Get Your Book On!

Free Teen eSampler

Get Your Book On!

For Ages: 12 and up
Reading is always in, and this free teen e-sampler has something for everyone!

Featuring first chapter excerpts from:

Everlost by Neal Shusterman
Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Possession by Elana Johnson
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Clean by Amy Reed
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 112 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442445550 | 
  • July 2011 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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The Unwind Dystology

Neal Shusterman shares the secrets behind the New York Times bestselling Unwind Dystology.

More Books from this Author

The Complete Unwind Dystology
Chasing Forgiveness
Violent Ends
Island of Graves
Island of Legends
Island of Shipwrecks
The Dust Lands Trilogy
Raging Star
Rebel Heart
Blood Red Road
Most Likely to Succeed
Star Crossed
Perfect Couple
Biggest Flirts
Embers & Echoes
Over You
The Nest
The Boundless
The Silverwing Collection
Such Wicked Intent

About the Authors

Neal Shusterman
Photograph © Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at and

Lisa McMann
Photograph © Ryan Nicholson Photography

Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Check out Lisa's website at, learn more about The Unwanteds Series at, and be sure to say hi on Instagram or Twitter (@Lisa_McMann), or Facebook (

Moira Young
Photograph courtesy of the author

Moira Young

Moira Young is the author of the Dust Lands series. The first book, Blood Red Road, won the Costa Children’s Book Award, was a Cybils Award Winner for fantasy and science fiction, and was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Dust Lands continues with Rebel Heart, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and Raging Star. A native Canadian, Moira lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at

Elana Johnson
Photograph by Penny Welch

Elana Johnson

Elana Johnson wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to go, and have cool superpowers. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. She lives in central Utah where she spends her time with many students, one husband, and two kids. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @ElanaJ.

Jennifer Echols
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Jennifer Echols

Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. Her nine romantic novels for young adults have been published in seven languages and have won the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award, the Write Touch Readers’ Award, the Beacon, and the Booksellers’ Best Award. Her novel Going Too Far was a finalist in the RITA and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son. Visit her at

Karsten Knight
Photograph (c) Karsten Knight

Karsten Knight

Karsten Knight has been writing since the age of six, when he completed his first masterpiece: a picture book series about an adventurous worm. In the two decades that have followed, Karsten has worked as a proofreader, a bookseller, and a college admissions counselor before he finally decided that his true calling was to be a volcano goddess biographer. He lives in Boston, and for more information or to watch his video blog, visit

Amy Reed
Photo by Erika Hart

Amy Reed

Amy Reed is the author of Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, and Over You. Originally from the Seattle area, she now lives and writes in Oakland, California. To learn more, visit her at

Kenneth Oppel
Photograph © Jim Gillett

Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, and The Boundless. Born on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at