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Book List

Dual Perspective Round Up

by Casey Nugent

The point-of-view character is an all-important element in good storytelling. You need your central perspective to be the one that heightens the dramatic tension the most, the one that propels the reader along, the one that you care about. But sometimes, there are just too many characters in one book for there to be only […]

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Books that Hopped Over the Pond

by Casey Nugent

Fragile Like Us is sensitive, heartbreaking, and beautiful, and I was so glad to finally read it. It tells the story of Caddy, a sixteen-year-old girl who’s ready for her life to become more interesting and exciting. She meets Suzanne and is swept up in a close and consuming friendship with her. But Suzanne is […]

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10 Books About Discovering Who You Are

by Rashika Bahl

I’m of the belief that all YA novels are secretly coming of age novels, but there are definitely some that are extra helpful when you’re trying to figure out who you are. Feeling confused, angry, scared, sad, lost? There’s a book for that (and it’s way more helpful than an app, let me tell you). One book that […]

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12 Books for an Epic Summer Escape

by Janine Perez

Summer is by far my favorite season. For me, it means enjoying the sun, spending time by the pool, playing volleyball on the beach, hanging out with friends, and eating lots of dairy-free ice cream (shout out to my fellow lactose-intolerant people)! But summer isn’t without its faults. When I was younger, I occasionally found myself alone because a majority […]

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7 Awesome Illustrated Novels

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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5 Books Where the Love Interest Might Be Guilty

by Casey Nugent

In Rachele Alpine’s A Void the Size of the World, protagonist Rhylee has several problems. The first is that her sister, Abby, has disappeared. The second is that Abby disappeared because she caught Rhylee kissing Tommy — who’s Abby’s boyfriend. The third is that Rhylee likes Tommy, but the police strongly suspect that he might […]

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7 Rad Books Featuring Asian Protagonists

by Cindy Pon

When my debut novel, Silver Phoenix, released back in 2009, it was the only Asian fantasy out there and one of the few YA books that featured an Asian protagonist. Oh, how times have changed! I’m delighted to say that nearly a decade later, there are many more YA novels with Asian protagonists to choose from, […]

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10 Love Interests Who Are a Little Extra

by Sam Benson

People say that women are all about the drama, but everyone in the real world knows that the true drama lovers are guys. You can see it clearly in those male love interests. You know, the ones who are sarcastic, dramatic, exasperating, and just over the top—all the things that we love to hate in a hero. They’re the […]

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