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Young adult literature has many amazing genres and sub-genres, let's explore the latest books and hottest topics in YA reading.
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How The Book Thief Stole My Heart by Trevor Scott Barton

How The Book Thief Stole My Heart by Trevor Scott Barton | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a wonderful book. A literary friend lent me a copy of it. "I usually buy books on my Kindle," she told me, "But I love this book so much, I got a copy of it for my...
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Trevor Scott Burton's life changed as a result of The Book Thief and I understand why!

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Young Adult Fiction for Starry Nights | The Hub

Young Adult Fiction for Starry Nights | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I would also like to add Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe- they watch stars at night a lot!

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Mitali Perkins's Blog - Introducing OPEN MIC contributor Francisco X. Stork - March 31, 2014 16:30

Mitali Perkins's Blog - Introducing OPEN MIC contributor Francisco X. Stork - March 31, 2014 16:30 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
YA Author Francisco X. StorkI'm delighted to continue to showcase the nine authors who collaborated with me on  OPEN MIC: RIFFS ON LIFE BETWEEN...
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Open Mic is a  great book of multicultural short stories and I loved Francisco Stork's story about siblings discussing their brother

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a review of Scowler

a review of Scowler | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Wow, there is something so twisted but absorbing in Daniel Kraus' books. I still think about Rotters and last night I couldn't get back to sleep thinking about Ry, his mom, and little sister, Sarah as Marvin Burke (dad and father) terrorizes his family after escaping from prison. But that is just one small part of this horror story extraordinaire. A meteorite has landed in their yard and Ry needs to call upon his three childhood toys to help him save his family from the sick, twisted, maniac that is his father. I couldn't stop checking the cover as I read the book and the title, Scowler,...
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This is part of The YALSA Hub Challenge I am participating in and this book won the Odyssey award for Amazing Audiobook.

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Novels in Verse for Poetry Month | The Hub

Novels in Verse for Poetry Month | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I LOVE Novels in Verse, there are so many fantastic titles here! My favorite is October Mourning by Leslea Newman...

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An Interview with Alex Award Winning Author Gavin Extence | The Hub

An Interview with Alex Award Winning Author Gavin Extence | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I love the Alex Awards and what a great interview!

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I wish I could tell Park and Eleanor about this.

I’M WRITING A GRAPHIC NOVEL!!!

So, this is the news I’ve been keeping secret so long, and I’m super-super excited about it.

I signed a deal with Calista Brill at FIRST SECOND BOOKS to write t...
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I will def be reading any graphic novel from Rainbow Rowell!!!

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Strong Male Role Model s in YA

Strong Male Role Model s in YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I have come across a few articles discussing strong female role models in YA novels: do they exist, what exactly makes a character a good female role model, what qualities make a strong female char...
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Great titles for stong male role models in YA, can you think of more?

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Round 3, Match 1: Boxers and Saints vs Far Far Away — @SLJsBoB SLJ's Battle of the Books

Round 3, Match 1: Boxers and Saints vs Far Far Away — @SLJsBoB SLJ's Battle of the Books | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I am so Happy Boxers and Saints wons this round!  I am presently reading them for my 2014 Hub Challenge, you should too.

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What Would They Read?: Buffy the Vampire Slayer | The Hub

What Would They Read?: Buffy the Vampire Slayer | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you will enjoy the titles recommended.  I want to read Hold Me Closer Necromancer as a result:)

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Five Teaching Tips for Helping Students Become 'Wild Readers'

Five Teaching Tips for Helping Students Become 'Wild Readers' | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller offers teachers some techniques to create not only avid readers, but lifelong readers.
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This is a great article from her book, you must read this book, Reading in the Wild.  It has so many ideas for exciting the reader in children.

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Portrait of The Artist As a Young Adult: Celebrating Youth Art Month in YA Lit | The Hub

Portrait of The Artist As a Young Adult: Celebrating Youth Art Month in YA Lit | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great books are listed, can you add more?

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Round 1, Match 3: Doll Bones vs Eleanor and Park — @SLJsBoB SLJ's Battle of the Books

Round 1, Match 3: Doll Bones vs Eleanor and Park — @SLJsBoB SLJ's Battle of the Books | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Yes, Lauren Oliver!!! I loved your analysis and review of Eleanor and Park and yes, ultimately your choice!!! Listen to it as well!!!

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Why It Matters to Be Passionate About Reading

Why It Matters to Be Passionate About Reading | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
"...I used to hate reading, it wasn't cool, you know?  But then when I heard you were my teacher, I was kinda excited because in your room it was ok to like reading." He speaks these words to me as...
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As teachers and librarians, we must all emulate P. Ripp's love of reading to our students.  It will always reap rewards:)

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Marissa Meyer's Blog - First Quarter Reading List, 2014 - April 02, 2014 23:00

Marissa Meyer's Blog - First Quarter Reading List, 2014 - April 02, 2014 23:00 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
You know how sometimes you hit a reading lull, where no book that you pick up manages to hold your interest and everything you read feels just…. BLAH. Bu...
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I love so many book she has read and I have gotten more titles of books that I need to read, thank you Marissa Meyer!  I LOVE The Lunar Chronicle Series!!!

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The Monday Poll: Realistic YA Lit on the Big Screen | The Hub

The Monday Poll: Realistic YA Lit on the Big Screen | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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So many great novels, a really tough choice!

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a review of No Place

a review of No Place | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Todd Strasser's book are awesome and No Place will resonate with teens who have unending horrendous daily problems due to parents losing their jobs and then their homes. I really liked Dan who begins the book as a popular jock dating the most popular girl, playing baseball and thinking about college plans. Pretty quickly Dan's life spirals out of control when his parents who have been unemployed for 5 years inform him they have lost their home and are moving into Dignityville. Dignityville is a tent city that houses many who are struggling with homelessness and unemployment. There are r...
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A great ripped from the headlines title.

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The Monday Poll: Supporting Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book | The Hub

The Monday Poll: Supporting Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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In this Poll, Regan from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell got my vote, how about you?

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a review of Torn Away

a review of Torn Away | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Thank you to NetGalley and LittleBrown Books for Young Readers! What a riveting and engrossing book about family, finding yourself, and daring to believe after a tornado rips your life apart. Jennifer Brown’s description of the tornado as it affects Jersey Cameron’s life is so riveting. Jersey is a teen who unequivocally loves her mom, tolerates her stepfather, and finds her little sister very annoying. But all that changes when a tornado takes away her home, her mother, and little sister. As Jersey tries to understand why her mother is gone and her little sister, Marin, will never bug ...
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What a great book, due out May 6!

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What Makes a Good YA Reader?

What Makes a Good YA Reader? | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I asked this question in a school library lesson and most of the answers I received can be summed up as follows: someone who reads a lot someone who reads classics someone who can read quickly some...
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A must read for teachers and students and adults. It makes my heart happy YAs are reading, reading, reading.

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I like Patrick Ness' acronym CBAIT - Crappy Books About Important Things. Here are my top ten GBAIT - Great Books About Important Things.

I like Patrick Ness' acronym CBAIT - Crappy Books About Important Things. Here are my top ten GBAIT - Great Books About Important Things. | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Patrick Ness has coined the acronym 'CBAIT': crappy books about important things. On March 27, he wrote an article in the SLJ blog and defined these books as 'books with either important subject ma...
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Great post  about CBAIT and titles!!!

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a review of The Journey of Hannah Woods

a review of The Journey of Hannah Woods | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I was so happy to receive this book from the author; what a compelling, satisfying read. Hannah Woods is the kind of protagonist the reader will enjoy getting to know. When we meet first meet her, she is inwardly freaking out at her father’s funeral. As a fourteen year old, Hannah lets the reader know she is suffering from panic attacks, hears voices cruelly putting her down, and relies heavily on drugs. After the funeral, this Hannah will leave the only home she has ever known and go to live with grandparents she didn’t realize she had. It is in this “new” home with down-to- earth gra...
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For an insightful look at a teen's epic journey back to a life of love and healing, this is a terrific read.

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Jukebooks: Half Bad by Sally Green | The Hub

Jukebooks: Half Bad by Sally Green | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I am definitely going to read this book, looks twisted:)

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The Monday Poll: Spring Sequels | The Hub

The Monday Poll: Spring Sequels | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Looking for new spring titles to read? There are great titles and authors here!

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Booklist Printz Interview: Marcus Sedgwick, by Ilene Cooper | Booklist Online

Booklist Printz Interview: Marcus Sedgwick, by Ilene  Cooper | Booklist Online | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Booklist Online Book Review: The Booklist Printz Interview: Marcus Sedgwick.Cooper, Ilene (author).FEATURE.First published March 15, 2014 (Booklist).Books For Youth - Fiction - Fantasy
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Great interview with Marcus Sedgwick on his award winning book, Midwinterblood.

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