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10 Things in Florida That Can Only Be Explained By Aliens

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by Julie Jarema

It should surprise no one that a story involving alien abduction and the end of the world would take place in Florida. Shaun David Hutchinson incorporates these bizarre, extreme conditions with a number of serious issues, including complex family relationships, depression, and bullying in We Are the Ants (extended excerpt available until May 29th). The novel is […]

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10 Weird Museums to Visit This Summer

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by Julie Jarema

Bailey Rydell basically wins the summer job lottery when her dad sets her up with a job at the Cave, the local tourist-trap museum mansion full of collections of antiques and oddities. Bailey would probably disagree, though, and consider it a terrible summer job. She not only has to sit in the sweaty Hotbox and […]

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7 Weird Ways to Die in YA

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by Janine Perez

  (SPOILERS AHEAD!)   In 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (which is a free read so if you haven’t read it, check it out ASAP), the main character’s mom dies when a horse falls on her from the sky. For reals. She gets CRUSHED BY A HORSE FALLING FROM THE SKY. It took me […]

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Beyond Weird: Strangest Gravestones

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by Julie Jarema

We can’t all live in a funeral home, drive a hearse, or give ghost tours like Megan Henske in the haunted, hilarious novel Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer. But we can all appreciate the elaborate headstones that exist in the world from the safety of our computer screens. Why would you just choose a marble […]

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