Essay & Project Topics

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!

Curse Workers Series by Holly Black Essay & Project Ideas

A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton Essay & Project Ideas

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Essay & Project Ideas

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel Essay & Project Topics

Fateful by Claudia Gray Essay & Project Topics

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce Essay & Project Topics

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler Essay & Project Topics

Hourglass by Myra McEntire Essay & Project Topics

Divergent by Veronica Roth Essay & Project Topics

Wither by Lauren DeStefano Essay & Project Topics

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen classroom ideas

The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting Essay & Project Topics

Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg Essay & Project Topics

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick essay topics

Essay & Project Topics: Where are all the parents in YA lit?

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – imagery project

Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley Essay & Project Topics

Sea by Heidi R. Kling Essay & Project Topics

Clockwork Angel by Cassie Clare Essay & Project Topics

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel Essay & Project Topics

Annexed by Sharon Dogar Discussion Guide & Essay Prompts

Click here for creative writing prompts.

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.

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