Youth Reads is our new page focusing on books for teens and preteens, commonly known as Young Adult (YA) books. When we got such a great response to Teen Fiction Week back in February and March, we started discussing ways we could cover this subject more regularly. Youth Reads is the result of that effort. It's designed to help parents and educators who are looking for (1) good books for teens and preteens to read, and (2) a Christian perspective on YA books in general.
Our writers here will be giving short reviews of all kinds of Young Adult books: classic and contemporary, Christian and secular, mainstream and obscure. If there's a particular novel or series you'd like to see us review, please let us know. We can't make any promises, but we'll take all your suggestions into account. And please be sure to vote in the poll on the left side of the page. We've listed some of the hottest YA series and asked which one we should review first.
We'll also be offering links to a wide variety of articles and Web pages dealing with YA fiction, so that you can see what some of the latest trends are and what people are saying about the subject. (Please note that, as with RE:News and other pages on this site, a link to another page does not necessarily mean we endorse its contents. It simply means that we think it's a link of interest.) If we get enough interest in this page, there'll eventually be an e-mail newsletter that will deliver reviews right to your inbox.
Please weigh in and let us know what you think of Youth Reads, and how we can help meet your needs!
Note: A link on this page does not constitute an endorsement from BreakPoint. It simply means that we thought that the linked news item or opinion piece would be of interest to Christian parents of teens and preteens.