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New Nonfiction at CA Library!

New Nonfiction at CA Library! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
We added over 100 new titles to the library collection this week (our first new additions since May), including many books that I read reviews for over the summer.
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Best YA Books of 2013!

Best YA Books of 2013! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

’tis the season for ‘Best Of’ lists with plenty of suggestions for the best books of 2013! With so many great books out there, it can be a daunting task to pick out the best of the best. After spending a few weeks compiling titles from various sources, I came up with the books that appear on the most lists.

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John Green's 'star' tells her story - posthumously

John Green's 'star' tells her story - posthumously | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

John Green says he never would have written The Fault in Our Stars, his best-selling novel narrated by a 16-year-old girl with cancer, had he not gotten to know Esther Earl, who was 16 when she died of cancer four years ago.

 

 

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Zombie Apocalypse Descends Upon City in Teen's Debut Story - Patch.com

Zombie Apocalypse Descends Upon City in Teen's Debut Story - Patch.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

With the help of his mother, Middletown (CT) High School freshman John Grasis, 14, has crafted a semi autographical book from what began as a seventh-grade English assignment that called for frightening fiction.

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8 Must-Read Young Adult/Middle Grade Authors - Huffington Post

8 Must-Read Young Adult/Middle Grade Authors - Huffington Post | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

If you were to ask what I do for my life, the answer would be writing and reading. I have to limit myself from going to my public library, because I end up taking WAY too many books than I can handle to read. I start to cry when I walk into Barnes & Noble. Yeah, it's bad. Anyway, here are some of my favorite young adult and middle grade authors!

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New year brings new reads for teen girls - St. Albert Gazette

New year brings new reads for teen girls - St. Albert Gazette | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The new year will bring some great reads for female fans of young adult fiction hungering for something new.

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Teen fiction's ordinary romantic heroes - The Guardian (blog)

Teen fiction's ordinary romantic heroes - The Guardian (blog) | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

It's been claimed that seductive male beauties in YA fiction set unattainable standards for adolescent boys. But plenty of them are reassuringly unspectacular

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The Last Thirteen #3:11

The Last Thirteen #3:11
The third instalment of the thrilling new 13-book series from best-selling Australian author James Phelan.
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Your books of the year 2013 - children's and teens

Your books of the year 2013 - children's and teens | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

What were Guardian children's books site young reviewers' top reads of 2013? Discover the books and authors - both well-known and newer names - our site members urge other readers to explore

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Hitting the Road: ‘The Scar Boys’ and ‘Why We Took the Car’ -- NY Times Book Reviews

Hitting the Road: ‘The Scar Boys’ and ‘Why We Took the Car’ -- NY Times Book Reviews | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

In Len Vlahos’s debut novel, the Scar Boys are a punk band from Yonkers that hits the road riding a rusty van and working out personal problems while playing gigs in college towns as far south as Georgia. “Music to the rescue,” muses Harry, the book’s narrator. Playing and touring demand creativity and commitment, forcing the Scar Boys — actually three guys and a girl — to come of age in this wry, stylish tale.

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Book Review: Control by Lydia Kang

Book Review: Control by Lydia Kang | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Although I’m unsure about whether I’ll sign on for a sequel, I found this debut story to be a good read. A future society that’s tampered with genetics and gadgets is a fascinating one, and I loved the emotional connections Zel makes while single-mindedly focused on rescuing her loved one. Control is a solid read for sci-fi lovers who don’t mind a fun if predictable storyline.

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Fox Picks Up James Frey's Upcoming Young Adult Series, 'Endgame' - Science Fiction

Fox Picks Up James Frey's Upcoming Young Adult Series, 'Endgame' - Science Fiction | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The Young Adult market has made a killer impact in the movie industry with film franchises like ‘Twilight’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ making big bucks at the box office. Fox, of course, knows this and has always been on the lookout for the next big thing. Their guess is that the next big thing will be James Frey’s upcoming young adult series that all starts with ‘Endgame’.

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Young Adult Sequels of 2014

Young Adult Sequels of 2014 | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

As you can probably imagine, there are a TON of young adult sequels coming out in 2014. The books below are ones I’ll personally be waiting on and are in no way a complete list.

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New Year Kindle Deals 2014

New Year Kindle Deals 2014 | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

I can’t even believe the amazing YA kindle deals going on right now! May you have more willpower than I do…

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The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX - YouTube

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us -- on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

 

 

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Naomi Bates's curator insight, January 31, 10:20 AM

If you read the book, the trailer will be a much more intense experience....WOW...

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Get ready...here it comes!

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Book Award Announcements from ALA -- CA Library Blog

Book Award Announcements from ALA -- CA Library Blog | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Today is the day the children and young adult book awards are announced at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in Philadelphia. Here are the winners so far…

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Reader reviews roundup -- The Guardian

Reader reviews roundup -- The Guardian | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
There's nothing deadly about this week's roundup: move over dystopian fiction, fantasy is making a comeback!
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Trailer for The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

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Loved the book, thanks for the trailer.

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Teens Review ‘Hidden Girl’, Latest from Chris Lynch, and More

Teens Review ‘Hidden Girl’, Latest from Chris Lynch, and More | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The teen reviewers from the Young Adult Advisory Councils (YAAC) did a lot of reading during the holiday break, and the reward is all ours. Included in the pile was a nonfiction title, Hidden Girl, which tells the story of an eight-year-old Egyptian girl who is sold into slavery by her own family. These teens also tackled contemporary mysteries, a bit of magic realism, and science fiction. Enjoy this bumper crop of reviews!

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Out of the Pocket by B. E. Stanfel

Out of the Pocket by B. E. Stanfel | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

This new title is written by a former teacher of Dowling Catholic High School and we are pleased to have received some copies early after it’s release.  The story captures the many worries and thoughts that go through a typical teenager’s head during his or her senior year but adds in the extra burden of having a father deployed. 

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Fantasy teen fiction - quiz

Fantasy teen fiction - quiz | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

With the huge rise of teen fantasy books (and associated films) from Twilight to The Hunger Games, everyone's an expert on magical teen tales. But how much you really know about your favourite heroes and their stories?

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Line of Fire: Laurie Halse Anderson’s ‘Impossible Knife of Memory' -- NY Times Book Review

Line of Fire: Laurie Halse Anderson’s ‘Impossible Knife of Memory' -- NY Times Book Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The daughter of a traumatized war veteran must care for her father and survive senior year in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel.
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Uglies is the Superior Hunger Games Clone - Three Years Before Hunger Games - io9

Uglies is the Superior Hunger Games Clone - Three Years Before Hunger Games - io9 | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The very least that can be said about Susan Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is that it has become a force, if not the force, in both genre fiction and young adult literature.Much like how Doom swept the video game landscape of the mid-90s, the "Hunger Games Clone" was probably an inevitable phenomenon. Whether or not these books were independently influenced or just successful cash-ins is a debate for another time, but audiences and Hollywood analysts are already gearing up for the Divergent movie coming in a few months as a barometer of YAL's true permanence as a theater mainstay.

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Why We Took the Car - Sydney Morning Herald

Why We Took the Car - Sydney Morning Herald | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Wolfgang Herrndorf died of cancer last year at only 48; his first novel translated into English makes evident the loss of a mellifluous and memorable voice in YA literature.

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Page to Screen: A Year’s Worth of New Adaptations

Page to Screen: A Year’s Worth of New Adaptations | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

This was a banner year for book-to-film adaptations, especially for young adult audiences—from the top-grossing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to the disappointing City of Bones and the sleeper hitThe Spectacular Now. As 2014 peeks around the corner, SLJ looks ahead to future releases in this latest installment of our roundup of the most highly anticipated franchise openers and long-awaited big screen versions of children’s classics.

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Book Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Book Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

If you’re science fiction-shy, this book is the perfect leap into the genre. It’s funny and smart and romance-filled. Alienated was a fantastic debut novel, and I am so excited to see where this series goes – highly recommended.

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Novel Novice's Best YA Books of 2013

Novel Novice's Best YA Books of 2013 | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

It's that time of year again, when we look back on the last year's YA releases and shine the spotlight on which books we thought were the best of the best.

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