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Thank You, Ned Vizzini

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Thank You, Ned Vizzini

I wish I could remember what led me to It’s Kind of a Funny Story. I desperately want to share the meet-cute origin story of my love affair with this...
11 of Our Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Reads of 2017

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11 of Our Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Reads of 2017

The last few months of 2016 left most of us reeling—and 2017 is shaping up to be a doozy, too. Now more than ever, we need diverse books. Specifically,...
10 of Our Most Anticipated Indie YAs of 2017

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10 of Our Most Anticipated Indie YAs of 2017

Young adult books from independent publishers are always among the most exciting, because they often come with so much more freedom to push boundaries and...
New Releases: Fire and Ice, Dangerous Music, and a Fatal Kiss

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New Releases: Fire and Ice, Dangerous Music, and a Fatal Kiss

Frostblood, by Elly Blake As one of the few remaining firebloods in a world ruled by frost, Ruby lives in semi-isolation with her mother, concealing her...
24 of Our Most Anticipated Sequels of 2017

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24 of Our Most Anticipated Sequels of 2017

You have been so good and patient all year waiting for the next installments of your favorite series to release, and it’s finally here! Or it’s...
15 Teen Readers on the Last Book They Loved: Dark Queens, Other Earths, and Time Travel

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15 Teen Readers on the Last Book They Loved: Dark Queens, Other Earths, and Time Travel

Meet the Young Adults, the B&N Teen Blog’s swat team of awesome teenaged bloggers. YA literature is a strange and wonderful landscape of books...
10 of Our Most Anticipated YA Thrillers of 2017

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10 of Our Most Anticipated YA Thrillers of 2017

The best thrillers are made to be sucked down in a night, no matter their page count. I love an engrossing fantasy epic, a heart-tugging contemporary, a...
14 Authors Discuss Gentrification, Divorce, and More in January’s YA Open Mic

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14 Authors Discuss Gentrification, Divorce, and More in January’s YA Open Mic

YA Open Mic is a monthly series in which YA authors share personal stories on topics of their choice. The aim of the series is to peel away the formality...
5 Ways Louise Gornall’s Under Rose-Tainted Skies will Wreck Your Soul

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5 Ways Louise Gornall’s Under Rose-Tainted Skies will Wreck Your Soul

2017 is going to be a stellar year for YA books if Louise Gornall’s Under Rose-Tainted Skies, released yesterday, is any indication. This often...
Freeks Author Amanda Hocking Talks World-Building, Kissing Scenes and More with The Star-Touched Queen Author Roshani Chokshi

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Freeks Author Amanda Hocking Talks World-Building, Kissing Scenes and More with The Star-Touched Queen Author Roshani Chokshi

Today Amanda Hocking’s latest novel, Freeks, hits the shelves. Hocking is the mega-prolific author of books including the Kanin Chronicles and the...
New Releases: Warrior Girls, Camus, and a Life up for Auction

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New Releases: Warrior Girls, Camus, and a Life up for Auction

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, by Chelsea Sedoti Hawthorn is a misfit girl whose imagination leads her down some wild paths—but now, it just might...
23 of Our Most Anticipated January YA Books

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23 of Our Most Anticipated January YA Books

Did you think you’d take a quick reading break after rushing to discover all the literary wonders you wanted to get to before the end of 2016? You...

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