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Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

This trilogy has been engaging from the beginning, but there were always unanswered questions and this book puts many of those to rest

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Put ‘The Other Me’ On Your LGBT List | Dreamspinner Press Giveaway

Put ‘The Other Me’ On Your LGBT List | Dreamspinner Press Giveaway | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Fifteen-year-old Treasa Prescott thinks she’s an alien. She doesn’t fit in with the preppy South African private school crowd and feels claustrophobic in her own skin. Treasa is worried she might spend life as a social pariah when she meets Gabriel du Preez.

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'Young Adult' readers choose their favorite books of all time - Kansas City Star

One of the factors that drives the YA market is crossover, in which titles aimed at adolescents and young adults are read by older adults. Hey, if you enjoy it, why not? Two recent surveys throw some literary light on preferences among YA readers.

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
If you’ve seen The Book Thief movie or read the book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this super famous and very popular historical fiction read.
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Homer City (PA) teen pens apocalyptic novel featuring zombies - Tribune-Review

Homer City (PA) teen pens apocalyptic novel featuring zombies - Tribune-Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Mya Zemlock, 14, can often be found with a book in her hand. But when she's not reading a book, she's writing one. A lover of the written word at a very young age, Zemlock, an eighth-grader at Homer-Center High School, expects her first self-published novel to be released early next year.

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A Writer's Path to Understanding; Hartland Woman Writes Young Adult Books - Valley News

A Writer's Path to Understanding; Hartland Woman Writes Young Adult Books - Valley News | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The teenagers in Jo Knowles’ young adult novels aren’t like the teenagers you see in films or television. They’re more complex, more confused, sometimes inarticulate, hungry for affection, and they don’t always grasp the consequences of their actions.

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10 Best Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers - Wall St. Cheat Sheet

10 Best Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers - Wall St. Cheat Sheet | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

As we edge closer to December, most of us are beginning that yearly scramble for holiday gifts. Some have had every aunt, uncle, and second cousin accounted for months ago with gifts wrapped and bowed to boot. But for the rest of us — who are only human after all — it’s time to start up Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa lists.

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Book Nerdspiration: Kathleen Kelly From You’ve Got Mail

Book Nerdspiration: Kathleen Kelly From You’ve Got Mail | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Last week, Andrea made an AMAZING suggestion for our Book Nerdspiration: Kathleen Kelly. She’s only the cutest little bookstore owner of Shop Around the Corner in the 1998 movie, You’ve Got Mail.

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47 Ronin and a Sampling of Samurai Tales for Teens | Media Mania

47 Ronin and a Sampling of Samurai Tales for Teens | Media Mania | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

A grounded-in-history legend, epic battle scenes, and elements of fantasy are intertwined in an action-packed 3-D adventure set in early 18th-century Japan. Keanu Reeves and a star-studded Japanese cast headline in 47 Ronin (PG-13), a re-imagining of one of Japan’s most beloved tales.

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For anime otaku!

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New Trailer For 'Vampire Academy' - Science Fiction

New Trailer For 'Vampire Academy' - Science Fiction | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
“New Trailer For 'Vampire Academy' Science Fiction St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school—it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them.”
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FHS Media Center's curator insight, January 7, 7:07 AM

Vampire Academy series coming soon to FHS Media Center.

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'Fear Street': RL Stine and the Return of Teen Horror - fox8.com

'Fear Street': RL Stine and the Return of Teen Horror - fox8.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Author R.L. Stine is returning to the evil street that made him famous in the 1990s, and fans are looking forward to the new ways he’ll terrorize Shadyside High School teenagers on “Fear Street.”

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SLJ Best Books 2013 Fiction

SLJ Best Books 2013 Fiction | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Beginning with a list of several hundred books that have earned stars throughout the year, SLJ‘s book review editors commenced the grand task of winnowing down the best of the best. The volume of outstanding novels for young adults continues to grow, yielding characters that are fully realized and stay with readers long after the last page.

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It's 'Turkey Drop' Season! The Harshest Breakups in YA

It's 'Turkey Drop' Season! The Harshest Breakups in YA | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Young adult lit is filled with harsh breakups, from catching the guy you kissed making out with someone else to standing helplessly by while your first love chooses a path that doesn't include you. Check out these brutal YA kiss-offs and breathe easy that you dodged a bullet.

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Christmas 2013: best fiction for teenagers – review - The Guardian

Christmas 2013: best fiction for teenagers – review - The Guardian | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Christmas 2013: best fiction for teenagers – review
The Guardian
Marcus Sedgwick's storytelling is increasingly masterful and She Is Not Invisible (Indigo £9.99) is an absorbing and fast-paced thriller for a thinking teen or adult reader.
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Into the Dragon’s Lair | SLJ Reviews ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’

Into the Dragon’s Lair | SLJ Reviews ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Multiple beheadings, one impaling, an omnipresent necromancer—these are just three indications that director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s’s 1937 adventure/fantasy The Hobbit has taken a dark turn.

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The Best YA Novel of All Time bracket game: And the winner is… | EW.com

The Best YA Novel of All Time bracket game: And the winner is… | EW.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

… not a novel, but a series. And what a series. That’s right: EW readers have officially voted J.K. Rowling’s epic, game-changing Harry Potter saga to be the best YA novel — er, novels — of all time.

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Veronica Roth interview - video

Veronica Roth interview - video | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Veronica Roth, author of bestselling teen trilogy Divergent, talks to Guardian teen site member Readaholic about her dystopian world
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Child's play: Teen warriors in 'Ender's Game' and 'Catching Fire' - GMA News

Child's play: Teen warriors in 'Ender's Game' and 'Catching Fire' - GMA News | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Two consecutive weeks, two VIP movie theaters, two teen-driven futuristic action flicks. It could simply be my cinematic cravings that led me to watch similarly-themed films within a fortnight, but the Hollywood blockbuster machine is nothing but mimetic. Once a winning formula is established, studios rush to produce their own versions; since the groundbreaking success of the Harry Potter book-to-film franchise, Hollywood has been mining Young Adult Literature and Young Adult-driven genre fiction in search of their latest hit.

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The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Karl is living in Berlin in 1934 and although he does not look Jewish or practice any Jewish beliefs he has ancestors who were Jewish and because of this connection has started getting bullied by the Hitler Youth. After one particularly bad beating he had to go serve at his father’s art gallery opening and he meets Max Schmeling, the famous German boxer.
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Book Review: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Book Review: Defy by Sara B. Larson | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

I really think publishers should stop marketing books as “just like THIS REALLY POPULAR BOOK” because more often than not, it’s not an accurate comparison. And, fans just end up feeling misled and frustrated.

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Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The Knife of Never Letting Go may not be for all readers, but I warmed up to its original story (eventually).
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Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Eleanor & Park’ Retained in Minnesota High School

Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Eleanor & Park’ Retained in Minnesota High School | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
A review committee at Minnesota’s Anoka High School agreed last week to retain Rainbow Rowell’s lauded young adult novel Eleanor & Park.
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Tracee Orman's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:41 PM

Good to hear.

BJ Neary's curator insight, November 27, 2013 4:24 PM

Thanks to Eric for this great scoop!  This was one of my favorite reads in 2013!!!

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Parents, School Districts Push Back On Book Challenges

Parents, School Districts Push Back On Book Challenges | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Local communities and school districts in recent weeks have rallied against challenges to Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian—garnering support for these acclaimed novels to remain, at least temporarily, on school reading lists in Brunswick, County, NC, and Billings, MT, respectively.
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School Library Journal's Best Books of 2013: YA Fiction

School Library Journal's Best Books of 2013: YA Fiction | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The editors at School Library Journal announced their picks for the best books of 2013 at a lively Twitter party Thursday night (#sljbestbooks). Books were selected in 3 categories: Fiction, Nonfiction and Adult Books 4 Teens. Here are the best YA titles in Fiction.

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Pick of the Day: Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

Pick of the Day: Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

This coming-of-age story is told in alternating story lines, leading up to Ritchie Sudden’s arrest and his time in a juvenile detention center.

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