10 Teen Books Adults Shouldn't Resist [SHOWING SLIDE 2 OF 10]

What rational adult willingly revisits adolescence? A lot of us, if a study released by Bowker, a prominent provider of data about books, is any indication—last September, Bowker revealed that 55% of people who read young adult books are over 18 (with the largest segment of those adults aged 30-44!). Young adult books have so captured the public’s enthusiasm that the publishing industry has concocted a new term for books meant for teens that aren’t actually read by teens: “new adult” books. Whatever they’re called, the genre has blossomed so creatively that being a responsible adult caught reading a novel meant for teens is no longer something to think twice about. Here’s the Kirkus list of 10 young adult books that will remind you of the dramatic highs and melodramatic lows of adolescence (while you remain comfortably ensconced in adulthood).

THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson
by Maureen Johnson

"Nice touches about friendship, kissing, research and the way a boy's curls might touch his collar fully integrate with a clear-eyed look at a pitiless killer. (Supernatural thriller. 12-18)"
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