Teenagers Book Highlights: Patrick Ness Takes on Death and Teenage Pain in New Book By Bonnie North & Stephanie Lecci • Dec 9, 2013 Patrick ness Listen Listening... / 14:33 Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews writer Patrick Ness. In his latest novel, More Than This, writer Patrick Ness takes on death, a mature topic to be sure. But interestingly, he's written this book for young adult readers. Think Getting into College is Hard? Novel's 'Testing' is Downright Brutal By Eleanor Peterson & Stephanie Lecci • Aug 13, 2013 Joelle Charbonneau Listen Listening... / 14:41 Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews dystopian young adult fiction writer Joelle Charbonneau. Today’s ACT and SAT exams can be brutal, but in author Joelle Charbonneau's new book, some college admission tests are even lethal.