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Five Things YA Books Get Wrong

1. High School Cliques

Going to the cafeteria for lunch in a YA book is like walking into the jungle. Everyone has a group and a table where they belong, and it’s survival of the fittest out there. 380 more words

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Where the hell have I been?

Hello! I feel like I have to do a whole new introduction on here because it’s been far too long.

This poor blog has been so neglected lately. 407 more words


Top 7 Reasons to Read Middle-Grade

A good story transcends age.

Older readers may fear the stigma of being seen with a book marketed toward middle schoolers, but if a plot is interesting, a world inviting, or a character appealing, they will resonate with readers regardless of age.   523 more words

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Discussion Post: Shakespeare for Children and Teens?

Recently I have been looking into Shakespeare adaptations for youth, anything from picture books to young adult novels, and it seemed to me that a disproportionate amount of these adaptations are of the same plays: … 571 more words


How did you come up with your blog name?

This post was inspired by a similar discussion in my friend Sandy’s blog, Pirate Penguin Reads. I got her permission to also talk about how I named my blog because it’s an interesting topic for all bloggers. 347 more words

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Discussion Post: What Makes You Finish (or Give Up On) a Series?

When I was in middle school and high school, I finished just about every book series I started reading. Unless I was seriously bored by a first or second book, I don’t think it even often occurred to me to stop reading a series intentionally. 494 more words

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