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Mon
Jul 21 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: Goosebumps to Scare Again

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the inside scoop on bookish news, book deals, new releases and cover reveals for the YA genre!

This week covers the YA musical being penned by David Leviathan, a preview of Jack Black as R.L. Stine in Goosebumps, Stuff YA Readers Say, and more!

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Mon
Jul 14 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: New YA Adaptations on the Horizon!

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

In this week’s edition: Maximum Ride is being adapted as a YouTube mini series, another Mockingjay short launches on CapitolTV, JK Rowling brings the crew of Harry Potter back together for a short story, and James Dawson wins Queen of Teen!

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Tue
Jul 8 2014 12:30pm

Sometimes Love Just Isn’t Enough: Rainbow Rowell’s Landline

Rainbow Rowell Landline reviewGeorgie McCool is at the peak of her TV writing career with the news of the one show she and her best friend, Seth, had been dreaming about since they first started working together right out of college. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. The only problem is, she’d have to skip the family Christmas vacation to Omaha that’s been planned weeks in advanced. Neal, being the kind and loving husband that he is, doesn’t push her, but is visibly upset that Georgie considers staying behind in California, spending Christmas away from him and their girls. But what can she do? It really is the big break she’s been waiting for, the chance of a lifetime. But is it worth it?

While separated from her husband and children, Georgie contemplates her marriage and how she and Neal went from deeply in love to a shockingly tense relationship. Through the help of a “magical fucking phone”—as Georgie calls it—she’s able to communicate with Neal from the past before they were even engaged. I was fascinated by this premise and was anxious to get my hands on a phone like that. Alas, Target does not sell it.

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Mon
Jul 7 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: The Fall of the Great

Walter Dean Myers

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

Excuse us, we’re a little weepy for this week’s edition: World Book Night comes to an end, Walter Dean Myers passes, and Terry Pratchett battles Alzheimers.

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Mon
Jun 30 2014 3:40pm

The YA Roundup: With News from the Capitol!

Mockingjay Hunger Games YA Roundup

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the inside scoop on bookish news, book deals, new releases and cover reveals for the YA genre!

The week features a PSA straight from the Capitol, movie adaptation news for John Green and The Jungle Book, Stephen Colbert on YA, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize long list announced, death by cover reveals and more!

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Mon
Jun 23 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: JK Rowling Trolls Draco Supporters

YA Roundup Draco Malfoy

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the inside scoop on bookish news, book deals, new releases and cover reveals for the YA genre!

This week covers the end of Strange Chemistry, a particularly epic Harry Potter rap, JK trolling her Malfoy-loving fanbase, and more.

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Mon
Jun 16 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: The Fault In Our Stars Edition

YA Roundup the Fault in Our Stars

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the inside scoop on bookish news, book deals, new releases and cover reveals for the YA genre!

This week is our special John Green Edition, included despite being NOT scifi or fantasy but here to serve our YA readers regardless. It also means we’ll abuse the word “okay” at every given opportunity, okay? Okay.

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Mon
Jun 9 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: The YA Shame

The Hunger Games Katniss salute

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the inside scoop on bookish news, book deals, new releases and cover reveals for the YA genre!

This week covers Richard Dawkins’ fairy tales, Thailand protestors inspired by The Hunger Games, some literary snob-trolling, and a new trailer for The Giver!

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Mon
May 19 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: Escape From Gringott’s Turns Into “Harry Potter’s Back: The Ride!”

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

This week covers news of the Harry Potter movie cast reprising their roles, Octavia Spencer joining Insurgent, and Julianne Moore on her role as rebellion President Coin in the upcoming Mockingjay films.

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Mon
May 12 2014 4:00pm

The YA Roundup: Ban All the Books!

Ban All the Things

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

This week covers news of book bannings and protests because THINK OF THE CHILDREN, high schoolers self-publishing a book of poetry, and the possibility of a Harry Potter stage play?! Oh, happy day!

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Mon
May 5 2014 4:30pm

The YA Roundup: #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Dammit!

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

This week covers the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Twitter campaign (spoiler: it’s awesome), Rowling’s sentimental moment for the 16th Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, the attempted ban of Hop On Pop—apparently, it’s “dangerous”—and Meg Cabot’s return to the Princess Diaries series!

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Mon
Apr 28 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: The One with ALL the John Green

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

This week: Time Magazine recognizes John Green’s influence, Green comments on BookCon’s lack of diversity, a new The Fault in Our Stars teaser appears, Ansel Elgort talks about his role in The Fault in Our Stars—we’re starting to think we should just call this the John Green Roundup—and more YA adaptations are coming our way!

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Mon
Apr 21 2014 2:00pm

The YA Roundup: More Movie Trailers to Make You Cry

If I Stay Chloe Moretz

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

In this week’s edition: Movie trailers are coming out in a great rush as the If I Stay and Petals on the Wind trailers make their debut, and the ALA tabulates the most challenged books of 2013.

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Mon
Apr 14 2014 1:30pm

The YA Roundup: Life Without Archie

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre!

In this week’s edition: Archie finally kicks the bucket in his Life With Archie comic series, The Queen of Teen nominations are now open, The Giver featurette responds to fans’ concerns, and we remember a great YA author.

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Mon
Apr 7 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: Sherman Alexie’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the inside scoop on bookish news, book deals, new releases and cover reveals for the YA genre!

This week covers the banning of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the upcoming film adaptation of Eleanor and Park, and the recipients of some literary prizes for children’s and YA fiction.

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Fri
Apr 4 2014 1:00pm

Love Makes Us Such Fools: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Ava Lavender’s family has a history of tragic love stories. Her great-grandmother, Maman; grandmother, Emilienne; and mother, Viviane’s stories are all told through this generational saga exploring themes of love and love lost.

And then there is Ava, the girl born with wings, where the story truly takes shape. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is magical realism at its best.

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Mon
Mar 31 2014 5:00pm

The YA Roundup: Chloë Moretz Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

Welcome to the YA Roundup, the best source of movie news, bookish gossip, new releases and cover reveals from the YA genre.

This week is all about book-to-film adaptations: If I Stay, Paper Towns, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Petals on the Wind, and sadly, no more Percy Jackson films. We won’t judge you if you cry. Also, Divergent is kicking ass in book sales. Hazzah!

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Wed
Mar 26 2014 2:00pm

Living Up to the Hype: Divergent

Divergent movie review

I had my skepticism cap on as I went into the theater last Thursday night to see Divergent, convinced it would just be another movie that failed to live up to its hype. The influx of YA adaptations was beginning to feel like watching Hollywood butcher comic book films year after year: painful and awkward.

But with the release of The Hunger Games, there was a ray of hope that Hollywood could get it right and Harry Potter wasn’t just a fluke. Unfortunately, we had to suffer through the likes of City of Bones and Vampire Academy to get here, but Divergent has reaffirmed my faith. I won’t be running out to buy the DVD or anything, but I’d Redbox it.

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Mon
Mar 24 2014 3:00pm

The YA Roundup: Is The Giver the Next Divergent?

Welcome to the YA Roundup giving you the latest in YA news, releases and cover reveals.

This week covers reactions to The Giver’s first trailer, weekend box office report for Divergent, and even more Quidditch news.

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Mon
Mar 17 2014 2:00pm

The YA Roundup: More News From the Wizarding World

Welcome to the YA Roundup, giving you the skinny on all the latest happenings in YA Land. News, gossip, new releases, cover reveals! We’ve got you covered.

This week covers the history of Quidditch (Rowling’s just full of revelations lately), Scott Westerfeld’s newest novel based on NaNoWriMo, a new Divergent clip (as if we aren’t excited enough), and Lifetime’s plan for more V.C. Andrews adaptations.

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