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How To Handle Sad Endings

How To Handle Sad Endings

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Ask Ginni, our resident Literary Lady, anything you want to know about reading and relationships! She’ll comb the books and wrack her brains to help you out with your page-turning problems,...
More Books to Make You Cry For Days

More Books to Make You Cry For Days

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My public library just notified me that two recent YA insta-classics, Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars, are waiting for me on the hold shelf. I’m lining up tissue boxes, fluffing...
5 YA Books That Broke My Heart

5 YA Books That Broke My Heart

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Remember that scene in The NeverEnding Story when giant turtle Morla first appears, and in an attic far, far away, a little boy simply reading about Morla lets loose a mighty scream? That’s...
14 Characters Who Should Have Lived

14 Characters Who Should Have Lived

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Among Kurt Vonnegut’s oft-quoted tips for creative writing is this gem: “Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order...
Funny Books about Dying Teens

Funny Books about Dying Teens

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Cancer is no joke. Or so not one but two agents told me a few years ago, when I shared with them a book idea I’d been working on, a new young adult novel about a teenage girl whose mother...
The Heartbreaking YA Book All Parents Should Read

The Heartbreaking YA Book All Parents Should Read

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Last week, I headed to the bookstore to find a selection of children’s etiquette books. My mission was to write a roundup review of kid-friendly publications dealing with modern manners,...
Books To Read When You’re In The Mood To Cry For Days

Books To Read When You’re In The Mood To Cry For Days

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When I’m in the mood for a good cry, and greeting cards and Sarah MacLachlan ASPCA commercials aren’t scratching the itch, I know I can count on epic family sagas, Hemingway’s...