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Bill Condon talks about directing 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' - Examiner.com

Bill Condon talks about directing 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' - Examiner.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Bill Condon, the director of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, has been on a media blitz lately, promoting his movie. The director, who has also helmed critically acclaimed films such as Dreamgirls and Gods and Monsters, has plenty to say about his young adult pleasing supernatural romance.
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Rapper 50 Cent Shocks With Insightful Parenting Advice - The Stir

Rapper 50 Cent Shocks With Insightful Parenting Advice - The Stir | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
What Playground gives American parents (and our teenagers) is the metamorphosis of a bully, a downtrodden kid who steps up to crush others. As we begin to shine a light on the myriad faces of bullying, this is still a rock that school officials find difficult to turn over. A bullied kid turned bully means people have failed this child twice over.
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Book Review: (Save The Pearls Part One) Revealing Eden - Huffington Post

Book Review: (Save The Pearls Part One) Revealing Eden - Huffington Post | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
What would happen if global warming continued to the point where resistance to deadly solar radiation determined class and beauty? This is the future we encounter in Victoria Foyt's captivating new novel, (Save The Pearls Part One) Revealing Eden
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Myra McEntire's 'Hourglass' Time Traveling To Theaters! - MTV.com

Myra McEntire's 'Hourglass' Time Traveling To Theaters! - MTV.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

We love a good supernatural romance as much as the next guy, but let's face it, all the forbidden love affairs between a human person and a non-human something-or-other are starting to blend together. But just when the interspecies romance fatigue started to reach epic levels, Variety came through with the good news that teen-lit favorite "Hourglass"—featuring a romance between (gasp!) two regular human beings—has been optioned by Fox 2000.

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This Is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees - book trailer

Everyone says that Caro is bad . . . but Jamie can't help himself. As Jamie falls deeper and deeper under her spell, he realises there is more to Caro -- much more.

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Scariest books…of all time!

Scariest books…of all time! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

In preparing for Halloween, I’ll revisit a CNN poll on scary books. A few years back, CNN Interactive conducted an informal survey to determine what respondents felt were the scariest books of all time

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Chicago-area Author Susan Kaye Quinn Signing Her New Novel, Open Minds - TribLocal

Chicago-area Author Susan Kaye Quinn Signing Her New Novel, Open Minds - TribLocal | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
For her second published novel, Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy), author and Palatine resident, Sue Quinn, has dived into science fiction for young adults, creating a future telepathic world where one girl’s inability to read minds makes her painfully isolated … until she discovers she can control thoughts instead.
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Top 10 New Books at CA Library

Top 10 New Books at CA Library | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Last month we added over 500 new books to the Academy Library collection — this week, I got a chance to add them to our LibraryThing collection as well.
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Monday Morning Book Buzz

Monday Morning Book Buzz | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Monday Morning Book Buzz. Every week we take a look at some notable new books being released in the coming days.
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People's Republic by Robert Muchamore - review

People's Republic by Robert Muchamore - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
People's Republic is the start of a new Cherub series. In case you don't know Cherub is a secret organisation - like MI6 except that MI6 isn't secret . . . but it uses children to conduct it's operations. So the Cherub series is like James Bond and Alex Rider but its aimed at more of an older age range.
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Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (Official Music Video)

Video for Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" from the soundtrack to the film "Breaking Dawn, Part 1", based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.

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True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld To Star In Sci-Fi Flick Forgotten - Cinema Blend

True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld To Star In Sci-Fi Flick Forgotten - Cinema Blend | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The young rising star has signed on to star in the upcoming science fiction movie "Forgotten", based on the debut young adult novel by author Cat Patrick.

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Remarkable Reads: On the Run  

Remarkable Reads: On the Run   | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

It's appropriate to have this column run now, at the tail end of National Anti-Bullying Awareness month. Bullies don't just exist in the schoolyard or classroom. Each teen in the following titles has his or her own reason for fleeing, and readers will find themselves urging these characters on, hoping that they get farther away from whatever is chasing them.

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The Good, The bad, and The Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone - Teen Ink

The Good, The bad, and The Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone - Teen Ink | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The Good, The Bad, and The Barbie can be read by anyone who knows what a Barbie doll is – and who doesn't? Originally a young adult writer, Tanya Lee Stone manages to keep the same light-hearted tone here. She remains neutral, allowing readers to form their own opinions on Barbie.
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'Cinder' by Marissa Meyer joins fleet of fairy tale-based books (Exclusive ... - USA Today

'Cinder' by Marissa Meyer joins fleet of fairy tale-based books (Exclusive ... - USA Today | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Fairy tales are becoming all the rage, with the TV shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm spinning them through a modern filter. The 26-year-old Meyer's debut novel Cinder, though, combines a classic folk tale with hints of The Terminator and Star Wars in the first book of The Lunar Chronicles young-adult series due out Jan. 3.
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Warner Bros to Adapt Young Adult Fantasy Novel THE SCORPIO RACES - Collider.com

Warner Bros to Adapt Young Adult Fantasy Novel THE SCORPIO RACES - Collider.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

With The Hunger Games set to pick up where the Twilight franchise leaves off next year, studios are constantly mining books for the next big moneymaker. Warner Bros. had put its stock in The Scorpio Races, a young adult fantasy novel by author Maggie Stiefvater.

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50 Cent to release young adult book about bullying - Christian Science Monitor

50 Cent to release young adult book about bullying - Christian Science Monitor | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Rapper 50 Cent says he sometimes bullied others while growing up and now wants to use his influence on teenagers to get them thinking about the issue.
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Kids' Book Club: A 'Graveyard' Tour With Neil Gaiman - NPR

Welcome to the first installment of NPR's Back-Seat Book Club! We've invited all of our younger listeners to join us for conversations with authors of kids' books. We kicked off the club with The Graveyard Book, a thrilling Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman that won the Newbery Medal in 2009. Gaiman loves Halloween and all the creepy fun that goes along with it.
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Creative teens sought for contest - St. Augustine Record

Creative teens sought for contest - St. Augustine Record | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has launched its call for entries for the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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All The Earth, Thrown To The Sky - Review

All The Earth, Thrown To The Sky - Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Jack Catcher's parents are dead—his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart—and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing.
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Amplified - Review

Amplified - Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

One thing I love about author Tara Kelly is her realistic portrayals of characters that holds nothing back. In Harmonic Feedback she shows us the world of Drea with it's coming of age tale of a teen that just happens to have sensory issues. Once again Kelly delivers with Amplified that continues in her winning style.

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Reckless by Cornelia Funke - review

Reckless by Cornelia Funke - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
This is one of the best books I have ever read because the author wrote the book in a way that allowed you to feel that you were part of the story, and created the characters in such a way that I felt I had known them all my life.
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What's your favourite fictional school? - Discussion

What's your favourite fictional school? - Discussion | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Harry Potter's Hogwarts topped a poll, but where would you like to spend the 'best days of your life'?
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Bonus Essentials: Scary movies based on books

Bonus Essentials: Scary movies based on books | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Jessica posted a roundup of what we OOMers consider to be the essential scary stories. It was certainly a good, spooky list! But at Halloween, our scares come in the form of movies, too, and there are many, many horror films and monster movies based on books.
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Nicholas Carr Delivers Keynote Address On the Impact of Technology On Our Minds

Nicholas Carr Delivers Keynote Address On the Impact of Technology On Our Minds | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The author of "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains" and the Atlantic magazine article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" delivered a thought-provoking opening keynote address at the American Association of School Librarians National Conference.

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