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Aug 31

YA Reads: What You Might Have Missed

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for Flame in the MistYork County Library system has a fantastic, continuously-growing YA collection that is sure to interest teens and adults alike. With the influx of new material, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. Click "Continue Reading..." below to find eight titles from the past eight months that are can't miss reads. Check them out today!

For more young adult books, visit our online catalog. To get a customized list of book recommendations straight from our librarians, fill out our online Looking for a Great Read? survey.

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Jul 27

YA Reads: New and Coming Soon

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 5:21 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for A Crown of WishesYork County Library system has a fantastic, continuously-growing YA collection that is sure to interest teens and adults alike. With the influx of new material, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. Here are five titles that are new to the library that are worth checking out:

  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi — Taken prisoner in a neighboring hostile kingdom, Gauri, the princess of Bharata, agrees to help a cunning prince by teaming up with him in a mythical competition that will grant a magic wish to the victor. This is the companion novel to The Star-Touched Queen.

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Jul 27

YA Reads: Teen novels in verse

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 11:57 AM by Elizabeth Land

Staff Note: Young Adult Reads is a series of posts reviewing items that are geared toward teens, but are of interest to all York County Public Library readers.

Book cover for The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderIn honor of National Poetry Month, this month’s YA Reads post is highlighting teen books written in verse. According to Poets.org, a verse novel “filters the devices of fiction through the medium of poetry." The novel may be comprised of a series of short verse poems or one long poem. Some authors also incorporate a sense of visual style to their work as well.

YA verse novels often deal with complex social issues, emotional or physical problems, or turbulent situations. The quick pace of the novels may resonant with reluctant teen readers. In addition, readers who are not the biggest fans of poetry may enjoy verse novels due to their sense of narrative and plot.

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