Behind the Book

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Behind the Book: Burned and The Heart of Feminism

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by Ellen Hopkins

Burned is, in part, a story about women forced into subservient roles by men whose religion feeds their conviction that females are not only inferior, but little more than possessions. In this all too real scenario, the alcoholic father physically and emotionally assaults his wife and daughters, believing it’s his absolute right to do so. […]

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Behind the Book: Avalanche

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by Melinda Braun

In Avalanche by Melinda Braun, two groups of teens—those waiting to be saved and those doing the saving—are in a race against time and a battle against Mother Nature after an avalanche traps them in an isolated cabin. It’s a thrilling and exciting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat! It’s […]

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Behind the Book: The Pledge

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by Kimberly Derting

The Pledge (currently a free read until November 28th) is a fantasy-dystopic novel set in the violent country of Ludania, where the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. Even the smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their own language can result […]

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Behind the Book – The Making of Dark Inside

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by Jeyn Roberts

Jeyn Roberts’s Dark Inside, currently one of our featured reads (read it here, available until November 14), celebrated it’s fifth anniversary last week. It’s a riveting post-apocalyptic story—or rather, an apocalyptic one, as it takes place during the apocalypse itself—in which four teens are forced to band together to survive as the world crumbles around […]

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Behind the Book: The Potion Diaries

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by Amy Alward

If you haven’t read The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward, you should. It’s kind of amazing (it’s also a free read until October 31st so you should get on it ASAP). The first time I read it I couldn’t stop talking about it! It reads like a fairy tale that’s fun, magical, and full of […]

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Two Road Trips—One Novel

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by Brendan Kiely

The Last True Love Story, the latest from Brendan Kiely, critically acclaimed author of The Gospel of Winter and co-author of All American Boys, has just gone on sale today (September 13)! A classic teen love story following two teens on a cross-country journey of the heart and soul, thematically The Last True Love Story […]

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Behind the Book: Irreversible

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by Chris Lynch

Printz Honor–winning author Chris Lynch’s acclaimed novel, Inexcusable, a National Book Award Finalist, celebrated it’s 10th anniversary in 2015 and the sequel, Irreversible, has just hit stores today (September 6)! If you’ve never read Inexcusable, we’re featuring it as a free read so there’s no better time than now! Read it while you can and […]

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