Young Adult literature: Not just for kids.

12 YA Novels I Can't Wait For: July-Dec 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson June 24, 2022
Two awesome books per month for every month left in 2022.

The Queer Stories that Saw Me Before I Saw Myself

Column by Karis Rogerson May 18, 2022
Just a list of stories about queer life that helped me find my own joy.

Celebrating Kidlit this International Children's Book Day

Column by Karis Rogerson April 1, 2022
A look at why kidlit is so important, and who it's for.

Do It For The Kids: I Wrote A Book On Sylvia Plath That I Wish I Had As A Teenager

Column by Patricia Grisafi March 16, 2022
We still treat teenagers like their interests and passions are amusing instead of existence-altering. So I wrote a book on Sylvia Plath to challenge that.

10 of My Favorite YA Books from 2021

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson, avid YA reader, reflects on 10 of her favorite 2021 releases.

On the Stressful Joy of Rereading Favorite Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson reflects on a newly-discovered literary delight: rereading old favorites.
Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Interview by Karis Rogerson
YA author Angeline Boulley spoke with Karis Rogerson about her debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter."

Celebrating National Book Lovers' Day

Column by Karis Rogerson August 7, 2020
Reminiscing about great books and their meaning on National Book Lovers' Day.

Celebrate Teen Literature Day with These Five YA Authors

Column by Karis Rogerson April 16, 2020
Five YA authors and the books which are bound to change the life of the teens you know — and maybe yours in the process

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson February 20, 2020
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

10 Wintery Yule Books for the Solstice

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Looking for some Paganish reading material to celebrate the Winter Solstice/Yule? Here are some recommendations.

Revisiting The Twilight Phenomenon

Column by Peter Derk October 2, 2019
What was it? Why was it? How was it?

Marie Lu on Returning to The World of The Legend Trilogy

Column by Karis Rogerson October 1, 2019
Young Adult author Marie Lu's next novel is a return to the world of her debut series. We spoke with her about coming back to the world she created, all these years later.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul May 31, 2019
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

How To Make The Most of D.E.A.R. This April

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate Beverly Cleary's birthday, “Drop Everything and Read” (or D.E.A.R.) is celebrated annually April 12th. To help you make the most of this day, here is a list of books all ages can enjoy.

Book vs. Film: "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Column by Karis Rogerson
The adaptation is not a perfect match to the book. It's a new creation, a sister, and perfect in its own way.

Books About Mental Illness are Important, Especially if You Have One

Column by Karis Rogerson May 16, 2018
One mentally ill writer and reader on why books that mirror her experiences are so important.

Happy Birthday To The Evil Genius Behind 'Sweet Valley High'

Column by Meredith Borders May 14, 2018
Francine Pascal turns 80 today. Let's take a look at some of the more insane stuff she pulled with SVH.

The 10 Best Classic YA Books

Column by Meredith Borders March 9, 2018
In honor of the long-awaited release of Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time", we take a look at some other classic YA books that helped shape a genre.

Zoraida Cordova Writes Fantasy She Can See Herself In

Column by Karis Rogerson
A feature on YA and romance author Zoraida Cordova, who believes in letting teens see themselves in fiction.

What It's Like to Be Young and Writing for Young Adults

Column by Karis Rogerson
Three YA authors who achieved success in the field at a young age share what that's like.

In Defense of YA Twitter

Column by Karis Rogerson
A look at the positive side of YA Twitter.

How to Reconcile the Writing Life and Faith

Column by Karis Rogerson
Thanks to interviews with Young Adult authors Lauren Miller and Mitali Perkins, I learned that it is possible to be both a writer and a Christian.

6 Book Suggestions for the Young and Weird at Heart

Column by Brian Allen Carr
Suggestions for young (and young at heart) readers that bring the weird.

John Green Is the Reason I Write Contemporary YA

Column by Karis Rogerson
One aspiring author gives credit to John Green for inspiring her to write the genre she loves.