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Film Diverse Books! 7 Movie-Ready YA Novels

Film Diverse Books! 7 Movie-Ready YA Novels

The box office success of Crazy Rich Asians (the sequel has already been announced!) has the interwebs a-twitter with discussions of how one movie with a fabulous all-Asian cast has increased diverse representation in Hollywood. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, released just two days later on Netflix, features a trio of Korean-American sisters and […]

We Love You, Laura Jean: YA Romance with Secrets, Family, and Heart

We Love You, Laura Jean: YA Romance with Secrets, Family, and Heart

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before starts streaming on Netflix on August 17. The film—whose trailer (above) has accrued more than four million views at the time of this writing—began as a 2015 novel from Jenny Han, which imbues a night-sweat inducing scenario (all your secret crushes find out!) with humor, charm, and swoon-worthy romance. […]

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Reviews of the Week with David Levithan, Lauren Oliver, Amy Stewart and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Levithan, Lauren Oliver, Amy Stewart and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from July 30–August 3 below. Monday, July 30  Broken Things, by Lauren Oliver Summer is the troubled sun around which Mia and Brynn revolve, and the three […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE

From UK author Lauren James (The Next Together series) comes a new intergalactic romantic thriller, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. Published in the UK in September 2017 by Walker Books, The Loneliest Girl arrives in the US from HarperTeen next month. Sixteen-year old Romy, the orphaned daughter of two astronauts and the sole survivor […]

Graphic Gems: Novels, Story Collections, and Memoirs for Adults

Graphic Gems: Novels, Story Collections, and Memoirs for Adults

While I’m addicted to various manga series (click here and here for some of my favorites), I’ve also discovered the satisfaction of single-volume graphic titles offering that perfect balance of fascinating narrative and gorgeously complementary, enhancing art. From goofy to haunting, comforting to challenging, and so much more, don’t miss these recent(-ish) standouts. Boundless, by […]

More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

We all deserve a good romcom. Luckily, Love, Simon, the hotly anticipated movie based on Becky Albertalli’s well-loved YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is now in theaters. The film’s marketing went all-in on the coming out angle, as Simon is the first big teen romcom with a gay lead, but front-and-center queerness isn’t the book’s only […]

Further Reading: Teen Activists

Further Reading: Teen Activists

  In the days since they survived unspeakable tragedy, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have dominated the headlines for their remarkable transformation from victims to outspoken activists. Celebrate the kids from Parkland with these empowering YA and middle-grade books about teens who rally for positive change. (The titles are linked to their […]

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Top YA Authors Reveal Favorite YA Novels
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Top YA Authors Reveal Favorite YA Novels

Over the last year, one of the ways in which Booklist has celebrated #50YearsofYA was by publishing essays from YA luminaries about their love of young adult fiction. As part of the piece, each shared their top YA titles. Their choices are as follows; we’ve linked the author’s name back to their essay and, when possible, […]

The State of the YA Novel: 2017
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The State of the YA Novel: 2017

  This article, the last in our series celebrating #50YearsofYA, originally appeared in the December 1 issue of Booklist.       After countless interviews, features, guest essays, live events, and more, Booklist’s yearlong 50 Years of YA celebration is drawing to an end. But before we hand out diplomas, let’s convene a roundtable on what’s […]

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YA Twitter Explodes over Film Adaptations

YA Twitter Explodes over Film Adaptations

For the last few days, some big names in YA Twitter have been setting the record straight about how much control they have over the marketing of their own books. Angie Thomas—whose blockbuster 2017 novel, The Hate U Give, is presently being made into a movie—lead the charge: Authors. Don't. Control. Movie. Castings. — Angie […]

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