Teen Scene March 2012: New and Recently Released YA Recommendations. Also, the movie version of Suzanne Collins' phenomenally popular novel The Hunger Games will open to U.S. audiences on March 23, 2012, and it promises to be a real blockbuster. Meanwhile, for more dystopian science fiction blended with action and romance, check out the books listed here.
New and Recently Released Recommendations for youth ages 10-14. Also, if you love the Rangers Apprentice series for its fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure; its carefully rendered, pseudo-medieval settings; its many details of battles and warfare; or the fact that its stories are about heroes who work behind the scenes, try one of the books on this list.
readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy.
The Last Bookstore (greatest name, right?) is located in the Old Bank District at 5th and Spring Street in LA. They purchase used books as well as house a huge selection of new titles. The record shop and coffee bar completed the space in September. Open since 2009 and booming alongside downtown's golden age, it's a haven not to be missed and one for the whole family.