YA

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up

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Reading Francesca Zappia’s debut, Made You Up, inspires a whole lot of feelings, but the awareness that it’s a first novel isn’t one of them. Made You Up is a gorgeous, funny,...
Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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Maggie Stiefvater is the best-selling author of books including the Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and the thrilling, mind-bending Raven Cycle, continuing next week with third...
We Love These YA Books Set in the Country-Music World

We Love These YA Books Set in the Country-Music World

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As a New York City girl, I didn’t exactly grow up on Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline. But every now and again, I read a great YA book that makes me wish I had. Whether it’s the southern...
An Interview with YA Author A.S. King

An Interview with YA Author A.S. King

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Despite the questioning nature of the name “A.S. King,” the author’s evocative, unique, magical-realism-inflected works are often the answer—whether you’re looking...
Belzhar and More of Our Favorite Boarding-School Novels

Belzhar and More of Our Favorite Boarding-School Novels

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Is there any teen out there who doesn’t occasionally fantasize about being sent off to school far, far away from their parents? Sure, there are rules and teachers and things, but a...
Exclusive Cover Reveal: Joy Preble’s Finding Paris

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Joy Preble’s Finding Paris

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Joy Preble’s previous young adult novels include a fantasy series (Dreaming Anastasia) and a guardian angel duet (The Sweet Dead Life and The A-Word). Her first contemporary YA...
Meg Wolitzer’s YA Debut, Belzhar, Turns Grief Into A Special Realm

Meg Wolitzer’s YA Debut, Belzhar, Turns Grief Into A Special Realm

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Who isn’t emotionally fragile at some point in their teen years? And who doesn’t long to be picked out of the crowd, recognized as someone special, either because of the heightened...
YA Romance Across Segregationist Lines: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

YA Romance Across Segregationist Lines: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

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Segregation and the battle for civil rights is a fundamental part of American history, showing our nation’s people at both our ugliest and our most inspiring. Lies We Tell Ourselves, a...
8 Essential Elements of a Juicy YA Love Triangle

8 Essential Elements of a Juicy YA Love Triangle

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Rebecca Serle’s Famous in Love (out next month) is a deliciously meta YA novel: aspiring actress Paige Townsen lands her dream breakout movie role as the lead in an adaptation of Locked,...
Return to Fear Street: R.L. Stine’s Party Games By the Numbers

Return to Fear Street: R.L. Stine’s Party Games By the Numbers

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Grab a box of Cheez-Its and climb into your blanket fort: we’re all going back to Fear Street! This Tuesday, R.L. Stine is resurrecting the long-running series (1989–2005) that put dead...