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The Age of Miracles -- Adult Books 4 Teens

The Age of Miracles -- Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
An incredible amount of hype surrounds this slim, intimate tale of a possible end of the world scenario. My hope is that readers will be able to put that aside and enjoy this lovely coming of age novel without too many preconceived notions.
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SLJ Best Books 2014 to Be Unveiled at Twitter Party

SLJ Best Books 2014 to Be Unveiled at Twitter Party | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

After several intensive months of reading, rereading, and picking apart the merits of our favorite books, the SLJ editors are proud to announce the Best Books of 2014. The titles will be unveiled at SLJ‘s fourth annual Best Books Twitter Party on November 20 at 7 pm ET. To join in the discussion, follow @sljournaland #sljbestbooks.

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Urban Druid writing contest: What's behind the dark-side fiction? - Christian Science Monitor

Urban Druid writing contest: What's behind the dark-side fiction? - Christian Science Monitor | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
A dystopian writing contest, promoted by an Urban Druid image, is the latest in plumbing the dark side. Why the cultural fascination with dark future worlds?
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Reading as the Main Course: A Book Tasting Event

Reading as the Main Course: A Book Tasting Event | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
English teachers at Sayre Junior/Senior High School in Sayre, PA, used inspiration from Pinterest to dish up reading as the main course at their second annual Book Tasting Event held on October 17.
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2014 Edublog Awards

2014 Edublog Awards | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Do you know a teacher, librarian or administrator who maintains a blog at Edublogs? If so, you can nominate them for an Edublog Award! This year, the nomination process has been greatly simplified – an easy nomination form is available here: http://edublogawards.com/nominations/
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Violence in teen fiction goes in the dock

Violence in teen fiction goes in the dock | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Do authors of YA novels glamorise crime, or help readers to avoid it?
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BELLA THORNE and her brand new book AUTUMN FALLS

Bella Thorne visited Barnes & Noble Tribeca in New York City to meet fans and sign copies of her brand new book, AUTUMN FALLS. Watch to hear Bella talk about the book!

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Review roundup: your top reads this month

Review roundup: your top reads this month | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Our most-read book on the children's books site this month is a rather otherworldly tale, set in an interstitial realm between life and death: the unusual (yet captivating) novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman – described by our site members as "gripping", "heartwarming" and "heart-wrenching"!

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Cassandra Clare on THE BANE CHRONICLES

Bestselling author Cassandra Clare talks about casting the narrators for THE BANE CHRONICLES audiobook.

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The Ageless Appeal of Young Adult Literature - Huffington Post

The Ageless Appeal of Young Adult Literature - Huffington Post | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
While you've no doubt heard of (and, statistically speaking, probably read) Harry Potter and Twilight, here are 15 more contemporary YA authors to check out....
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The Thrilling, Traumatic Lives of Teens: The Falls Best YA Fiction - Daily Beast

The Thrilling, Traumatic Lives of Teens: The Falls Best YA Fiction - Daily Beast | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
A look at three of the season’s best: ‘I’ll Give You the Sun,’ ‘Rainey Royal,’ and ‘Belzhar.’
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Endgame: The Calling by James Frey - review

Endgame: The Calling by James Frey - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'Weaved into this book is not only a puzzle for the characters, but also for the reader'I'm incredibly grateful that I was given the chance to read this book as part of an interview I got the chance to have with James Frey, and I struggled (in a...
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‘I’ll Give You the Sun,’ by Jandy Nelson

‘I’ll Give You the Sun,’ by Jandy Nelson | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
A family tragedy has left this novel’s twin narrators unrecognizable to themselves and each other.
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New in young adult fiction: Gregory Maguire's "Egg & Spoon," "Always a Catch ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

New in young adult fiction: Gregory Maguire's "Egg & Spoon," "Always a Catch ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
New in young adult fiction: Gregory Maguire, the author of "Wicked," sets new tale in tsarist Russia. Plus: a football story and what if Hitler had won?
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Why is dystopian fiction still so popular? - The Guardian

Why is dystopian fiction still so popular? - The Guardian | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Teen writer Alex Campbell on the rolling attraction of dystopia – still here, still big, despite predictions of its decline. Is it art imitating life that keeps it hot?
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9 YA Authors With Books in Other Genres

9 YA Authors With Books in Other Genres | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

I often forget that outside the fun and lively world of YA literature, our favorite authors write books in OTHER genres. How could they do this to us?! Well, I’ve exposed their other work in this handy post.

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Sleeping Beauty’s Daughter | Book Review: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Sleeping Beauty’s Daughter | Book Review: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz - review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

I began this book having a) marvelled for hours at the beautifulness of the cover (marred only by the HUGE TWO FOR ONE STICKERS SLAPPED OVER THE PICTURE THAT REFUSED TO COME OFF) and b) read a couple of reviews that told me that this book was brilliant. Apart from what I got from the blurb, I was pretty unprepared for what came next.

 

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November 2014 Young Adult Book Deals

November 2014 Young Adult Book Deals | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

It’s the beginning of November, which means YA eBOOK DEAL ALERT!! And, per usual, hide yo wallets, hide yo credit cards. Cuz there are some gems.

 
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Ex-nurse uses true experience of dying teen as basis for first novel - Leader-Telegram

Ex-nurse uses true experience of dying teen as basis for first novel - Leader-Telegram | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

“Angels Don’t Get Tattoos” is about 16-year-old Kennedy who has end-stage bone cancer. Similar to Zorn’s patient all those years ago, Kennedy has accepted her fate and has removed herself from treatment and is ready to die peacefully at her home. But her decision causes her to collide with family and friends along the way.

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Reader reviews roundup

Reader reviews roundup | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
We've got some Halloween hangers-on, Greek heroes, a light-hearted look at parent swapping and some complex teen reads in this week's roundup of site members' reviewsTo kick off this week's roundup, site member Rosa.Reader wrote a spookily good...
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Author Sherman Alexie, On Writing For Young Adults - StateImpact Florida

Author Sherman Alexie, On Writing For Young Adults - StateImpact Florida | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
When we sat in on classes at Miami Northwestern High School to report on the Million Word Campaign, one of the writers whose work was discussed was Sherman Alexie.
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Who's the Greatest Young Adult Heroine? Round 2 - Zimbio

Who's the Greatest Young Adult Heroine? Round 2 - Zimbio | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
We're down to 16 contenders with the second round open for voting!
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James Frey talks about Endgame

James Frey talks about Endgame | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
James Frey is giving $3 million of his own money as a prize for those who can solve the puzzles that run through his new trilogy Endgame.
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Authors of young adult fiction say pitching the content right is a balancing act - Sydney Morning Herald

Authors of young adult fiction say pitching the content right is a balancing act - Sydney Morning Herald | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series started it all: adults reading teen fiction. But are the lines blurring so much that teens are reading content way beyond their understanding?
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