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Take a Look at the DARK INSIDE

Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies. Four teenagers must find a way to survive the aftermath
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BOOK NOTES: 'Hunger Games': Another trilogy for young adults hits hard ... - Packet Online

BOOK NOTES: 'Hunger Games': Another trilogy for young adults hits hard ... - Packet Online | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
When “The Hunger Games” was published in 2008, my middle-school readers were enthralled. A year ago when the last in the series — “Mockingjay” — was released, fellow teachers were amazed that I had not read the books. I was put off by the violent plot elements and the familiar dystopian theme that seems overdone in YA literature.
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Young adult authors thrive in Austin - Austin American-Statesman

Young adult authors thrive in Austin - Austin American-Statesman | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
In a town where football mania endures all year long, the three women wearing black-and-red T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Texas Sweethearts and Scoundrels" chatting inside Quack's Bakery easily could have been mistaken for cheerleaders. That's not far off the mark, though Tricia Hoover, Jessica Lee Anderson and Jo Whittemore reserve their boosterism for one another as they write and publish books as part of Austin's burgeoning young-adult author community.
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Banned Books Week here we come!

Banned Books Week here we come! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
“I’m not a person who believes all books are worthwhile.  There are lots of books I wouldn’t recommend.  But I’m only smart enough to choose for myself, not for everyone.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - review

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Arnold Spirit Junior has never had much luck in life. He was born with too much cerebral spine fluid in his skull (or as he puts it 'water on my brain') that has left him with brain damage, one near-sighted eye, one far-sighted eye, huge hands and feet, being super skinny and having forty two teeth. Junior has already been beaten up by the other kids (and adults) of his reservation and things get worse when he gets expelled from school.
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"It's a showstopper." The Night Circus Book trailer, shorter version

Step inside THE NIGHT CIRCUS, the #2 New York Times Bestselling book by Erin Morgenstern. Take it from The Boston Globe, this book is "a showstopper."
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Teen author Meg Rosoff meets Norwich school pupils - Norwich Evening News

Teen author Meg Rosoff meets Norwich school pupils - Norwich Evening News | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Teen fiction author Meg Rosoff visited Norwich High School for Girls this week to talk about her new book, There is No Dog.
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Young-adult offshoot continues the suspense - Otago Daily Times

Young-adult offshoot continues the suspense - Otago Daily Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, I was a great fan of Harlan Coben's best-selling detective novels featuring the former basketball hero and sports agent Myron Bolitar. Now, in Shelter (Indigo, pbk) the author is writing about a nephew called Mickey Bolitar and the book falls into the "young adult" category, with its background of American school life and adolescence generally.
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Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – review

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Brian Selznick's follow-up to The Invention of Hugo Cabret shows the same talent for stunning illustrations.

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Writer Elizabeth Chandler Working On 'Savvy' for Walden Media (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter

Writer Elizabeth Chandler Working On 'Savvy' for Walden Media (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Chandler has been hired to work on the script for the adaptation of the young-adult fantasy book Savvy for Walden Media.
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Undead by Kirsty McKay - review

Undead by Kirsty McKay - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'I swear you will not put it down'I could feel the goosebumps creeping up my spine the minute I started this book. With the aura of a horror, the essence of a mystery, lots of adventure and a pinch of romance, this book is the perfect combination.
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Matched by Ally Condie - Review

Matched by Ally Condie - Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'It taught me about love, family and how little things can mean a lot to you'In Cassia's world society controls everything: who people love, where people work and when they die.
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Wonderstruck — Written and illustrated by Brian Selznick — Book Review

Wonderstruck — Written and illustrated by Brian Selznick — Book Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Brian Selznick’s new book, “Wonderstruck” — engrossing, intelligent, beautifully engineered and expertly told both in word and image — cannot entirely escape the force field or expectations set up by his 2008 Caldecott winner, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.”
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Elixir by Hilary Duff - Trailer

Clea Raymond knows the camera and its flashing lights. Now, this talented photo journalist uses her own photos to search for her missing father.
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Lisa McMann Reads THE UNWANTEDS

Watch New York Times best-selling author Lisa McMann read from her Middle Grade Dystopian Fantasy Debut, THE UNWANTEDS.
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School's Back - Daily Beast

School's Back - Daily Beast | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Sometimes a novel is only the way to understand the pitfalls, delights, and intensity of school life. Author Daisy Whitney picks three new young-adult novels that will have you skipping the hallways.
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Massive by Julia Bell - review

Massive by Julia Bell - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'This book made me think about making the right choices and about how much people think about their appearance' Carmen's mum is obsessed with the idea that thin equals beauty, success and a way to get what you want.
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Tyra Banks Wants to Turn 'Modelland' Novel Into Movie - Hollywood Reporter

Tyra Banks Wants to Turn 'Modelland' Novel Into Movie - Hollywood Reporter | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Tyra Banks made her debut as an author with Modelland, the first of a three-book young adult series that centers on an awkward teen who gets invited to attend an elite modeling academy.
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone: Full trailer!

The new book from Laini Taylor now has a full-length trailer. Who IS the Daughter of Smoke and Bone? Find out soon!
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Trailer

Watch The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer trailer, one of this fall's most highly anticipated YA novels!
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Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Calls Repeal of Missouri Book Ban a Sham

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Calls Repeal of Missouri Book Ban a Sham | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
It's not enough. That's what the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is saying to a school board in southwest Missouri that voted on Monday to restore two books it banned from public schools, saying they were inappropriate and contrary to teachings in the Bible.
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Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton - review

Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'I heart this book!' Ever since Keris Stainton announced she was writing this book, I've been desperate for it to be published so I could read it. I love New York and always have done.
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Q and A: Philippa Gregory takes on young adult audience - USA Today

Q and A: Philippa Gregory takes on young adult audience - USA Today | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
The British queen of historical fiction, Philippa Gregory, will be publishing four young adult historical romance titles, with the first one expected next summer, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday. She is one of many best-selling authors making their debut with the YA set.
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Gay Characters Persona Non Grata in Young Adult Books? - Advocate.com

Gay Characters Persona Non Grata in Young Adult Books? - Advocate.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
When you think of the young adult books capturing the attention of America's adolescents and pre-teens, predominately-white, predominately-straight novels like the Twilight and Hunger Games series come to mind. In a post on Publishers Weekly's website, two writers argue that the reason most YA books don't include LGBT characters, especially ones of color, is because book agents don't have the guts to sell manuscripts with them.
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