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33 of October’s Best YA Reads

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33 of October’s Best YA Reads

October is such a delicious reading month, because you just know so many of these books were meant to consumed with apple cider, trick-or-treating, and...
Our Most Anticipated Historical Fiction for the Second Half of 2019

2019 previews

Our Most Anticipated Historical Fiction for the Second Half of 2019

Historical fiction is one of YA’s most underappreciated genres, as anyone who’s tried to research exactly how characters would’ve...
The Downstairs Girl Author Stacey Lee on Must-Read Historical Fiction

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The Downstairs Girl Author Stacey Lee on Must-Read Historical Fiction

Perhaps the toughest genre for even the most seasoned writer to explore is historical fiction. When done right, it’s intensely complex and...
6 Historical YA Novels in Which #ShePersisted

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6 Historical YA Novels in Which #ShePersisted

Feminist YA is one of my absolute favorite categories, so much so that I wrote my senior thesis in college about it. And while a lot of the focus on...
14 Teen Readers Share the Last Book They Loved: Heartbreak, Elemental Magic, and Second First Impressions

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14 Teen Readers Share the Last Book They Loved: Heartbreak, Elemental Magic, and Second First Impressions

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...
The Best Young Adult Books of 2016

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The Best Young Adult Books of 2016

It’s the happiest, hardest day in the bookish calendar, when all the past year’s most glorious reads are winnowed down into a list of the best...
Ruta Sepetys Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Salt to the Sea

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Ruta Sepetys Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Salt to the Sea

Last month, we fell in love with Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys’ historical novel about four young people whose fates converge aboard a doomed German...
16 YA Authors Discuss Eating Disorders, Family, and More in February’s YA Open Mic

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16 YA Authors Discuss Eating Disorders, Family, and More in February’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, above all, is to peel away the...
New Releases: Vengeful Girls, Scavenger Boys, and a New Kind of Neverland

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New Releases: Vengeful Girls, Scavenger Boys, and a New Kind of Neverland

Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys Master historical fiction writer Sepetys returns to World War II for the first time since Between Shades of Gray....
30 of Our Most Anticipated February YA Books

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30 of Our Most Anticipated February YA Books

February is the kind of month that makes a YA lover skip their own birthday party/doctor’s appointment/dog’s wedding in order to have more...
Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea Is a Turbulent, Beautiful Journey

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Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea Is a Turbulent, Beautiful Journey

A pro tip, before you read Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea: Don’t read the Wikipedia page for the Wilhelm Gustloff. That is, unless you enjoy...
14 of Our Most Anticipated Historical Fiction YAs of 2016

2016 previews

14 of Our Most Anticipated Historical Fiction YAs of 2016

This year’s crop of give-me-now historical fiction includes the second release from one of our favorite debut novelists of 2015, a heroine-heavy...

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