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If You Liked “The Hunger Games”…

If You Liked “The Hunger Games”… | YAFic | Scoop.it

"The staff of the Teen Zone has compiled a list to help you find your next favorite book, whether you loved The Hunger Games for the action and adventure, the love triangle, or the dystopian elements."
Excellent use of RA concepts to produce a flow chart of well chosen reading suggestions. You can a also download it as a pdf: http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DYSTOPIANFLOWCHART.pdf


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Mark Twain's Famous Outcasts Float Through Three Centuries

Mark Twain's Famous Outcasts Float Through Three Centuries | YAFic | Scoop.it
Huck Finn and his friend Jim float down the Mississippi through the Jim Crow South and Hurricane Katrina in a new book called The Boy and his Winter. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Norman Lock.
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The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud

The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud | YAFic | Scoop.it
This is the first installment in The Bartimaeus Trilogy. The story focuses on young Nathaniel, a magician’s apprentice beginning his training in the art of magic.
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Novel Notions: Mean Girls in Young Adult Fiction - D. S. McKnight

Novel Notions: Mean Girls in Young Adult Fiction - D. S. McKnight | YAFic | Scoop.it
There are people who would prefer that the stereotypical mean girl, who so often appears in young adult fiction, would go the way of the dodo bird. But why? Literature is sprinkled with femme fatale characters who use their ...
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Young Adult: for the not so young too? - Foyles

Young Adult: for the not so young too? - Foyles | YAFic | Scoop.it
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Young Adult: for the not so young too?
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Many readers dismiss Young Adult (YA) fiction as childish and undemanding, but the market amongst adult readers is growing rapidly.
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5 Books With Girl Muscle: Strong Female Leads In Youth Literature

5 Books With Girl Muscle: Strong Female Leads In Youth Literature | YAFic | Scoop.it
Here are just a few young adult books with strong female leads for that child or teen with no interest in checking 'Twilight' out of the library this year, but still looking for a female protagonist.
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2013 Granite Book Award Winners: Young Adult Fiction | Granite ...

2013 Granite Book Award Winners: Young Adult Fiction | Granite ... | YAFic | Scoop.it
The 2013 Granite Book Awards Winners for Young Adult Fiction (roughly grades 9-12) Based on the votes of students, teachers, and other community members in Granite School District. Visit our Granite Book Awards page for ...
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Backstage: Directors turn to teen fiction for inspiration - The Independent

Backstage: Directors turn to teen fiction for inspiration - The Independent | YAFic | Scoop.it
The Independent Backstage: Directors turn to teen fiction for inspiration The Independent Academy Award-winning film director Kevin Macdonald has attacked literary fiction for being too “dull” and self-involved and says Young Adult fiction provides...
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Persnickety Snark: Let's not use the word 'appropriate'

I wrote this over a year ago as an opinion piece for my work, The Centre for Youth Literature. It is sadly still applicable as the majority of media coverage with regards to youth literature is a narrow minded diatribe on teens ...
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Rowling Has Regrets About Characters' Relationships And Causes World To ... - The Mary Sue

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Rowling Has Regrets About Characters' Relationships And Causes World To ...
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I was actually EXPECTING to see Harry and Hermione end up together – that's the kind of trite predictability young adult fiction has spit out to kids.
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A New Quick-Cut Trailer For 'Divergent' Arrives - Science Fiction

A New Quick-Cut Trailer For 'Divergent' Arrives - Science Fiction | YAFic | Scoop.it
Science Fiction A New Quick-Cut Trailer For 'Divergent' Arrives Science Fiction 'Divergent' the dystopian sci-fi thriller based on Veronica Roth's best-selling YA novel trilogy doesn't arrive until March 21st, but Summit Entertainment doesn't seem...
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Total Teen Fiction: January's Book of the Month!

Total Teen Fiction: January's Book of the Month! | YAFic | Scoop.it
Each month I look back on the books I've reviewed and pick a favourite to award the title of Book of the Month. So without further ado, my book of the month for January is... Red by Alison Cherry! I loved the idea of this one ...
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The "Meet" Market: YA X-Meets-Y Pitches of Note, Part One

The "Meet" Market: YA X-Meets-Y Pitches of Note, Part One | YAFic | Scoop.it
I'm not a huge fan of pitches in the vein of x meets y. I find they don't often make a lot of sense, and if I'm not familiar with either or both of the titles being called out, the description is meaningless to me.
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January Debut YA Novels

January Debut YA Novels | YAFic | Scoop.it
A new year means it's time for a whole new round of debut authors and voices to read.
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Kendall And Kylie's YA Book Is So Close We Can Smell The Dystopia - Emag.co.uk

Kendall And Kylie's YA Book Is So Close We Can Smell The Dystopia - Emag.co.uk | YAFic | Scoop.it
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Kendall And Kylie's YA Book Is So Close We Can Smell The Dystopia
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YA fans: The moment you've been waiting for is finally here.
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Young adult fiction picks for everyone | The Daily Circuit Blog ...

Young adult fiction picks for everyone | The Daily Circuit Blog ... | YAFic | Scoop.it
Young adult fiction is not just read by teens. From The Hunger Games to The Fault in Our Stars, the genre has grabbed the hearts of many adults, including Kerri's. She came upon a list of recommendations on Flavorwire- 15 ...
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If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First

If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First | YAFic | Scoop.it
Grown-ups might not "get it," but subjects like bugs and poop can make history lessons a little more palatable for middle schoolers. Author Sarah Albee says she writes books for her inner 12-year-old.
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Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' | YAFic | Scoop.it
Also: J.K. Rowling says her mother never knew about Harry Potter, and George R.R. Martin on drones.
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David Walliams picture book up for Booktrust prize - BBC News

David Walliams picture book up for Booktrust prize - BBC News | YAFic | Scoop.it
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David Walliams picture book up for Booktrust prize
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Teen fiction author Louise Rennison and Made in Chelsea cast member Andy Jordan also helped finalise the titles up for this year's prizes.
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Door Stop Novels: Young Adult Fiction: Legend by Marie Lu

Door Stop Novels: Young Adult Fiction: Legend by Marie Lu | YAFic | Scoop.it
I have been itching to do another young adult series ever since I covered The Hunger Games two years ago. So I've decided to read the entire Legend series by Marie Lu and post about it over the next three weeks.
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Final Trailer For 'Divergent' Released - Science Fiction

Final Trailer For 'Divergent' Released - Science Fiction | YAFic | Scoop.it
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Final Trailer For 'Divergent' Released
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Now, Summit Entertainment's next big young adult franchise has joined the party by premiering a trailer online as well.
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Hardcover to Paperback: Six YA Redesigns to Consider

Hardcover to Paperback: Six YA Redesigns to Consider | YAFic | Scoop.it
Cover redesigns are maybe my favorite thing to think about. Obviously, I like to blog about them since I think I do one of these about once a month. Let's call today's installment cover redesigns with a bit of a twist.
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Book review: Chase away the winter blues with Macmillan Children's Books - Lancashire Evening Post

Book review: Chase away the winter blues with Macmillan Children's Books - Lancashire Evening Post | YAFic | Scoop.it
Lancashire Evening Post Book review: Chase away the winter blues with Macmillan Children's Books Lancashire Evening Post Eve is a powerful new voice in teen fiction and this creative and compelling thriller, with its strong cast of characters,...
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Best Selling Young Adult Books | February 2014 : The Childrens ...

Best Selling Young Adult Books | February 2014 : The Childrens ... | YAFic | Scoop.it
Our top books for teens & the best selling young adult books as listed by The New York Times, features titles from John Green. YA books are as popular as ever!
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The Quest for Great Graphic Novels

The Quest for Great Graphic Novels | YAFic | Scoop.it
We love comics and graphic novels. They have a bilingual strength, using both visual and textual literacy.
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Reality TV and Documentaries: A YA Book List

Reality TV and Documentaries: A YA Book List | YAFic | Scoop.it
I teased about reality television being a microtrend last summer, but there are even more books that have a significant aspect to them relating to reality TV coming out this year.
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