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By Teens, For Teens - Lock the Doors & All the Bright Places


Welcome back to another "By Teens, For Teens" post! This week we have two read-alikes lists created by VolunTEEN Diya, age 15. Do you enjoy psychological thrillers? Something dark and twisty? Then Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph is for you! And, if you enjoy Lock the Doors, then check out the other books on Diya's read-alikes list. More in the mood for something moody and dramatic? Like books that make you just a little bit sad? Then All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven or other books on this read-alikes list are just the ticket. ...

By Teens, For Teens - Rebecca & One Piece


This week for our By Teens, For Teens blog post, we have two VolunTEENs who submitted reviews for you. Isabelle R., age 16 reviews the gothic classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  Then, for a complete change of pace, Jaden L., age 14 reviews the manga series One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This book is a gothic mix of romance and thriller, coupling beautiful language with a familiar and intriguing plotline — the secret life of the aristocracy. The...

By Teens, For Teens - The Fault in Our Stars & Paper Towns


Are you a John Green fan? He certainly has a big following! Well if you are one of those readers who can't get enough of Green, check out these read-alikes lists created by VolunTEEN Diya, age 15. The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns are two of Green's most beloved novels and Diya has found some books that will give you all the feels, just like these two favs. Read-Alikes List: If I Stay by Gayle Forman Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta The Beginning of Everything by Robyn...