YA books at Novel NoviceI’m going to go ahead and admit it right here: I’m in my early thirties, and I love books written for teens. I know I’m not alone because the YA genre, or Young Adult, is awesomely popular right now.

So I’m thrilled to have found a website to help parents find the best new books  for teens, or for yourself, if you’re like me.

Novel Novice
is a website dedicated to showcasing Young Adult literature,
encouraging reading, and promoting education. They have book reviews,
news, author interviews, contests, spotlights on classics, and other
features designed to get teens excited about reading.

And it’s
not all about vampires — although they feature prominently, thanks to
Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and our world’s current fascination with
the fanged and sometimes sparkly. Contemporary themes await, alongside
steampunk, historical, fairies, zombies, werewolves, and the viciously cool Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

This is one website I
wish I had known about back when I was a teen. Of course, we only had
dial-up with AOL back then, but it would have been worth the wait.~Delilah

Visit Novel Novice for the scoop on YA literature. It’s come a long way since Sweet Valley High, trust me (although they’re relaunching that series, too).

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