Activism Readalikes

Trend:  Activism     Description:  Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society. Readalikes for Teens Appeals: Social Justice, Taking a Stand, Making a Difference, Seeing that Teens can have a voice Readalikes Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu  Amazon’s Description:  An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from … Continue reading Activism Readalikes

Supernatural Readalikes

TV Show:  Supernatural     Description:  Two brothers follow their father’s footsteps as “hunters”, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. Readalikes for Teens Appeals: Supernatural, Fighting, Action, Adventure, Friendship Readalikes Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds  Amazon’s Description:  Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, … Continue reading Supernatural Readalikes

Taylor Swift Readalikes

Taylor Swift    Wikipedia‘s Description:  Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the world’s leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage Readalikes for Teens Appeals: Realistic, Romance, Girl-power    By Your Side by Kasie West  Amazon‘s Description:  When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could … Continue reading Taylor Swift Readalikes

Royal Romance Readalikes

Royal Romance Hype  Readalikes For Teens Summary: The Royals (especially British) are all the rage between Wills and Kate having kids, and Harry and Meghan – we can’t get enough! This post isn’t about the serious biographies or royal info (check out The Crown post for that). This is all about wish-fulfillment, and crazy royals setups.  Main appeal: Romance, Wish-fulfillment, Royal, British, Setting-focused Readalikes:  Heir … Continue reading Royal Romance Readalikes

The Crown Readalikes

TV Shows: The Crown Readalikes for Teens and Adults  Wikipedia’s Description: Based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of … Continue reading The Crown Readalikes

Making a Murderer Readalikes

TV Show: Making a Murderer  Readalikes For Teens and Adults Wikipedia’s Description: Exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery filed suit against Manitowoc County, Wis., and several individuals involved with his arrest. Shortly after, however, Avery found himself behind bars again, this time accused of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. She was last seen … Continue reading Making a Murderer Readalikes

Hamilton Readalikes

Musical: Hamilton  Readalikes For Teens  Wikipedia’s Description: Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Main appeal: Historical, Inspiring, Musical, Character-driven Readalikes:  Hamilton by Ron Chernow Amazon’s Description: Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more … Continue reading Hamilton Readalikes