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The YA Roundup: YALLFest Announces West Coast Sister Event, YALLWest

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 a new west coast YA event, a trio of hilarious Hunger Games parody songs, one famous author’s failed attempts at writing YA as a teenager, and upcoming adaptions for The Scorpio Races, Tiger’s Curse, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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The YA Roundup: Muppet Potter, R.L. Stine’s Twitter Horror Story, and More!

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 “Furry Potter and the Goblet of Cookies,” R.L. Stine’s Twitter horror story, John Green’s contribution to the We Need Diverse Books campaign, the final Mockingjay, Part 1 trailer, and the flop that is Rebels: City of Indra!

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The YA Roundup: Learn History Entirely Through Young Adult Books

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 new Harry Potter material from J. K. Rowling, the ramping up of the We Need Diverse Books campaign, and an infograph that separates out YA books by the century of history that they depict!

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YA Round Up: Villain Cast for The Maze Runner Sequel

Welcome to the YA Roundup, keeping you in the know with the latest YA news, book deals, releases and cover reveals!

This week covers more YA news for the follow-up to The Maze Runner, plus casting rumors for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and some Harry Potter fan fiction with a Christian twist. Yup. We couldn’t make this stuff up even if we tried.

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The YA Roundup: Frozen‘s Expanding Empire

Welcome to the YA Roundup, your one stop shop to everything YA: publishing news, movie updates, new releases and cover reveals. Psst… It’s OK to read YA.

In this week’s round up: Frozen 2 is heading to book stores and not movie screens, another Vampire Academy movie may be on the way (we resist the urge to use puns…and fail), and Christopher Walken joins the cast of The Jungle Book.

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Dangerously Awkward: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Mortal Danger is the cheerful story of Edith, a girl torturously bullied to the brink of suicide by her classmates. Her life is saved by a handsome boy with a Faustian deal granting her the power to get revenge, in exchange for a later, undisclosed, repayment. With taglines like, “Revenge is a dish best served cold!” and the focus of the summary on Edith’s quest for retribution, one could be forgiven for tackling this book with the expectation that they’re reading a modern Carrie-style revenge fantasy.

It seems base to complain about a book for being responsibly complex on the issue of bullying. I bet it’s rare that people are annoyed with an author for creating a detailed, thoughtful narrative which was more evolved than Bad-Guy-Go-Boom. Or characters who are too relateable, so that each one gives you a tinge of pain when they go. The problem is, when you empathise with all the bad guys, there’s no enjoyment in their ultimate demise, which robs the book of its promising draw.

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The YA Roundup: Supernatural Fandom Gets Pushy

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, Lauren DeStefano incurs the wrath of Supernatural fans, a teenager gets a letter from Dumbledore, Marvel dips into YA Literature, George R.R. Martin republishes his children’s novel, John Green relinquishes the top spot on the bestsellers list (GASP), and so much more!

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