton recalls that when she published her début novel, “The Outsiders,” in 1967, “there was no young-adult market.” Her book, written by a teen-ager about teen-agers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was issued in hardcover by the Viking Press and then in softcover by Dell—both adult trade imprints.
Young adult fiction author Debra Doyle was more critical, stating that "Personal taste aside, The Giver fails the Plausibility Test", and that "Things are the way they are (in the novel) because The Author is Making A Point; things work out the way they do because The Author's Point Requires It".
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age epistolary novel by American writer Stephen Chbosky, which was first published on February 1, 1999, by Pocket Books. Set in the early 1990s, the novel follows Charlie, an introverted teenager, through his freshman year of high school in a Pittsburgh suburb.
A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel written by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The book won the Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie art by Ellen Forney LB LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY New York Boston Copyright © 2007 by Sherman Alexie Illustrations copyright © 2007 by Ellen Forney Interview © 2009 by Hachette Book Group, Inc. Discussion guide prepared by Beverly Slapin, Oyate Design by Kirk Benshoff All rights reserved.
Thirteen Reasons Why was first published in hardcover on October 18, 2007, by RazorBill, a young adult imprint of Penguin Books. The audiobook on CD was released at the same time by Listening Library, a division of Penguin Books, featuring the voices of Debra Wiseman as Hannah and Joel Johnstone as Clay.
NA books often are dealing with more adult issues than in your typical YA novel. Think sex, drugs, and rock and roll. For example, the heroes will often have drug issues or the heroines are overcoming abusive backgrounds. There’s a lot more sex in a New Adult book generally, and it’s a little more graphic than YA.
Re: Books by Robert Stanek: Don't believe the hype. This book has not been recommended as claimed in the blurb. It is not a best seller. It has not won awards. It is amateur garbage that has been slickly marketed. It also is not appropriate for children. In addition the narrator on the version sold through Audible is horrendous.
This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief is a 2005 fantasy-adventure, young adult novel by American author Rick Riordan. Based on Greek mythology, it is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has won several awards. In 2007, the book was named one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books, and one of its Notable Children's Books. The novel was named the best book of 2007, by Newsweek 's critic Malcolm Jones.
Uglies is a book series by Scott Westerfeld for young adults. Westerfeld originally intended for Uglies to be a trilogy. However, after publishing the series' first three novels, Uglies, Pretties, and Specials, he ultimately wrote an additional fourth book, Extras.
The book series by Stephenie Meyer and their movie adaptations have been wildly popular with that audience. Parents, teachers, and librarians familiar with the "Twilight" series are talking about what age is appropriate to introduce these popular books to kids and teens.
The Knife of Never Letting Go is a young-adult science fiction novel written by British-American author Patrick Ness. It was published by Walker Books on 5 May 2008. It is the first book in the Chaos Walking series, followed by The Ask and the Answer.
Clockwork Angel was AMAZING. If you love The Mortal Instruments, then you will surely love this book, maybe even more than the original series itself. And if you didn't, well I honestly believe The Infernal Devices will succeed in what The Mortal Instruments failed to do.
Lord of the Flies proves that the boys need adult guidance to grow into civilized adults because they blatantly prove that they cannot do it on their own. The boys make a series of bad decisions because they do not communicate with each other or adhere to their initial vow of unity.
Vampire Academy has received awards such as Best Graphic Novel and Comics at the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards and its spin-off, Bloodline, has been nominated for awards like Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction, also at the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Paper Towns is a novel written by John Green, primarily for an audience of young adults, and was published on October 16, 2008, by Dutton Books. The novel is about the coming-of-age of the protagonist, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen and his search for Margo Roth Spiegelman, his neighbor and childhood sweetheart.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997, with an initial print-run of 500 copies in hardback, 300 of which were distributed to libraries.
The resulting saga boasts thrills, magic, and betrayal, spanning The Young Elites, The Rose Society, and The Midnight Star—a best Young Adult book of 2016. And after devouring these three books, you can read more of Lu’s action-packed prose in her Legend trilogy.
1. Obtain a copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. 2. Read the book. 3. Fall in love. Fall in love with the writing, the characters, everything. Read past midnight, read in school, read everywhere and all the time. Slam the book shut and whisper-scream oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.