May 26, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Top-Notch YA Novels with Male Protagonists │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Teen readers are in for a treat with these books featuring male protagonists. Whether it’s a new book in the series or a standalone title, the following selections from the editors at Junior Library Guild live up to the promise that we’ve come to expect from these books by award-winning writers.

Hollywood Starlets, Charming Con Men, & Lethal Assassins | What’s Hot in YA

From Ally Condie’s /Atlantia to Jason Reynolds’s The Boy in the Black Suit, these latest books for teens will inspire, infuriate, and tug at the hearstrings (and nerves) of readers.

Ghostly Guinea Pigs, Time-Travelers, and Seelie Wars | Fiction Series Update

These latest updates in ongoing series, these books encompass a wide variety of topics: a dark and haunting title about Vietnam from Chris Lynch, more drama from the world of the Seelies from Jane Yolen and son Adam Stemple, and time-traveling adventures with Mira.

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Little Blue Lies

Little Blue Lies, Chris Lynch Simon & Schuster, March 2014 Reviewed from ARC Printz Honor Book author Chris Lynch’s latest novel is a brief, quirky tale of two teens who aren’t meant to be together. No, they’re not star-crossed lovers, rather Oliver and Junie’s relationship is too glib and shallow to ever have been the […]

Can You Hear Me Now? The Missing SummerTeen Chris Lynch Interview

The technology gods were not on Chris Lynch’s side on July 24, when he was scheduled to appear on a panel with Kwame Alexander discussing their sports genre YA titles. SLJTeen has been able to procure a few snippets from SLJ reviews editor Kiera Parrott, who moderated the sports session. To read the full interview, please visit the sports panel archive in the SummerTeen auditorium.

Latest Titles by Brashares, Lynch, Pike | What’s Hot in YA

From chick lit and urban fiction to the latest nonfiction and graphic novel innovations, the following books will intrigue teens and keep them coming back for more.

Teens Review ‘Hidden Girl’, Latest from Chris Lynch, and More

The teen reviewers from the Young Adult Advisory Councils (YAAC) did a lot of reading during the holiday break, and the reward is all ours. Some of the books they took a look at include the latest from Chris Lynch, noteworthy nonfiction, contemporary mysteries, a bit of magic realism, and a touch of sci-fi.

Pick of the Day: Pieces

This sequel to Lynch’s Iceman (1994) is a sophisticated look at a teen’s maturation through a series of dynamic life changes.