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There is voltage in this work. That’s what really turned me on to YA fiction.
shoppables
Instead of just hot must-reads from recent years, this list is comprised of truly life-changing and genre-changing texts.
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"I’m doing this terrible thing, plotting these horrible deaths by day and promoting this sweet, sweet series by night."
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As a teenager, I thought of it as the book with "Ralph the penis.” Naturally, it was my favorite book of all time.
shoppables
I continue to be fascinated with questions and issues that form the core of the "Starglass" duology: feminism, identity, trauma, religion, heroism. And girls -- messy, complicated, real, and dynamic girls.
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."
young adult
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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

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"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
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.
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.
author interviews
"For 'Queen of Hearts,' I wanted to explore a woman who became a villain."
shoppables
Sirens is a small conference with a very intimate feel where you really have a chance to meet and talk with readers, writers, literary agents, editors, and more, and the size makes it very cozy and comfortable.
shoppables
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."
author interviews
"Nobody ever asks me what the most played song on my iPod is. Which is strange, because it strikes me as an obvious one to ask a music obsessive."
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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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.
shoppables
Today, I’m teasing, tantalziing, and enticing with five upcoming releases that I’m excited about -- and I think you will be too.
young adult fiction
We’re ready for gay YA. We’re screaming for it. We’re talking about it.
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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.