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The Monday Poll: The Worst Best Friend in YA Lit | The Hub

The Monday Poll: The Worst Best Friend in YA Lit | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Who did you vote for as the worst best friend in YA Lit?

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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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Q & A with Holly Black

Q & A with Holly Black | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
In her new novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black takes on a topic that might seem to have been done to death – vampires – but somehow she's produced another winner.
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Fantastic interview and awesome read!!!.

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A Strong Summer for Kids' and YA Books in Bookstores

A Strong Summer for Kids' and YA Books in Bookstores | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Movies, movies, and more movies were the key to book sales for teens and younger readers this summer.
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Great summer for books and it looks like it will be a great fall too!

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10 Book Characters Who Would Be Awesome Friends by Brenda Priddy

10 Book Characters Who Would Be Awesome Friends by Brenda Priddy | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
While children’s books are fun to read, have you ever noticed how many of the main characters are rather bratty? Ramona Quimby, Junie B. Jones, Tom Sawyer, Greg Heffley, Artemis Fowl, and many othe...
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I love Brenda's choices!

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Feeling All The Feels IF I STAY Movie/Book Post « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Feeling All The Feels IF I STAY Movie/Book Post « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Going to see the movie, If I Stay on Wednesday, 9/3, I can't wait!

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a review of The Aftermath

a review of The Aftermath | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The Aftermath by Jen Alexander
Many thanks to NetGalley for this advance reader copy! Never being a fan of the unreliable narrator, I found this book to be quite confusing as Claudia struggles to find out who she is. Is she a fearless character in a videogame, The Aftermath, or is she a person who is being manipulated by a another person who is a gamer in a dystopian world where you become a pawn in a game if you have been determined to contain a violence gene? As a fan of dystopian novels, I liked the pace of the novel, the angst of the characters, the missions, and the friendships in t...
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Dystopian and video game  drama!

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Is This Just Fantasy?: The Reading Life | The Hub

Is This Just Fantasy?: The Reading Life | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I loved the Graceling series, The Lunar Chronicles, and the Legend series:)

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Yves Bolduc, education minister, says schools have enough books

Yves Bolduc, education minister, says schools have enough books | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
School board administrators are disappointed with Education Minister Yves Bolduc's statements that children "wouldn't die" if libraries didn't buy new books.
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There are always new, current books that need to be added to libraries in order to best serve their students.

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Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - Review by Leah Pileggi

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - Review by Leah Pileggi | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Historical fiction only works for me when I am right there in the action. I have to feel and see and even smell that time and place in history. I have to hear it in the voices of the characters. RO...
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Love this book!

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Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News

Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to get your older patrons up to speed on the latest tech gadgets but short on staff time? There's a grant for that. Chronicle has a galley for every reader in its giveaway basket, and please note: it's time for teens to vote for their favorites from the YALSA Teens' Top Ten 2014 nominee list.
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Get your teens to read and vote!!!

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Two Books About Black Youth in America — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens

Two Books About Black Youth in America — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Two great titles about juvenile incarceration...must reads!

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a review of Caged Warrior

McCutcheon has been groomed since a very young age to be a prize winning fighter (something his father wasn’t able to accomplish) by a very controlling, evil, and selfish father. The one person McD would do anything for is his little sister, Gemma. Life doesn’t get much worse. Sitomer has crafted a disturbing, totally believable story about a young kid, who despite the odds, is able to hope for a better life for his little sister and himself, reach out for help, and try for a better life that includes an education and a family that includes love. Gritty Detroit could also be Philadelp...
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Gritty new book by Alan Sitomer, loved it!

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The Importance of Choice by Paige Ysteboe

The Importance of Choice by Paige Ysteboe | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
“Let your students read whatever they want.”   “Yes, graphic novels count as reading.”   “It’s ok that so-and-so chose a book below his/her grade level.  Students choose books that interest them, a...
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Paige's post is so true of so many of us!!! This summer I read more adult fiction than I have read in a very long time.  Now that I have a grandaughter I am reading more picture books too.  So, decide what suite you and READ, READ. READ!

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The Giver Movie: A Reader’s Perspective | The Hub

The Giver Movie: A Reader’s Perspective | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great post, can't wait to see the movie and weigh this author's thoughts.

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Good Books for Young Adults, Best Fiction Books Series, Teen Novels

Good Books for Young Adults, Best Fiction Books Series, Teen Novels | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Young Adult Mag is a topnotch book review website that also provides young adult literature, good recommended fiction books & novels for teens, popular & must read books for adults etc.
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OMG!!! THe 3rd book in the I Hunt Killers Series is coming out!!! I can't wait, loved the first 2 books:)

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a review of Goebbels: A Biography

a review of Goebbels: A Biography | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for the ARC, Goebbels by Peter Longerich. This book is a must for Holocaust libraries, academic, public and high school libraries. The research on Goebbels, Hitler, and their campaign against the Jews is extensive and exhaustive. Thanks to his journals, the reader learns what an insecure self-serving man Joseph Goebbels was and how this helped to catapult him to become the Minister of Propaganda in Hitler’s inner circle. His hatred of Jews was as virulent as Hitler’s and together they created the National Socialist Movement in Germa...
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Due Out in October!

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‘If I Stay’ Weighs Teenager’s Prospects After Horrific Crash

‘If I Stay’ Weighs Teenager’s Prospects After Horrific Crash | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
“If I Stay” hits the audience with a series of tragedies that ripple out from a car accident on a snowy Oregon road.
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NYT review of the movie, from the book, If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I liked what Jeniifer Hubert said about this book, " If you are dedicated YA reader, writer or lover of otherworldly romance with a healthy sense of humor, I can’t recommend this tome highly enough." Out in September at book stores!

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Jukebooks: Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier | The Hub

Jukebooks: Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I loved Born Confused, so I will definitely be putting this book which continues Dimple's Story on my TBR

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One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang | The Hub

One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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What a great interview! And he has a question for the next author, James Dashner, so you have that interview to look forward to; I loved Boxers and Saints and American Born Chinese.  If you haven't read them yet, please make the time.

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a review of Eternal Knight

a review of Eternal Knight | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Many thanks to Judy and Shelley Meier for lending and recommending this awesome, couldn't put it down book! Matt Heppe wove a compelling tale of Hadde (very strong female protagonist)who is a Huntress from Landomere and must venture out to another kingdom, Salador, to save her people from The Wasting. Her people won't survive the winter without her help; once she finds a orb that will bring much needed money to her starving, dying people, she sets off. What I enjoyed about this book was the differences in cultures, The people of Landomere live off the land in lush forests (when The Wast...
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A fantastic, gripping read!!!

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YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations Announced! | The Hub

YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations Announced! | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Here is the list and summaries of the 25 books teens need to read and vote on!!!

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Constructing a Life | A Conversation with Isabel Quintero

Constructing a Life | A Conversation with Isabel Quintero | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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A thoughftul post about what it is like to be a young girl growing up today...

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Novels in Verse, Literary Street Lit, and High-Interest Nonfiction | What’s Hot in YA

Novels in Verse, Literary Street Lit, and High-Interest Nonfiction | What’s Hot in YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Kekla Magoon’s How It Went Down about a black teen who is shot by a white man, is especially timely with recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and just the right title for young adults grappling with streaming headlines. And, a new book from the queen of verse novels, Ellen Hopkins, will entice fans of the format. The following fiction and nonfiction titles for teens will be perfect for late-summer reading and back-to-school shelf-browsing.
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There are so many new great titles, I can't wait to start reading these titles.

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a review of Fan Art

I picked up this ARC at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia. Jamie Peterson has come out to his mom and dad about being gay; but he has told no one in school. As a senior, he realizes he really cares for his best friend, Mason. To tell him or not, these are the questions Jamie wrestles with all year. A great book that really looks at the dynamics of friendship, family, being different. I loved the high school dynamics between friends, the school newspaper, the Gay Straight Alliance, and the realm of graphic design. The poems by students were awesome and the comics by Challis life changing a...
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Great new GLBT book, realistic and moving.

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The Monday Poll: The YA Classic You’d Like to See on the Big Screen | The Hub

The Monday Poll: The YA Classic You’d Like to See on the Big Screen | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Fallen Angels gets my vote, how about you?

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