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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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Winners 2014 - CBCA

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The Book of the Year award winners have been announced!

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The best in young adult fiction: Three books to check out now - The Globe and Mail

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The best in young adult fiction: Three books to check out now
The Globe and Mail
Clod Iremonger, living in an alternate London in a grand mansion called Heap House, is part of a family responsible for “The Heaps” – great piles of trash.
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Movie review: 'The Giver' strong on ideas, just OK on action - Salt Lake Tribune

Movie review: 'The Giver' strong on ideas, just OK on action - Salt Lake Tribune | YAFic | Scoop.it
Movie review: 'The Giver' strong on ideas, just OK on action Salt Lake Tribune Before "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" and a slew of imitators of dystopian young-adult fiction, there was "The Giver," Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1994 novel of a...
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If I Stay Movie Review

If I Stay Movie Review | YAFic | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to go to an advance screening of If I Stay last week, courtesy of Rainy Day Books, my favorite Kansas City Independent bookstore.
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Maze Runner Series 4 books Set Collection James Dashner

Maze Runner Series 4 books Set Collection James Dashner | YAFic | Scoop.it
The Maze Runner is the first book in a young-adult dystopian science fiction trilogy of the same name by James Dashner. Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

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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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Melvin Burgess: "Junk was one of the first teen books: I invented the territory." - The Guardian

Melvin Burgess: "Junk was one of the first teen books: I invented the territory." - The Guardian | YAFic | Scoop.it
The Guardian Melvin Burgess: "Junk was one of the first teen books: I invented the territory." The Guardian Melvin Burgess: "Junk was one of the first teen books: I invented the territory." Junk, Doing It, Kill All Enemies: YA author Melvin Burgess...
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What Is the Price of Perfect Equality? - The Atlantic

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What Is the Price of Perfect Equality?
The Atlantic
Families are a problem held in common by young adult novels and Marxist economics, which is why it is common to the point of cliché to kill off the parents at the beginning of bildungsromans.
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No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn't Bad for Society. We Need It More Than Ever - Wired

No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn't Bad for Society. We Need It More Than Ever - Wired | YAFic | Scoop.it
No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn't Bad for Society.
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Stereotypes in Children’s books: Gender, Race and Sexuality

Stereotypes in Children’s books: Gender, Race and Sexuality | YAFic | Scoop.it
Gender, race and sexuality are prevalent stereotypes in children’s fiction, from picture books to young adult fiction.
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Rainbow Rowell interview: "YA books teach you that your weird stuff is normal." - The Guardian

Rainbow Rowell interview: "YA books teach you that your weird stuff is normal." - The Guardian | YAFic | Scoop.it
The Guardian Rainbow Rowell interview: "YA books teach you that your weird stuff is normal." The Guardian How important do you think YA fiction is for teenagers in general, especially when this genre is often criticized for having some adult...
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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
Emag.co.uk
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
BBC News
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
Science Fiction
Now, Summit Entertainment's next big young adult franchise has joined the party by premiering a trailer online as well.
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