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Melissa is the founding editor of the B&N Teen Blog and an editor at B&N Reads. She reads books, worries about strangers' dogs (they look thirsty), and gets mad at people who block the escalator. You can find her on Twitter @mimi_albert.

Great 2014 YAs Featuring Characters with Disabilities

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Great 2014 YAs Featuring Characters with Disabilities

In the books below—some of 2014’s most exciting YAs featuring characters with disabilities—seven authors remind us there’s no such thing as...

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Gryffindor Pride, Feminist YA, and E. Lockhart’s Epic Burn

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Gryffindor Pride, Feminist YA, and E. Lockhart’s Epic Burn

Book Riot’s named 2015 the year of the feminist YA novel, backing up their thesis with such get-on-my-bookshelves-now 2015 picks as Courtney...

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13 Daily Prophet Listicles We Want to Read

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13 Daily Prophet Listicles We Want to Read

When Harry Potter picks up The Daily Prophet, we know he turns right to his wife’s Quidditch reports. Hermione reads the latest ministry news first...

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Some Young Adult Suggestions for Time’s “Young Adult” List

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Some Young Adult Suggestions for Time’s “Young Adult” List

Earlier this month, Time released a list of The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, which was less, well, young adult than you might expect. While it...

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New Book Roundup: Psychic Powers, Intersexuality, and the (Super Creepy) Boy Next Door

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New Book Roundup: Psychic Powers, Intersexuality, and the (Super Creepy) Boy Next Door

This week’s most anticipated YA releases include an outsiders’ love story, a hair-raising thriller, and a cautionary tale against heading into...

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Girl Scout Cookies, Sexy Villains, and Dreadful Draco

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Girl Scout Cookies, Sexy Villains, and Dreadful Draco

Here’s what we’ve been reading this week (when we haven’t been reading the week’s most exciting new releases). Who among us hasn’t longed to...
What to Read Next if You Loved We Were Liars

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What to Read Next if You Loved We Were Liars

The problem with writing about books for Liars fans is you don’t dare say too much about them (and those already initiated into the cult of We...
New Book Roundup: Double Lives, Terrible Gifts, and Boys in Glass Coffins

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New Book Roundup: Double Lives, Terrible Gifts, and Boys in Glass Coffins

This week’s most exciting releases include a jet-setting debut, a complicated runaway story, and a new fantasy from a master teller of fairy...

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Fairy Tales, Makeout Scenes, and Ayn Rand Goes to Sweet Valley

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Fairy Tales, Makeout Scenes, and Ayn Rand Goes to Sweet Valley

This week, all of the bookish internet shook off the holiday cobwebs/deeply embedded cookie crumbs and started churning out loads of YA-flavored...
New Book Roundup: Mind Trips, Burn Books, and the End of the World

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New Book Roundup: Mind Trips, Burn Books, and the End of the World

Clear your schedule and lock your doors: we’re about to explode your must-read list. This week’s most exciting books include mind-bending...
What to Read Next if You Loved Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl

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What to Read Next if You Loved Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl

With news that Rainbow Rowell’s next YA novel will be Carry On, a fantasy novel based on the fanfic epic embedded in last year’s...

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