February 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Teens Review Jennifer Brown’s ‘Torn Away,’ Blake Nelson’s Latest, and More

Tornadoes, time-travelers (of a sort), a faery killer and a surf rat all figure prominently in this column’s featured titles. And one, Everyone Dies in the End, is written by a school librarian. As a reminder that no two readers are alike, take the time to check out our Double Take on The Falconer.

Teens Review the Latest from Armentrout, Caletti, and More

In Don’t Look Back, Sam desperately tries to regain her memory, while in The Last Forever, Tessa struggles not to lose hers. Teens weigh in with second takes on Noggin and Sekret.

Teens Review YA Debut “Defy”, More from Benway and Jaffe

While Defy is Sara Larson’s YA debut, readers will likely recognize Robin Benway from Audrey, Wait! and Michele Jaffe from her ‘Bad Kitty’ series. Our new crop of reviewers from Johnson County (KS) Library’s Young Adult Advisory Councils (YAAC) are starting the year off with three reviews that don’t hold back on strong opinion!

Introducing YAAC! Teen Reviewers for 2014

Each year ​SLJTeen​ rotates the responsibility for reviews by teens to one of the YA Galley Groups selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). In 2014, ​the Young Adult Advisory Councils (YAAC) from Johnson County Library, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, will be taking over teen reviews.