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In Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This, a teenage outcast befriends an octogenarian former musician over their common love of jazz.
Penelope Bagieu gives us a look at Cass Elliot before she was a Mama.
Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll, and an awful lot of talk about...finances. Keeping a budget is so not rock'n'roll.
S. Jae-Jones weaves a lush melody of love and loss in her debut novel, Wintersong.
Get up close and personal with the final show of the 20/20 Experience Tour.
A teenage artist realizes the harrowing truth about the deeply ingrained violence in her family, with the help of younger and older versions of herself.
Lost Stars is a fictionalized version of the true story of Lisa Selin Davis’ first love--a version that proves sometimes truth is better than fiction.
An unlikely friendship blossoms when two high school seniors are forced to ride to school together in Jen Klein's Shuffle, Repeat.
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo make beautiful music together in New York City.
Chris Struyk-Bonn’s Nice Girls Endure tries to deal with heavy-hitting issues, but misses the mark.
Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills shows us how to get by with a little help from your friends. And St. Elvis.
Jenny Manzer explores grief and music in Save Me, Kurt Cobain.
A girl and her gay best friend fall for the same guy in the film adaptation of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's novel.
Go behind-the-scenes with—and experience the Drama of—a high school band in Lauren Morrill’s The Trouble With Destiny.
Being a pop star ain't easy, but falling in love with this movie sure is.
A playlist full of the covers that -- dare we say it? -- are even better than the originals.
This month's mixtape is throwing it back to our teenage years!
Ava Dellaira's love letters might be to the dead, but they pulsate with the rhythm of genuine heart.
A playlist for when your normal walk simply won't do.
In Stephen Emond's Bright Lights, Dark Nights, does first love stand a chance amid escalating racial tensions?
Sarvenaz Tash takes us back to the original Woodstock concert, for a Three Day Summer.
Because summer days are just meant for doing nothing but lying around and listening to music, you know?
Miranda Kenneally's latest novel will have you singing its praises.
In honor of the upcoming masterpiece Magic Mike XXL, we've cobbled together a playlist that Mike & company would be proud of.
Start warming up those vocal chords, because it's time to unleash your inner karaoke superstar!
From theme songs to tunes played in pivotal scenes, we're taking a cue from the boob tube.
Valentine's Day might be over, but memories of terrible exes linger. Join us in celebrating life without them!
Need an escape from the winter? Hit the road with Emery Lord's debut novel and let its hot romance warm you right up.
In her debut novel, I'm Glad I Did, acclaimed songwriter Cynthia Weil gives us a taste of what life was like for aspiring young female songwriters in the 1960s.
New year, new unicorns, and a new playlist to motivate you to stick with those pesky New Year's resolutions!
Michelle Falkoff’s Playlist for the Dead might involve the aftermath of a suicide, but it’s more about how people learn to come to terms with it than the why of it all.
Simmone Howell paints an achingly honest and delightfully off-kilter portrait of adolescence in Girl Defective.
Baby Patrick Fugit and everyone else in the entire world stars in this Y2K favorite.
Put on your dancing shoes, 'cause we're celebrating the 15th anniversary of 1999. Not the song. THE YEAR.
Tom Henderson is back, and Posh can't wait to rock her King Dork Reunion Tour t-shirt.
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski is def. worth the gamble.
The holidays are right around the corner, so here's a playlist for the fun (read: sexy) times once obligatory family time is over.
Would you like some deliciously spooky music? You would? Step into our parlor.
Jessie Ann Foley's The Carnival at Bray is a beautifully-done coming of age story set amongst the 90s grunge scene.
Introducing a new mixtape feature that lets Jennie and Mandy W. indulge in music talk!
Mandy C. needs your help creating The Ultimate Boy Band. You know, FOR SCIENCE.
Even when carried out with the greatest intentions, revolutions don’t always turn out like they're planned.
Attend a Scottish music festival—and watch two people fall in like—from the comfort of your own couch.
A teenage band unravels the mystery surrounding a famous (and dead) grunge rocker in Kevin Emerson's latest novel.
Mandy C. pays homage to the April FYA Book Club selection with an playlist of music from and inspired by Marjane Satrapi’s life.
Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons. A rock n' roll saga that goes to eleven.
This! is! a! doc!-u!-men!-tar!-y! that you're never gonna ever see unless it's on Netflix, so why not?
Mandy W. rocks out with Another Little Piece of My Heart, a retelling of Persuasion by Tracey Martin.
Mandy W. reviews the Time Between Us series by Tamara Ireland Stone. (Think The Time Traveller's Girlfriend.)
Brian reviews M. Scott Carter's The Immortal Von B., and strains his suspension of disbelief.
Leila Sales' new book makes Posh do the happy dance.
Posh pays homage to the August FYA Book Club selection with an '80s playlist perfect for celebrating love and nursing heartbreak.
Mandy C. says she wants a revolution, and Emma Trevayne’s CODA provides a pretty decent soundtrack.
Of one thing Jenny is certain: Hilary T. Smith's Wild Awake will make you feel.
Once again, Sara Zarr strikes the perfect emotional chord.
Erin reviews Jennifer Archer's The Shadow Girl and manages to review it without employing even one curse word, y'all! (Which was fucking difficult!)
A drinking game to complete your hipster concert experience!
For which Meghan would like to apologize in advance.
We celebrate FYA Book Club's June Selection, Ready Player One, with a mixtape and some videogame nostalgia!
Hilary Weisman Graham's Reunited is a tribute to friendship, road trips and the power of swimfandom.
Forever Young Adult Presents: the 2011 Christmas Mixtape
Forever Young Adult presents: a review of Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Smarty Pants Danielle's song about the latest Hunger Games casting
A review of Just Listen by the swoonmaster herself, Sarah Dessen.
Gayle Forman's Where She Went picks up three years after If I Stay, in which absence makes the swoon grow fonder.
Jenny reviews Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, in which two girls -- centuries apart -- search for Louis-Charles, the ill-fated dauphin of France.
Smarty Pants Alison pens a YAngelist anthem!
Antony John's Five Flavors of Dumb reconnects Erin with her carefree, rock-'n-roll self, SXSW Erin.
In celebration of Banned Books Week, Posh reviews of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Maggie Stiefvater's Lament (from the Books of Faerie) wasn't really memorable for Jenny.
Meagan Brothers' Debbie Harry Sings In French can call Meghan on the line, anytime, and any day or night.
Posh makes her dream schedule of young adult lit bands.
A comparison of the book and movie versions of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.
Meghan reviews If I Stay by Gayle Forman, a coma book that shockingly induced many tears.
Author Cecil Castellucci shows that Beige doesn't have to be boring.