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Young Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Bookreporter.com. Throughout the year, Bookreporter.com features adult books on Teenreads.com, our site for young adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Teenreads.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories by Megan Kelley Hall

December 2011

Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying --- as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators --- in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.

The Future of Us by Jay Asher

November 2011

It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been best friends for their whole lives --- at least up until Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when a free AOL CD reveals their futures to them via Facebook --- which hasn’t been invented yet --- they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later.

Crossed by Ally Condie

November 2011

Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky, only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues behind. During her quest, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet

November 2011

In the fall of 1962, human beings came extremely close to blowing the world up during the Cuban Missile Crisis. And even though teenagers Clem and Frankie are completely wrapped up in their forbidden relationship, they too are worried that there may not be many more tomorrows left. Neither one wants to die a virgin, so during the final culmination to World War III, they make their own plans for the ultimate countdown.