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The death of books has been greatly exaggerated - The Guardian

The death of books has been greatly exaggerated - The Guardian | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Radical change is certainly producing some alarming symptoms – but much of the doomsayers' evidence is anecdotal, and it's possible to read a much happier story
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John Flanagan talks about his new series, THE BROTHERBAND CHRONICLES

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire.

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Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'The concept of this book is great'I really like books like this, where you discover things as the character does. This is particularly true in Forgotten, where every morning at 4.33am, London Lane forgets her past.
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Book Trailer: Island's End by Padma Venkatraman

From the acclaimed author of Climbing the Stairs comes a fascinating story set on a remote island untouched by time.

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Remarkable Reads: Off to College

Remarkable Reads: Off to College | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
For many high school students, the next big chapter in their lives will be going off to college. Whether they are heading overseas, to the local community college, or out of state, it's always a good idea to do a little preparation—sort of like looking at the map ahead of time. This group of titles focuses on college prep in a variety of ways, from the serious to the chic.
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Audiobook Review: Eona: The Last Dragoneye

Audiobook Review: Eona: The Last Dragoneye | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The much anticipated sequel (2011) to Alison Goodman's Eon (2008, both Viking; Brilliance, 2008) was worth the wait.
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Adults Books 4 Teens Review: Becoming Marie Antoinette

Adults Books 4 Teens Review: Becoming Marie Antoinette | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Today’s review is an unfortunately rare example of historical fiction that specifically focuses on the early years of a most famous figure. Concentrating on Marie Antoinette’s adolescence, Juliet Grey strives to disperse the misconceptions that are associated with her.
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‘Tis the season of Reading Lists–tell us what tools you need.

‘Tis the season of Reading Lists–tell us what tools you need. | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
One of the things our users tell us that they like about our site is the ability to search for books by lists and categories. Using our Suggested Reading Lists (for either teens or tweens), you can find books about almost anything.
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'The Hunger Games' Teaser Trailer Is All About Katniss - Screen Rant

'The Hunger Games' Teaser Trailer Is All About Katniss - Screen Rant | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The Hunger Games teaser trailer has finally arrived, giving fans of Suzanne Collins’ novels and casual moviegoers a look at what could be the next young-adult book series-turned blockbuster movie franchise (a la Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga).
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I can't wait for the movie!
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Rage

Rage | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
A unique approach to the topic of self-mutilation, Rage is the story of a young woman who discovers her own power and refuses to be defeated by the world
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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn’t live with the angst that his big brothers, Alex and Carlos, have always lived with. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when he falls for the wrong girl, Luis enters a dark world he’s never known, and just when he thinks he’s got life all figured out, learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life.
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Rohnert Park teen earns name in publishing game - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Rohnert Park teen earns name in publishing game - Santa Rosa Press Democrat | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Zoe Strickland can remember a time when she wasn't much of a reader. But in the words of young adult author S.E. Hinton, that was then, this is now.

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'Wimpy Kid,' 'Steve Jobs' among new fall books - Florida Today

'Wimpy Kid,' 'Steve Jobs' among new fall books - Florida Today | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The books arriving this fall face a radically different market from just a year ago. The Borders chain is going out of business, shutting down hundreds of stores, and millions more ebook devices have been sold. Some publishers say ebooks are now 20 percent of overall sales or higher, more than double from 2010. Even J.K. Rowling has gone digital, and will soon offer e-editions of the "Harry Potter" books through her Pottermore website.
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Jason Henderson Communicates with "Voice of the Dead"

Jason Henderson Communicates with "Voice of the Dead" | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Even if you're not a fan of horror and macabre, it's hard not to notice the slew of vampire-themed young-adult novels that have been steadily stocked on bookstore shelves. Filled with brooding vamps and love-struck teens, many of these novels give a healthy dose of supernatural flavor to teen romance. Well, for all those who hate romance but love bloodsuckers and action, Jason Henderson has just the book for you.
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A very goon year for Jennifer Egan - Minneapolis Star Tribune

A very goon year for Jennifer Egan - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Writing what she didn't know in "A Visit From the Goon Squad" hasn't stopped Jennifer Egan from making some of the keenest cultural observations of our time, or winning a Pulitzer.
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Calling all aspiring teen writers: Exciting opportunity for Seventeen readers!

Calling all aspiring teen writers: Exciting opportunity for Seventeen readers! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Seventeen, Figment, and Scholastic are teaming up to bring you this year’s fiction contest. One lucky winner will get a $5,000 cash prize, the opportunity to have her story published on Seventeen.com, and a phone call with Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Shiver trilogy – Shiver, Linger, and Forever.

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The Essentials: Contemporary YA

The Essentials: Contemporary YA | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
There are books; and then there are the Essentials. Those are the books that typify their genre. Librarians, and book lovers alike, all have their opinions. Invariably someone will ask: “If I was going to read one [insert a genre of book here] book, which should it be?”
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Judy Dutton Talks About Rock Star Student Scientists

Judy Dutton Talks About Rock Star Student Scientists | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Author Judy Dutton tackles the world of student scientists and their inventions, from a homemade nuclear fusion reactor to a therapy for autism adopted by schools, in her latest book, Science Fair Season. (Hyperion, 2011).

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Book Review: Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari - Blogcritics.org (blog)

Book Review: Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari - Blogcritics.org (blog) | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

This is a top-notch, survival story rich with action and suspense, that is not to be missed. NYC is demolished after a succession of floods from melting polar ice caps and a series of earthquakes devouring and toppling neighborhoods. Enter sixteen-year-old Lucy Holloway, one of the few survivors of a plague that erupted, annihilating 99% of civilization, including her family.

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John Flanagan talks about the RANGERS APPRENTICE: THE LOST STORIES

Inspired by questions and letters his loyal readers have sent over the years, John Flanagan offers a gift in response: a collection of "lost" tales that fill in the gaps between Ranger's Apprentice novels.
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Adult Books 4 Teens Review: Good Graces

Adult Books 4 Teens Review: Good Graces | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
What is it with kids wanting to solve mysteries? Maybe a warning should be added to the list of tried and true parental instructions: 1. Don’t talk to strangers. 2. Don’t investigate disappearances, burglaries or murders without adult supervision…
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Snape is voted favourite Harry Potter character

Snape is voted favourite Harry Potter character | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Severus Snape, potions master, Head of Slytherin and Death Eater, beats Harry Potter himself to be named favourite character in JK Rowling's bestselling seriesSeverus Snape is the surprise winner of a poll to find the public's favourite Harry...
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Twilight series - quiz

Twilight series - quiz | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
It's only a couple of months until the next instalment in the Twilight film franchise hits our screens. But, in the meantime, why not get up to speed by testing your knowledge of all things vampiric in our Twilight series quiz?
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Review: The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

Review: The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
There are tough issues addressed such as kidnapping, alcoholism, and, abuse but the story is very engaging and will make readers want to find out what happened to these girls. Recommended for Picoult fans.
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Monday Morning Book Buzz

Monday Morning Book Buzz | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
New books this week from James Patterson, Jeffrey Archer and Charlaine Harris, plus former Vice President Dick Cheney's highly anticipated memoirs.
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