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True Crime Stories to Keep You Up at Night

by Diego Molano Rodriguez

Last week marked the premiere of the new SIMON TRUE series, a non-fiction YA series easily summed up by the series tagline: “Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.” The series launched with two titles, each equally riveting true stories: Deep Water, in which a Coronado swim team is recruited by an old coach for drug runs […]

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Shakespeare According to Tumblr

by Julie Jarema

Do you find it difficult to relate to life according to a 16th century English playwright? Never traded places with your twin brother just to mess with the entire town? Never been so blind to reality that you actually went blind? Never acted a little crazy after your uncle tried to poison you and then […]

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Tarot Trouble

by Diego Molano Rodriguez

A few days ago, I found myself exploring the bowels of our stockroom, when I came upon a forgotten promo item – Shadowhunter’s Tarot Cards! The tarot is the basis for every major card game in the world. It is comprised of 56 minor arcana (similar to the 52 cards in your typical Bicycle deck, […]

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My Predictions: The Adjustment

by Jill Hacking

I’m really good at predicting plots. Like, so much so that my roommate doesn’t binge watch stuff with me anymore because I always call the thing right before it happens (Cause I’m the worst. Sorry roommate!). So, prepare yourselves because I am going to take a whack at The Adjustment. My credentials: I have read […]

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Nineteen Times We Didn’t Deserve Tim Federle

by Keri Horan

If you are unfamiliar with Tim Federle, pause for a second and follow him on Twitter. If you don’t have a Twitter, make one just so you can follow him. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Tim is the author of several books, including The Great American Whatever (a FANTASTIC young adult book we just […]

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5 Stories of Split Paths

by Sarah Jane Abbott

Robert Frost famously wrote, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler.” But what if we could travel both? It’s fascinating to think about how your life might be different if you’d made different decisions. It’s mind-blowing to think about how each individual decision has shaped […]

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7 Ways to Keep Pirates in Your Life After Reading Blacksouls

by Jess Harold

Does anyone care to explain to me why the pirate genre is so underserved?? According to those of us that read and loved Nicole Castroman’s Blackhearts and Blacksouls, we really don’t see enough buccaneering out in the world. Thankfully, Blackhearts and Blacksouls are featured reads until April 24th, so you can catch up on Teach’s rise to […]

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10 Weird Museums to Visit This Summer

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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