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What's New in YA ~ April 18th, 2017

What's New in YA ~ April 18th, 2017
Are you wondering what's new in  YA today? Check out these  wonderful new releases!         How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never h......
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Featured Review: Outward Blonde (Trish Cook)

Featured Review: Outward Blonde (Trish Cook)
About This Book: Sixteen-year-old Lizzie Finkelstein is a hard-partying socialite who lives a charmed life with her mother in Manhattan. After a public drunken sexual escapade results in both an arrest and an embarrassing viral video online, Lizzie’s parents stage a late night intervention. Lizzie finds herself whisked away to Utah t......
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Headspace: Book Recs Featuring Mental Illness

Headspace: Book Recs Featuring Mental Illness
Growing up we all struggle. And that is normal. But some people might experience mental health issues. Problems that can’t be fixed with a good movie, crying with your best friend and chocolate ice cream. There are so many young adults experiencing mental health issues yet there is still a very b......
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls), Plus Giveaway!!
Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!     Introducing Nicole Castroman, YABC's Author of the Week!! Nicole was lucky enough to......
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John
I especially like the ship in the bottle cover, and these sound like exciting books!
Monday, 17 April 2017 20:25
Susan Light
Love how the covers match!
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:38
kim p
I like the first cover the best. It definitely gives me a great idea what type of book this is. And I also agree it's great that t... Read More
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ April 17th, 2017

YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ April 17th, 2017
Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the newest weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading......
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Featured Review: Wild Lily (K.M. Peyton)

Featured Review: Wild Lily (K.M. Peyton)
About This Book: It's the 1920s - cars and aeroplanes are new. Lily Gabriel is 13 years old - she's scruffy and confident and takes no nonsense from anyone. Antony is 17 - he's rich, spoiled and arrogant and Lily is completely and utterly - no nonsense! - in love with......
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Easter Themed Children's Books + Giveaway!!

Easter Themed Children's Books + Giveaway!!
    Happy Easter !!   YABC is excited to bring you four recommendations for the perfect children's book to get your little one excited about this special holiday! Easter is a perfect time to spend time with your children and celebrate old traditions or make new traditions that your children......
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I would most like to see "Otter Loves Easter!"...! Thank you for asking!
Saturday, 15 April 2017 22:29
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Giveaway: THE DEAD INSIDE

Giveaway: THE DEAD INSIDE
The Dead Inside: A True Story by Cyndy Etler Release Date: April 4, 2017 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book For readers of Girl Interrupted and Tweak, Cyndy Etler’s gripping memoir gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of her sixteen months in the notorious "tough love" program the A......
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Featured Review: Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg

Featured Review: Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg
About This Book: The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight and earner of three starred reviews, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green. Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at......
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Featured Review: Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian

Featured Review: Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian
About This Book: Taking a hard look at the societal conventions that constrain teenage girls, William C. Morris Award finalist Carrie Mesrobian tells one girl’s story with bracing honesty and refreshing authenticity. By her senior year of high school, Rianne has exhausted all the fun there is to have in small t......
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