I’m not a parent, but I have many good friends who are parents. I had two parents myself. My stepkids are parents. I’ve also been known to have opinions about parenting, which I usually keep to myself.
So, with that overall caveat, allow me to introduce you parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles of “young adults” (ages 14 – 21 in the fiction-books world) to the below video. I found this while surfing for something else to do with books. What a find! Introduce your own young adult readers to this video (YouTube), and ask them what they think. The creator, “xSandyPartsu,” is hoping to raise her subscription base to 100. [Update: I let her know about this posting, and she thanked me and let me know she did hit 100 since her vid first went up. You Go Girl!]
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
If I Say (Gayle Forman)
Stolen (Lucy Christopher)
Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater)
Jellicoe Road (Melina Marchetta)