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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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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

Rowling Has Regrets About Characters' Relationships And Causes World To ... - The Mary Sue | YAFic | Scoop.it
Rowling Has Regrets About Characters' Relationships And Causes World To ...
The Mary Sue
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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It’s Here! The Official Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars

It’s Here! The Official Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars | YAFic | Scoop.it
20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for the film version of John Green’s YA novel The Fault in Our Stars, which will be in theaters June 6, 2014.
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GUEST POST: 4 Books to Guide Teens Into Adult Fiction

GUEST POST: 4 Books to Guide Teens Into Adult Fiction | YAFic | Scoop.it
Today’s guest post was contributed by writer/blogger Angus Stewart.
Teenage readers! I bring disturbing news: at some point you are probably going to stop reading teen fiction.
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Twenty Five of the Best Young Adult Sci-Fi Novels - seattlepi.com

Twenty Five of the Best Young Adult Sci-Fi Novels - seattlepi.com | YAFic | Scoop.it
Bored out of your mind with video games? [...] Young Adult fiction is all the rage even among adults. Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and Ender's Game have all hit the big screen and enjoyed massive popularity.
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Stranger than Fiction - 'The Coldest Girl in Cold Town' Review

Stranger than Fiction - 'The Coldest Girl in Cold Town' Review | YAFic | Scoop.it
'The Coldest Girl in Cold Town' Review. Why Holly Black almost entirely redeemed teen vampire fiction for me... cold. Normally do all that I can to avoid teen vampire fic but after receiving a free proof copy of Holly Black's new ...
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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
BBC News
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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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, by Madeleine L’ Engle and Hope Larson

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, by Madeleine L’ Engle and Hope Larson | YAFic | Scoop.it
The 1963 Newberry-award winning novel, A Wrinkle in Time, was a favorite of mine as a child. There was something so gently compelling about the storyline and I could relate so deeply to main character.
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2014 and Beyond: A Snapshot of the Centre for Youth Literature ...

2014 and Beyond: A Snapshot of the Centre for Youth Literature ... | YAFic | Scoop.it
A bright year beckons for youth literature, with 2014′s proof copies beginning to flood in to the office. So what lies ahead for us at the Centre for Youth Literature, and the partners we're working with?
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Young Adult Book Review: The Dark Unwinding - Illinois Review

Young Adult Book Review: The Dark Unwinding - Illinois Review | YAFic | Scoop.it
By Irene F. Starkehaus - Title: The Dark Unwinding I Author: Sharon Cameron I Publisher: Scholastic The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) offers the following synopsis for The Dark Unwinding: Sent to prove ...
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8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again

8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again | YAFic | Scoop.it
Every year, the Caldecott Medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book. The award committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win.
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