Young adult fiction, as we have heard and heard and heard, has become the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry, roping in readers of all ages. The books on this list are not necessarily the bestselling books of the year. They are simply good books. Most, at base, are simply highly satisfying realistic novels that describes the world as seen through the eyes of persons who happen to be somewhere between the ages of 12 and 18. – By Amy Benfer, for The Barnes & Noble Review
Syracuse University head coach Jim Boeheim is expected to address accusations that his assistant, Bernie Fine, molested three boys.
Bernie Fine, assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, was fired Sunday. Bernie Fine denied the allegations. Syracuse is the third US college facing a child abuse scandal.