Young Adult

Underated YA Books to Read This Pride Month

 

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Recommending books to teenagers during Pride month is always my favorite. As someone who reads and loves queer literature year-round, I love that there's an entire month every year where people are extra excited to get their hands on books about the LGBTQ+ community. We've all heard of Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, and while these are great books to start with, this year I wanted to share some of my favorite lesser known books to read this June.

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The Required Reading Remix

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Ah, required reading. How we all love to hate it. Regardless of how you feel about the books you read in high school, it's no secret that some of it can read as a bit dated. So, without any further ado, I present The Required Reading Remix, five young adult books recommended based on themes, settings, and characters found on many required reading lists, perfect for anyone looking to create their own summer reading list!

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Books That Toe the Line

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

When it comes to cartegorizing books, it's not always black and white. Some books are clearly aimed at younger readers, some are clearly aimed at adults. But what happens when that distinction isn't quite so clear? Whether you're an adult looking for something a bit quicker to get through or a teenager looking to branch out into some adult titles, here are some of my favorite crossover titles to check out.

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Return to Panem!

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Fans of The Hunger Games rejoice!  The return to Panem is almost here!

Suzanne Collins's The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the long-awaited prequel to the bestselling series, hits shelves on May 19th. This time, sixty-four years before Katniss Everdeen's fateful victory, we're following a eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow as he gears up to mentor the ill-fated female tribute from District 12.

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Interview with Liz Lawson

Thursday, April 19th, 2020

This week, we're so excited to bring you an interview with debut author Liz Lawson, where we talked about her brand new young adult title, The Lucky Ones, the books that shaped her, the best writing advice she's ever gotten, and more! Liz's debut novel is a hard-hitting contemporary story that follows May and Zach, two teenagers whose lives have both been changed forever in the aftermath of a school shooting. Tackling grief, survivor's guilt, and the terrifying reality that many teenagers face in America, The Lucky Ones is a must read.

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Q&A with Brittany Cavallaro

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

It's here! Author, poet and long-time friend of the store, Brittany Cavallaro so kindly sat down to answer all of the questions you left for us over on our social media. What songs did she write the Charlotte Holmes series to? What is she currently reading? Which of her books was the hardest for her to write? Check out the answers to all these questions and more!

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Watch That, Read This!

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

There's a part of me that truly believes that coming-of-age teen movies really are the universal language. Whether the movie is from 1982 or 2020, the teenage experience as depicted by Hollywood is universally entertaining, and with us all spending a bit more time inside, it may be a good time to go back and revisit some old favorites. Here's a list of books that you might enjoy based on the movies you already love.

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