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A Wild New Fairy Tale Breaks Down The Barrier Between Good And Evil

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts

http://huffingtonpost.tumblr.com/post/146713268745/new-leaf-with-huffpost-editor-maddie-crum-features Before the earwormy Disney hit “Frozen...

Should We Censor What Teens Read?

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 06.09.2016 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

I was walking back from my high school's audio-visual room with my English 9 students. We were all carrying our new class book, a memoir titled The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Q&A with Author Molly Ringle on Writing and Her Persephone/Hades 'Greek God Fan-Fiction'

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Pam Stucky

There are some people who were born to write, and author Molly Ringle is one of them. When I see her approach to writing and the way she writes, or he...

Michael Vance Gurley on Publishing His Historical Gay Hockey Novel

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Michael Vance Gurley when he won our Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books) in Anderson's Bookshop (one of our favorite bookstores...

Reviewing Away Running

Timothy Braun | Posted 05.05.2016 | Books
Timothy Braun

This book has fire behind the words that sneak up and burn you down when you least expect it. Away Running is complicated and thought provoking, a book of physical untamed words.

Art Girls, Brooklyn, Camp and JonBenét Ramsey

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.16.2016 | Books
Courtney M. Soliday

Jake Fogelnest's memorabilia tweets make me self conscious about not having tangible media (because Audible). I've started buying books. I just finis...

The Struggle Is So Real In Hilariously Retitled Vintage Paperbacks

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts

$6 #books pic.twitter.com/E4RjLKDEPC— Paperback Paradise (@paprbckparadise) March 14, 2016 No piece of art more effectively captures what lie...

The Gay Young Adult Novel You've Been Waiting For Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Award-winning novelist Tim Federle makes his first foray into young adult fiction with The Great American Whatever, and it's every bit worth the wait....

Five Young Adult Novels You Need to Read in the First Half of 2016

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 03.10.2016 | Books
Lelia Nebeker

Working in an independent bookstore, our mantra is, "So many books, so little time." I took the liberty of sharing five standout titles that have been or will be released in the first half of this year that you absolutely need to read.

5 Things All Louise Rennison Fans Know To Be True

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts

I remember wanting to hide the first Georgia Nicolson book from my parents. I was in middle school, and the neon green paperback blared the words thon...

Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with Novelist, Ashley Hope Pérez

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

This novel is as stunning as it is truthful, a narrative shaped by history and love that honestly explores racism, abuse and a young woman's tenacity to fashion a life on her own terms. Pérez has contributed an important, meticulously crafted book to young adult literature.

5th Wave Author Says His Book Is Better Than The Hunger Games

Quora | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

It's better! Just kidding. All three series star a young female protagonist struggling against nearly impossible odds. That's about where the similarities end. Total disclosure here: I read THG only after I finished the first 5th Wave book and I still haven't gotten around to Divergent.

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.

Meet Jake Marcionette, the Youngest New York Times-Bestselling Author

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Xaque Gruber

When he was twelve years old, Florida-based Jake Marcionette released his debut book, Just Jake, a loosely autobiographical, laugh-out-loud comedy adventure.

Fake Friends, Fake Boys, Fake Love: "Identity Crisis" Exposes Online Fakers

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Sue Scheff

When you read this book, you can actually feel the hurt that both girls are experiencing. Afterwards, you will come away with a new sense of empathy -- and want to be sure that no one ever does this to someone you love.

Booksplosion: The YouTube Trio You Need on Your Radar

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.22.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

It's no secret YouTube basically rules the world these days. So much so, its become one of the most popular places readers go for young adult book recommendations.

38 Best First Lines in Novels (YA Edition)

Mary Jane Hathaway | Posted 12.18.2015 | Books
Mary Jane Hathaway

All great authors know that a killer first line is almost more important than the first few pages, and authors put in hours of work just to get the right sentence on paper.

Best Teen Romances of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
Kirkus

Originally published on Kirkus. For a full list of the Best Teen Books of 2015, click here....

Top 10 YA Books of 2015

Lisa Parkin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Books inspire us and thrill us, move us and change us. Below are some of the young adult books that did all those things and more in 2015. Writing a ...

'The Last September': A Conversation with Nina de Gramont

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Last September by Nina de Gramont traces the aftermath of a murder in Cape Cod through the point of view of the recent widow, Brett.

Adolescent Maneuvering of Loss and Grief

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel is an exquisite debut novel about a father/daughter river trip gone horribly wrong. Classified as young adult due to the age of the protagonist, this book is entirely relevant for readers of all ages.

5 Exciting YA Book Trends to Look for in 2016

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Are you ready to discover the newest YA titles coming to a bookstore (or e-reader) near you in 2016?

YA Virtual Book Clubs Are on the Rise, and Here's Why You Should Join One Too!

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.

Pretending to Dance: A Conversation With Diane Chamberlain

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly Arnette, the protagonist in Diane Chamberlain's beautiful woven novel, Pretending to Dance, left Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and all of her family behind for good.

Leigh Bardugo Talks Six of Crows, Heist Movies and Skinny Dipping

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.