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Great Novels for Young Adults - NAS JRB Fort Worth Homes

Reading is an essential life skill, but it's sometimes hard to convince your pre-teen to pick up a book. Instead of talking 'til your blue-in-the-face, let these titles do the convincing for you. They're sure to become fast favorites of ...
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3 Alternatives to the YA Behemoth

3 Alternatives to the YA Behemoth | YAFic | Scoop.it
Young adult fiction, once the publishing industry’s charming underdog, has become a behemoth, which has us feeling that some of the spark is gone. Here, three alternatives that have more nuanced takes on the lives of adolescents today.
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What About Intersectionality and Female Friendships in YA?: Guest Post by Brandy Colbert

What About Intersectionality and Female Friendships in YA?: Guest Post by Brandy Colbert | YAFic | Scoop.it
To kick off the second week of "About the Girls" guest posts, Brandy Colbert is here to talk about friendship in YA.
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Young adult fiction is loved because it speaks to us all – unlike adult stories

Young adult fiction is loved because it speaks to us all – unlike adult stories | YAFic | Scoop.it
Damien Walter: Young adult fiction’s sci-fi metaphors are the best guide we have to the bleak and broken realities of adult life
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The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too

The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too | YAFic | Scoop.it
YA fiction has become a fixture at the top of the bestseller lists. Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read
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Young adult fiction that's a bridge across the potholes and peaks - The Australian

Young adult fiction that's a bridge across the potholes and peaks - The Australian | YAFic | Scoop.it
WORDS are powerful. They can help writers ease their burdens, making sense of change, loss and grief. They forge link-bridges across potholes and peaks of shared and new experiences between writer and reader, even through the ages.
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Don't judge a YA book by its genre - Arizona Daily Wildcat

Don't judge a YA book by its genre - Arizona Daily Wildcat | YAFic | Scoop.it
Despite getting a bad rap from literary snobs, the young adult book industry is thriving, from the staggering amount of books atop best-sellers lists and the seemingly infinite number of book-to-movie adaptations based on the genre.
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Remembering Mal Peet

Remembering Mal Peet | YAFic | Scoop.it
The death of Mal Peet has taken from us not only an exceptional writer, but also someone who truly loved life and was loved. Mal Peet was a late starter to publishing: he was 53 when Keeper appeared in 2003.
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There's No Wrong Place To Start Reading Pratchett

There's No Wrong Place To Start Reading Pratchett | YAFic | Scoop.it
Terry Pratchett wrote so many books that it can be hard to know where to begin, especially with the lengthy Discworld series. Critic Tasha Robinson says there's really no wrong place to dive in.
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Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66 | YAFic | Scoop.it
The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.
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Realistic YA Review Round-Up: This Side of Home by Renee Watson, I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, and Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles

Realistic YA Review Round-Up: This Side of Home by Renee Watson, I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, and Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles | YAFic | Scoop.it
I've been reading a lot lately and I've been really enjoying what I've been reading lately. It's been interesting though, as the more I've enjoyed books, the less I've wanted to sit down and write lengthy reviews of them.
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Meet the women giving teen fiction a much-needed makeover - The Voice Online

Meet the women giving teen fiction a much-needed makeover - The Voice Online | YAFic | Scoop.it
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Meet the women giving teen fiction a much-needed makeover
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THE YOUNG adult literature scene is set to receive some refreshing additions as two women prepare to make their debut after securing lucrative book deals.
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John Green's 'Paper Towns' Movie Gets Pushed Back, But 'Looking For Alaska ... - Huffington Post

John Green's 'Paper Towns' Movie Gets Pushed Back, But 'Looking For Alaska ... - Huffington Post | YAFic | Scoop.it
Get ready, Nerdfighters. John Green has some news that's about to rock your YA fiction world.

In a new video on his Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, the author updated fans on the status of the “Paper Towns” movie.
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The Age of YA: A Timeline of Historical Fiction | Blog | Epic Reads

The Age of YA: A Timeline of Historical Fiction | Blog | Epic Reads | YAFic | Scoop.it
From ancient times to the decade of grunge, take a trip to the past with this timeline of 140 YA historical fiction novels, curated by the Epic Reads community!
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Reviews: 5 young-adult books by Minnesota writers - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reviews: 5 young-adult books by Minnesota writers - Minneapolis Star Tribune | YAFic | Scoop.it
Lately, young-adult epics with supernatural beings and dire futures have been embraced by many whose teen years are far behind them
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YA Dystopian Fiction Still Smells Like Revolutionary Teen Spirit

YA Dystopian Fiction Still Smells Like Revolutionary Teen Spirit | YAFic | Scoop.it
More often than not, teenagers seem to be the ones doing the world-saving in science fiction these days.
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Purenet: A Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction Novel (The Sanction Series Book 1) : Bookangel.co.uk

Purenet: A Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction Novel (The Sanction Series Book 1) : Bookangel.co.uk | YAFic | Scoop.it
Purenet: A Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction Novel (The... by HJ Lawson http://t.co/qiAEJGWeqB #SciFi #freebook
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The Boys of YA Part 1: Genre Fiction

The Boys of YA Part 1: Genre Fiction | YAFic | Scoop.it
I'm sure you are all aware of the latest Big Thing that kind of rocked the YA world. I'm not here to talk about that, but the discussion did spark an interest in me to take a look a male POV in YA....
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How Finding A Fat YA Heroine Changed My Life

How Finding A Fat YA Heroine Changed My Life | YAFic | Scoop.it
I spent my entire life looking for a hero I could relate to. Sirius Black came closest, and then I read Eleanor and Park.
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Young-Adult Fiction: Tweens Betwixt - Wall Street Journal

Young-Adult Fiction: Tweens Betwixt - Wall Street Journal | YAFic | Scoop.it
Meghan Cox Gurdon reviews three young-adult novels: “Mosquitoland,” by David Arnold; “The Dead I Know,” by Scot Gardner; and “The Whisper,” by Aaron Starmer.
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The Teenage Apocalypses Of The 100 - Look! It Moves by Adi Tantimedh - Bleeding Cool News

The Teenage Apocalypses Of The 100 - Look! It Moves by Adi Tantimedh - Bleeding Cool News | YAFic | Scoop.it
  Adi Tantimedh writes, In this era of Apocalyptic Young Adult fiction almost neck-and-neck with superheroes in movies and TV, The 100 might be the darkest of them all.
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David Levithan interview: The US author on leading the way in LGBT fiction for ... - The Independent

David Levithan interview: The US author on leading the way in LGBT fiction for ... - The Independent | YAFic | Scoop.it
In the dozen years that US author David Levithan has been writing young adult (YA) novels that focus either on or around LGBT issues, teen-marketed books with gay narratives have come out of the closet, and into the mainstream.
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Top 10 feminist icons in children's and teen books - The Guardian

Top 10 feminist icons in children's and teen books - The Guardian | YAFic | Scoop.it
From Matilda to Malala to Katniss Everdeen, Sarah Alderson chooses the 10 best feminists from fiction and non fiction
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Pop Culture and Teen Programming

Pop Culture and Teen Programming | YAFic | Scoop.it
The theme for the monthly discussion at Teen Services Underground is pop culture and teen programming. They posted a list of questions to get librarians talking about their experiences with pop culture and programming.
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In 'Shadow,' Change And Growth As A Story Sheds Its Scales

In 'Shadow,' Change And Growth As A Story Sheds Its Scales | YAFic | Scoop.it
Rachel Hartman continues her tale of half-dragon musician and unwilling diplomat Seraphina in Shadow Scale. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says the new book doesn't just live up to the old, it outgrows it.
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