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One of the most popular resolutions people make at the start of every new year is to eat healthier and maybe hit the gym once or twice. But what do you do when your new favorite book ends on a cliffhanger or your OTP goes in separate directions? Your first instinct may be to break out the chocolate bars, but food blogger Lindsey Smith has some other ideas. In EAT YOUR FEELINGS, Lindsey looks at ways to eat healthy food based on what people tend to crave the most during heightened emotional states. In this post, you can find one of her favorite recipes that is shared in the book.
One of our most highly-anticipated releases this summer is BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME: 13 Tales of Villainy, a collection of short stories edited by Ameriie. In these 13 short stories written by 13 amazing young adult authors, readers get to see the villain's side of every story --- for better or for worse. At the end of each story, 13 BookTubers break down the themes, character arcs and motifs that make each one deliciously devious. In this post, Teen Board Member Reanna H., who reviewed BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME, shares the playlist she created of songs to accompany each story.
The YA community has been buzzing about “13 Reasons Why,” the Netflix show based on the YA book of the same name by Jay Asher. Since the show's release, it has been given a trigger warning and was recently renewed for a second season (you can see some spoilers here). Because the show touches upon so many difficult topics, including suicide, sexual assault and self-injury, some parents and teachers feel that it is not safe for teens to watch alone, especially if they have a history of depression. While reading about the controversies, I stumbled upon this article where teens shared their views on the show and what they wished adults would learn from it. With their responses in mind, I asked our Teen Board members how they felt. You can read their thoughts below.
Who John Green: New York Times bestselling author of LOOKING FOR ALASKA, AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES, PAPER TOWNS, WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON and, of course, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
The Alternative Press Expo in San Jose, California, took place on a beautiful day where the golden light was like something out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. On October 8 and 9, 2016, The San Jose Convention Center was the scene of yet another great APE get-together. The Alternative Press Expo is the premier show for authors and artists in an intimate venue offering visitors lots of opportunities to meet with exhibitors previewing new and newish contributions to the comic medium with dips into every genre. In the words of APE’s creator, Dan Vado, “APE was created for people who have the need, for people who would create what they create even when there is zero money and a minuscule audience...” Artists who bring “passion, energy and love...to their craft and the media of comics.”
The Basics Title: LONER Author: Teddy Wayne Published: September 13, 2016 Other books: THE LOVE SONG OF JOHNNY VALENTINE, KAPITOL
I marked the day on my calendar. I looked over the program. I circled the names that intrigued me the most. I asked my mom for money to buy all the things I wanted. I was denied the excessive budget I felt I deserved. I reassessed and narrowed down my list. I was ready.
Many of our readers are just entering high school, starting college, or somewhere in between. For those of you in-betweeners, you've probably heard a lot about the summer after high school, the one where everything has the potential to change. In author Jane Ozkowski’s novel, WATCHING TRAFFIC, 18-year-old Emily has just finished high school, but has no idea what she should do next. As she tries to figure out who she is, her story is accompanied by witty, sharp descriptions of small-town life, dealing with tragedy and coming of age. In this post, Jane Ozkowski describes the potential of the summer after high school graduation and why it makes for such compelling stories.
January 27, 2016

Woman Crush Wednesday: Looking Ahead to 2016

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Welcome to our first #wcw of 2016! With just a few weeks under our belts, this round we're featuring the women we're looking forward to reading this year! Be it a new title by our favorite author set for release in the coming months, revisiting our favorite literary heroines to motivate us for the year ahead, finally picking up that recommendation or that classic we've always been meaning to get into, or looking forward to a totally new story we've heard about --- we're excited about the literary ladies we'll get to experience in 2016! Here's hoping that this year encourages even more diverse, complex and exciting girls and women in literature and beyond.