Browsing Category : Young Adult

Fabulous Historical Fiction for Young Adults


Today I have a book that is fabulous historical fiction for young adults.  The cover got me to open the book and the story sucked me right in.  I love it when that happens. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so you don’t miss a wonderful book that will both enlighten and…

Retelling of the Story of Camelot


Today I have a retelling of the story of Camelot.  I remember the first time I saw the musical at a dinner theater when I was just a kid.  I went in with dread and I came out enchanted.  Hey, I was a sucker for show tunes and a handsome prince. The cover of this book intrigued me and so…

How to be a Muslim American Girl


This book explores how to be a Muslim American girl.  Our identity is composed of so many things, and when your religion is a source of conflict where you live, it’s hard to make sense of who you are.  Allie is exploring all that while trying to be a teenager who struggles with her parents, manages a series of friendships…

Love Is Never Easy


Today I have a book that proves that love is never easy when you are a teenager.  Tack on the cultural issues of a Korean family and you have the makings of a dating scheme that has Frank Li wondering just who he is and what he wants.  I loved this story that wrestles with parental expectations and managing the…

Living Through D-Day


Today I have a book about the reality of living through D-Day.  If you want history to come alive for kids, I can not recommend this book highly enough.  I was confronted with my own limited knowlege of WW II while reading Allies, so parents, why not pick it up and give it a read after your kids! Don’t forget…

Childhood in South Africa


Today I have a book by Trevor Noah about his childhood in South Africa.  It is an adaptation from his adult novel.  I had absolutely no idea how powerful this book would be.  Nor did I understand before reading it, what Trevor Noah went through being biracial in a country where his birth was literally a crime.  I handed it…

The Freedom of Choice


This book provides the foundation that the freedom of choice for women is integral to their autonomy.  This book gives readers a glimpse into the early life of the founder of Planned Parenthood.   It is important to realize how women lived when the choice of when to have children was not one they could control. Don’t forget to follow…

My Young Adult Obsession


My young adult obsession is something I don’t get the chance to indulge in too often.  I have far too many middle school books to read, and if I am being honest, the angst and romance of YA fare are like cake frosting.  I love to indulge but if I eat too much, I start to feel a little off.…

Book About Culture, Friends and Family


Today I have a book about culture, friends, and family.  This book has recently received some love from award committees and I can see why.  It tackles some of the loneliness and self-doubt experienced by boys in a really caring way.  I was impressed by this debut novel and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.…

Funny and Thought Provoking Look at Faith


Today I have a book that has a funny and thought provoking look at faith. It isn’t often that a main character identifies as an atheist, so this one caught my eye immediately.  This group of teens is questioning what they believe. They all come down on different areas of the spectrum making this story more about understanding who you are…