This is where you’ll find ideas for essays, projects, etc. featuring Young Adult books or books appropriate for teen readers. We want to spark your creativity, and help you put together a rockin’ report for your class! See our Classroom Ideas for even more options.
Topics are listed alphabetically by book title:
- A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton
- Annexed by Sharon Dogar
- The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting
- The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
- Clockwork Angel by Cassie Clare
- Curse Workers Series by Holly Black
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Fateful by Claudia Gray
- Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin
- Hourglass by Myra McEntire
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
- Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Poison by Bridget Zinn
- The Program by Suzanne Young
- Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
- The Revenant by Sonia Gensler
- Sea by Heidi R. Kling
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett
- Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
- Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin
- Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Generic Essay & Project Ideas for YA lit:
Need help citing sources?
It’s important to give credit where credit is due, and that starts with proper documentation of your sources — where you get your information. There are several different styles of citation, and your teacher will probably tell you which one to use.
This site, compiled by Long Island University (see, we cited our source!), lists the major citation styles and gives examples of each.
Remember, failure to cite sources is called plagiarism (boo, hiss!) and it has serious consequences.