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Triangles

Triangles

Today we are doing something a little different. The purpose of AB4T is to offer reviews of books published for the adult market that are recommended for teen readers. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins (Atria, ISBN 978-1451626339) is one that we didn’t feel we could allow to pass us by, even though it focuses on three middle-aged [...]

History of a Suicide

History of a Suicide

The aftermath of suicide is difficult to imagine, let alone address. Yet YA literature has not shied away from the topic. Two very popular YA books that address it directly come immediately to mind: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and Looking for Alaska by John Green. In her memoir, released today, Bialosky succeeds in writing beautifully [...]

The Distant Hours

Distant Hours

Gothic mysteries from Jane Eyre to Rebecca to Diane Setterfield’s Alex Award-winning The Thirteenth Tale are popular with teen readers who enjoy mystery, suspense, romance, and a touch of horror or the supernatural. One of my favorites, which also has teen appeal, is John Harwood’s The Ghost Writer (Houghton Mifflin, 2004). It is a layered, spooky ghost [...]