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6 Times Gamers Ruled the YA World

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6 Times Gamers Ruled the YA World

Like a good book, a good video game has the ability to suck you in and transport you to new worlds. Before you know it, days have passed, the soda cans...

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5 YA Reads for New Fans of The DUFF

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5 YA Reads for New Fans of The DUFF

Sometimes it takes an insightful librarian, an enthusiastic bookseller, or the perfect blog post to sell a book and create a new YA reader. Other times,...
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, and 9 More Diary-Style YAs We Love

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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, and 9 More Diary-Style YAs We Love

This year’s Morris Award Winner (celebrating debut YA books) was the poignant, hilarious Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, by Isabel Quintero. In diary...
7 Morally Complex Works of YA Fiction You Shouldn’t Miss

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7 Morally Complex Works of YA Fiction You Shouldn’t Miss

Pushing back against the misconception that YA lacks moral complexity (or lacks anything, for that matter—YA’s house has infinite rooms) is like...

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5 Peter Pan Retellings We Love

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5 Peter Pan Retellings We Love

Like every other good person ever, I’ve adored Peter Pan ever since I read Peter and Wendy. But when I stumbled across the live-action Peter Pan at...

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In Honor of This One Summer, 6 More Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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In Honor of This One Summer, 6 More Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Did you hear the news? This One Summer just became the first graphic novel ever to win the Caldecott Medal, and the second to win the Printz. If you...
6 Girl-Powered YAs on the Ways Music Can Change Your Life

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6 Girl-Powered YAs on the Ways Music Can Change Your Life

No, YOU can’t stop talking about Sleater-Kinney’s comeback. A decade after pre-hiatus album The Woods, the three musicians who took any and...
5 True Crime YAs We Love

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5 True Crime YAs We Love

Calling all memoir, YA, and true crime fans: having trouble deciding what to read next? Why not try a book combining the best aspects of each? Nonfiction...
5 Books to Read after Falling for I’ll Give You the Sun

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5 Books to Read after Falling for I’ll Give You the Sun

Today Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun became 2015’s Printz Award winner. Nelson’s gorgeous sophomore novel is about twins...
Two Mashup Fairy-Tale Series You Have to Read

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Two Mashup Fairy-Tale Series You Have to Read

Sarah Cross’s Beau Rivage series and Alethea Kontis’s Woodcutter Sisters series are like Rose Red and Rose White, two dark and light...

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8 Great YAs that Went Under the Radar in 2014

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8 Great YAs that Went Under the Radar in 2014

It’s an overwhelming and amazing thing, how many great young adult lit books come out every year, but it also means no one can possibly get to all of...

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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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