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I get it already. I do. Seriously, I do not need to read one more book about painfully detailed wardrobes and how the main character just can’t decide between those two boys, and thinking is hard, and oh gee whiz, … Continue reading
VOTE NOW through March 25 for the final two contending titles! The competition is getting fierce in the March Madness Teen Book Tournament! We’ve had some epic upsets and some crushing defeats. Even though “The Grimm Legacy” was knocked out … Continue reading
Will it end with a bang or a whimper? Will it end in fire? Or maybe ice, as in”After the Snow” by S.D. Crockett. “The Way We Fall” by Megan Crewe tells the story of a world decimated by a … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: A dystopian take on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story? Yes, please! What it’s about: Araby Worth lives in a land decimated by a plague. The rich are protected by porcelain masks and the poor are … Continue reading
Who’s starved for a good book? ‘Cause I have a list that is sure to satisfy! In “Stir It Up!” by Ramin Ganeshram, 13-year-old Anjali dreams of hosting a televised cooking show featuring foods based on her Hindi and Trinidadian … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: I’ll admit it, I picked it up because the cover was pretty. But I checked it out because it’s dystopian and I found out there’s a television show it in the works based on the … Continue reading
Hold on to your popcorn, movie-lovers, it’s going to be a busy year! Here are some upcoming films that have been adapted from popular teen novels: What’s a girl like Emma Watson to do now that the Harry Potter saga … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: Is there anyone not talking about this trilogy? Plus, the sequel, Insurgent, comes out in May. Why I liked it: This story has it all: pulse-pounding action, a harsh dystopian world set in a ruined … Continue reading
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Why I Checked It Out: Because I am trying to read something other than dystopian fiction. Why I Liked It: You are engulfed from the first page in deft storytelling. I read this … Continue reading