Hey everyone! It’s holiday season, and it can get pretty busy this time of the year — and this includes the YA field! There’s been a lot of YA-related news, lists, and features over the past few weeks, and we’re here to share all of ’em with you, so that you can have what’s probably your last helping of YA-related goodness this year!
- Hyde Park Native Debuts Young Adult Novel, by Tonia Hill, for Hyde Park Herald
- Attention Muggles: Troy to Offer Literature Course on Harry Potter, by Jordan Laporta, for Yellowhammer
- YA Fiction: Crowley, Mildenhall, Blackman, McConnochie, Nix, by Joy Lawn, for The Australian
- A Literary Legend: a talk with author Katherine Paterson about the Great Gilly Hopkins, by Andrew Parker, for The Gate
- On the books: ‘The Fifth Wave,’ although a YA novel, appeals to older readers as well, by Dorothy Sasso, for Times Leader
- Are Shortened Versions of Classic Adult Literature Right for Young Children? by Caroline Crosson Gilpin, for The New York Times
- Top 5 Series Based on YA Novels, by Megan Peters, for Comic Book
- Top 5 Movies Based on YA Novels, by Megan Peters, for Comic Book
- 6 LGBT-inclusive Books for Kids and Young Adults, by Siobhan Fenton, for Independent
- 38 Best First Lines in Novels (YA Edition), by Mary Jane Hathaway, for The Huffington Post
- Our Favorite Children’s and YA Books of 2016, by ER Murray, for The Irish Times
- The Netflix Originals Lineup Is Lacking, and These Young Adult Books Could Be the Fix, by Sam Cooper, for Movie Pilot
That’s all for this round-up! It’s been a great year for YA literature and for YA fans, what with all the new books, big series, and YA-based media we’ve all been blessed with over the past twelve months. We at The YA Shelf are hoping that 2017 will be as big of a year – if not BIGGER – for young adult literature as 2016! Happy New Year, everyone, and never stop loving reading!