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#11 Young Adult… Starring Charlize Theron

I watched this the other night with a few friends and it wasn’t that great. Now, I was slightly inebriated while doing so, but I could still comprehend the plot. So, here are my thoughts: It’s one of those movies … Continue reading

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#10 “The Tough Stuff”

Let me start off this blog by saying, I had a wonderful 21st birthday this weekend. Anyway, now I’d like to cover a couple of books dealing with what most mentoring adults we know would call “the tough stuff,” when … Continue reading

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#9 YA Cinema

With the film adaptation of the epic dystopian novel, The Hunger Games, coming out in theaters this Friday, I thought it might be fitting to talk about a couple of other great young adult books made into movies. Personally, I … Continue reading

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#8 Queer Literature

The picture above shows the queer young adult novels in my personal library. I know the word turns you off. Queer. Gay. LGBT. Homosexual. Transgender. Some of you may not agree with many issues revolving around those communities. And I … Continue reading

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# 7 Interview with a YA Literature Teacher

I’ve stated before on this blog that I’ve been interested in young adult literature for a very long time, but I had never studied the genre in depth or looked a young adult novel very critically until a few years … Continue reading

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#6 YA Love

I refused to write this blog the week of the 14th because that would be ridiculously predictable. But I feel like it needs to be written. There’s a lot of love going around in the young adult genre. I’ve talked … Continue reading

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#5 Dystopian Fiction

“The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.” This quote is the first sentence of one of the first young adult novels I ever read, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. The first in a trilogy, Uglies is a story about … Continue reading

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