Teen Literature Day

As part of National Library Week, today we celebrate Teen Literature. Here at the library we understand the important role of teen literature in continuing to foster the literacy skills and love of reading that produce life-long readers.


So just what is teen or young adult literature? Contrary to popular belief, teen literature is not just all about romance, fantasy or gossipy girls! In fact teen literature is a complex and diverse category where you will find every traditional genre – mystery, thriller, science fiction, realistic fiction, romance, horror, non-fiction, fantasy, graphic novels…there is something for everyone.

Steampunk is a type of science fiction that is popular with teens.
Steampunk is a type of science fiction that is currently popular with teens.

The teen literature market is going through something of a boom at them moment, thanks to books like City of Bones, Divergent and of course the wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy. Well-written, fast paced and engrossing teen titles often make a great transition onto the movie screen.

Veronica Roth's Divergent is currently a big hit in movie theaters.
Veronica Roth’s Divergent is currently a big hit in movie theaters.

We asked our teen advisory board at Bowman Library to recommend teen titles that also have great movie versions. Here’s a few of their suggestions…

catching-fireCF movie

perksperks movie

enders-game-orson-scott-cardEG movie



Do you have a favorite teen read? Or can you recommend a great movie based on a teen novel? We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment on our Facebook page or send us a message at hrlyouthscope@gmail.com.

Right I must get back to my book…it’s a teen read and quite frankly…I can’t put it down!!

house of the scorpion



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