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7 Awesome Illustrated Novels

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by Sarah Jane Abbott

I’m just gonna say it: I like my books with pictures.  If kids can have awesome illustrations throughout their books, why can’t we?!  Luckily, there are lots of books out there for grown-ups that incorporate art in fun and exciting ways.  Here are some of my favorite books to read—and look at the pictures.

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10 Dashingly Good Books Set in England!

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by Sam Benson

Three years ago, I got the chance of a lifetime: to spend ten months living in England. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been obsessed with all things English. It started when I first read Harry Potter and only grew as I got older. As a teenager, I watched as much Doctor Who and […]

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Like Looking for Alaska? Try This!

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by Casey Nugent

Why? Boy follows Gavin Meeks, one of the cool kids at his high school. His life is an easy cycle of parties, snowboarding, girls, and easy-riding. But then Antoinette crash-lands at his high school. She’s different than most of the easy-going Evergreen High kids — she’s experienced tragedy first-hand, and she has a dark, dramatic […]

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Consequences in First We Were IV

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by Alexandra Sirowy

FIRST WE WERE IV is my third book (!), and though I’m always giddy over a new release, screaming from the rooftops that it’s my favorite project yet), FWWIV is special to me. It’s my rebel heart. Rebellion, a secret society, best friends, revenge, invention, and love braid together in FWWIV’s plot and race to […]

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Behind the Book: Two Roads from Here

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by Teddy Steinkellner

The newly released, Two Roads from Here by Teddy Steinkellner follows five high school seniors, through two different roads, and one life-changing decision. Teddy stopped by today to discuss some hard decision he, like his characters, had to make in his life. Stop by next week because Two Roads from Here might be an upcoming featured […]

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The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes: The Best Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

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by Jess Harold

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart. Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more… While Lock & Mori certainly isn’t conventional, author Heather W. Petty follows the longstanding tradition of […]

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Boy Stereotypes in Boy

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by Blake Nelson

In much of YA fiction there seems to be two kind of boy characters: 1) the sensitive, shy, cute (but doesn’t know it) dorky dude who mucks things up somehow and is then rescued in some way by a girl. Or 2) the more aggressive and douche-y type, who is either an uneducated bully, or […]

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What’s the Life of an Author Like?

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by Rachele Alpine

When I do school visits, one of the first questions I get asked is, “What is the life of an author like?” It’s a good question. History has often portrayed writers in the past as solitary people who are lost in their words and walk through life scrawling ideas down on scrap pieces of paper. […]

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7 Tales of Missing Sisters

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by Casey Nugent

I just finished Rachele Alpine’s novel A Void the Size of the World, and I am still in awe. The book follows Rhylee, who’s forced to grapple with her sister Abby’s disappearance. The thing is that Abby’s disappearance is indirectly Rhylee’s fault. Abby caught Rhylee kissing Abby’s boyfriend Tommy and fled into the woods heartbroken…and […]

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