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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a Perfect Ten!

Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2017. 464p. $17.99. 978-0-06-249853-3. 5Q 5P J S “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” This is what... (Continue reading)

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The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins is a Perfect Ten!

Hopkins, Ellen. The You I’ve Never Known. Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2017. 608p. $18.99. 978-1-4814-4290-9. 5Q 5P S Ariel’s life with her dad has always been in a state of turmoil. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, Ariel... (Continue reading)

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Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail is a Perfect Ten!

Vail, Rachel. Well, That Was Awkward. Viking/Penguin Random House, 2017. 320p. $16.99. 978-0-670-01308-1. 5Q 5P M J New Yorker Gracie Grant is an eighth grader who loves tortoises, so for her fourteenth birthday her parents surprise her with Lightning, a... (Continue reading)

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Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy is a Perfect Ten!

Murphy, Julie. Ramona Blue. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2017. 432p. $17.99. 978-0-06-241835-7. 5Q 5P S NA Ramona “Blue” Leroux is one of only two out lesbians in her small southern town in post-Katrina Mississippi. She is initially devastated by the departure... (Continue reading)

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon is a Perfect Ten!

Menon, Sandhya. When Dimple Met Rishi. Simon Pulse, 2017. 384p. $17.99. 978-1-4814-7868-7. 5Q 5P J S Dimple Shah is so excited to attend the summer web development conference Insomnia Con that she is not even suspicious when her parents are... (Continue reading)

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Meet New VOYA Advisory Board Member Jessica Snow

I began my library career as a children’s librarian for the Boston Public Library (BPL). I always wanted to work with and for teens but there were no teen librarian positions open so I plotted and waited. I was a... (Continue reading)

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Meet New VOYA Advisory Board Member Lona Trulove

VOYA Magazine welcomes Lona Trulove to the VOYA Advisory Board. I am not sure if books or the women who shared them with me are what started my lifelong love affair with literature.  As a child, I have fond memories... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech June 2017

Building with Bloxels Kelly Czarnecki For the generation raised on smartphones and tablets, Bloxels game design toolkit might be the next best thing! Maybe you’ve used video game design products in the past and the teens are looking for something... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know. . . Ashley Poston

Stacey Hayman Ashley Poston, our current author, has the charm and style of a lovely southern lady, which may be due in part to being born and raised in South Carolina. The only child of two working parents–a numbers kind of guy... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks June 2017

Summer School Jessica Farrow and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Our rating system is posted here. Just because school’s out for the summer doesn’t mean teens don’t love learning new things! Those who work with teens... (Continue reading)

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