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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 Amazing #OwnVoices Reads from 2016

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10 Amazing #OwnVoices Reads from 2016

Now more than ever, our country—especially our youth—needs diverse voices. And this year, thanks to grassroots efforts by groups like We Need Diverse...
5 of Our Favorite 2016 Sophomore Novels

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5 of Our Favorite 2016 Sophomore Novels

For writers, nothing quite beats the high of completing your first book—and there’s a lot of talk about the second one being the most difficult....
12 Teens Share Their Favorite YA Books of 2016

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12 Teens Share Their Favorite YA Books of 2016

Every month, our awesome team of teenaged bloggers talks about the best YA books they’ve read lately, sharing a diverse range of books written for...
10 Books to Gift Yourself This Holiday Season

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10 Books to Gift Yourself This Holiday Season

Hundreds, if not thousands, of incredible YA books are released each year, which means we can’t possibly read every book we want to, even if we...
6 YA Reads With Villainous Leads Who Will Rock Your World

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6 YA Reads With Villainous Leads Who Will Rock Your World

If you read (or write!) YA, I’m sure by now you’re sick of hearing about “likable characters.” Because usually the requirement is explicitly...
5 YA Books in Which Art Saves Lives

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5 YA Books in Which Art Saves Lives

One of the most powerful and affirming things about humans is our capacity to create art—works created not for an express functional purpose, but for...
15 Teen Readers Share the Last YA Book They Loved

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15 Teen Readers Share the Last YA Book They Loved

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...
7 Must-Read Non-U.S. YA Books of 2016

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7 Must-Read Non-U.S. YA Books of 2016

The YA landscape is so rich and varied and awesome right now, and it’s not just a U.S. thing. Music festivals, monsters, psychopaths, revolutions, and...
7 YA Fantasies Unlike Anything Else on the Shelf

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7 YA Fantasies Unlike Anything Else on the Shelf

I’m addicted to YA fantasy books that tweak the tropes (or ignore them altogether), that mess with old tales till they’re utterly new, that...
6 YA Books You Need to Read More than Once

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6 YA Books You Need to Read More than Once

Some books you have to read more than once to fully appreciate. Maybe there was a plot twist you didn’t fully grasp, maybe you’re in a...
Coming Out Is Complicated In These YA Books

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Coming Out Is Complicated In These YA Books

Every year on October 11 we celebrate National Coming Out Day, a 28-year-old holiday that encourages LGBTQ+ people to come out to their loved ones. Last...

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