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If you've been following the furore over "Divergent" this weekend, you probably know the scene I'm talking about.
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Mar 26, 2014 at 12:30pm | 148 comments

shoppables
Instead of just hot must-reads from recent years, this list is comprised of truly life-changing and genre-changing texts.
books
Because you know what, some of us like to sulk in the cabana and curse the bright glowing thing in the sky while we read.
books
Every time one of these op-eds is published, it serves as a reminder that children who experience hardship are freakish and weird, and that childhood should be a happy, unicorn and rainbow-filled place.
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Don’t put these on your to-read list and stare at the titles thoughtfully every now and then. Go out and obtain them, and then read them.
deep embarrassment
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If you’re tired of pawing over your copies of “The Hunger Games” while waiting for the movie release, here are some other dystopian YA series you may want to sink your teeth into.
young adult
"From one email to the next, I went from 'unagented writer, dejectedly planning next book' to 'book deal!' which was probably one of the most bizarre experiences in my life."
books
"I thought, wouldn’t it be fascinating to have a girl whose sex is so devalued she has to be declared male to live? What would her story be to self-discovery and acceptance?"
books
As a teenager, I thought of it as the book with "Ralph the penis.” Naturally, it was my favorite book of all time.
author interviews
"For 'Queen of Hearts,' I wanted to explore a woman who became a villain."
reading
From what I can see, the iteration of new adult that St. Martin’s Press appears to be pushing in its attempt to turn new adult into a thing is not going to sell well, because it’s not what people really want.
shoppables
books
Since I love you all, I thought I would share some of the books I’ll be reading in the coming months.
reading
They're extreme for totally different reasons, but what they all have in common is that they are ferociously good, and also wildly intense.
books
I have three dark and delectable reading recs for you this week.
books
In the world of "The Haven," teens lead a sheltered and regimented life within the boundaries of Haven Hospital and Halls, but there's a price.
young adult
"We have to move beyond the idea that queer characters and people of color can only exist in issue books; they can exist in all sorts of books, and they do."
shoppables
Here’s a roundup of five (okay, six) books featuring main characters (primarily protagonists) of color, primarily written by authors of color.
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"I’m doing this terrible thing, plotting these horrible deaths by day and promoting this sweet, sweet series by night."
young adult fiction
We’re ready for gay YA. We’re screaming for it. We’re talking about it.
shoppables
Today, I’m teasing, tantalziing, and enticing with five upcoming releases that I’m excited about -- and I think you will be too.