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Everything We Ever Wanted

Everything We Ever Wanted

This is the second adult novel by Sara Shepard, popular YA author of the Pretty Little Liars series. First was The Visibles (Free Press, 2010), a coming-of-age that received fine reviews and seems tailor-made for teen readers. Everything We Ever Wanted revolves around a bullying scandal; Shepard’s many fans are sure to be interested. Amazon [...]

The Most Dangerous Thing

The Most Dangerous Thing

I had the chance to meet Laura Lippman briefly at ALA last summer, and she spoke about the fact that this is the first book she has set in Dickeyville, the part of Baltimore that she knows best, the corner of the city in which she grew up. As a child, she and her friends played [...]

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

Rachel Lloyd’s book is effective as both a memoir and as a way to build awareness for her cause. Lloyd is the founder of GEMS, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, “the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.” It is [...]

This Beautiful Life

This Beautiful Life

Helen Schulman’s book, centered on a family torn apart by the teen son’s sexting scandal, was yesterday’s New York Times front page Sunday Book Review, accompanied by a Book Review Podcast in which Schulman discusses the book. The Pew Internet & American Life project includes many, many data resources on teens, including a 2009 report on [...]

Ten Thousand Saints

Ten Thousand Saints

The book trailer for Eleanor Henderson’s debut novel ends with these words: “They were young when new York was young. That’s how it felt. They’d never been more alive. Three kids, in a roiling, untamed city. But maybe that’s how everyone feels in the moment before they change forever.” Very teen, isn’t it? Alive and [...]

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, has written an engaging nonfiction look at the lives of women living under the Taliban. You might have received the March 14 issue of Newsweek in your mailbox late last week or today. The cover story on Hillary Clinton? Written by Lemmon. Both are [...]

The Book of Tomorrow

The Book of Tomorrow

It’s hard to resist a novel that hinges on a mysterious book discovered in a traveling library driven by an attractive man. In rural Ireland. There is also the fact that Tamara, our teen protagonist, finds that the book gives her insights into the future, and perhaps even the ability to change it. AHERN, Cecelia. The [...]