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8 YA Books That Are Better Than the Sex Talk

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 4, 2014
Learning about the birds and the bees is a necessary rite of passage for every adolescent human—which, unfortunately, does absolutely nothing to... More  →
8 YA Books That Are Better Than the Sex Talk

No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

By Janet ManleySeptember 3, 2014
I got a bit excited yesterday answering some of the ridiculous claims Serious Growns have made about YA fiction—generally that... More  →
No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

YA Novels That Are a Barrel of Laughs AND Real AND Awesome

By Janet ManleySeptember 2, 2014
Are young-adult novels just silly, immature, dystopian tear-jerkers with no literary value? THAT'S WHAT THE OLDS ARE SAYING. Pfffffft. The reason the Growns are... More  →
YA Novels That Are a Barrel of Laughs AND Real AND Awesome

LGBTQA Characters in YA: Have We Moved Beyond "Best Friend" Territory?

By Josh PeriloSeptember 1, 2014
As much as Dragon Con is about Steampunk and Joss Whedon, it is also about providing a platform to discuss issues, large... More  →
LGBTQA Characters in YA: Have We Moved Beyond
You Are Going to Ship Mia and Adam So Hard After You See <i>If I Stay</i>

You Are Going to Ship Mia and Adam So Hard After You See If I Stay

By Janet ManleyAugust 19, 2014
WE CAME, WE SAW, WE ALMOST DETACHED OUR TONSILS TRYING NOT TO CRY. You, Sparklers, are going to love If I Stay, which arrives... More  →

Our Ten Favorite Quotes About Love From YA Novels

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 28, 2014
One reason reading about love in YA books is so gratifying is that it is usually the first love for the characters.... More  →
Our Ten Favorite Quotes About Love From YA Novels
35 Signs You Are a YA Villain

35 Signs You Are a YA Villain

By Brandon SpecktorJuly 16, 2014
We all harbor dark thoughts from time to time. Stand by your friends at orientation, or bad-mouth them to impress some cool... More  →
30 Signs You Are a YA Protagonist

30 Signs You Are a YA Protagonist

By Brandon SpecktorJune 10, 2014
Every teen has to deal with the daily adventure of their changing body, their unpredictable brain, and an increasing suspicion that the... More  →