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Author Chat with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Author Chat with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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  Contributed by Angela Blount    Greetings, YABC! Today we are pleased to welcome Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, authors of Illuminae (The Illuminae Files_01) . Their book presents a unique YA science fiction experience through an eclectic collection of literary mediums. Amie and Jay were kind enough to answer a few...
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Adria Cioabla
I adore the look of this book and everything about it looks beautiful . Plus the story seems kick ass. What is worse than ... Read More
Friday, 04 December 2015 14:05
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Love Letters to Literature #4

Love Letters to Literature #4
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  Contributed by Elizabeth Drake      Dear Roald Dahl, I grew up in a time before computers, before ebooks, and before Amazon delivery. The nearest bookstore was a four hour drive away.  I didn’t have much money and I didn’t have many friends.  What I did have was a tiny school library...
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Beverly
What a beautiful tribute to Roald Dahl. Well deserved.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:56
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What's New in YA--November 17, 2015

What's New in YA--November 17, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       In this latest novel from National Book Award finalist Martine Leavitt, a schizophrenic teen believes that Bill Watterson can save him from his illness if he creates one more Calvin & Hobbes comic...
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The Librarian's Corner--November 16. 2015

The Librarian's Corner--November 16. 2015
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  I don't know about you, but I am SUPER HYPED for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in just a couple of weeks! The Hunger Games movies have been some of the best book-to-movie adaptations ever done (in my opinion!) and I can't way to see Katniss...
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Author Top 5 with Max Brallier

Author Top 5 with Max Brallier
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  Today we welcome Max Brallier to YABC! Andrew's book,  The Last Kids On Earth , is filled with twists and turns, Oreos, and zombies! This post-apocalyptic graphic novel will leave readers delighted. Read on to learn a few things about Max, his book, his top five favorite fictional weapons, plus a...
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BookFanatic
Just the cover had me laughing, I can't wait to see whats in store.
Friday, 04 December 2015 19:38
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Author Chat with Becca Fitzpatrick

Author Chat with Becca Fitzpatrick
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Contributed by Kayla King    Today I'm sharing my interview with Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Dangerous Lies ! But first I'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Becca.  Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies , and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush,...
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Megan Elaine Schuyler
Philadelphia. I hope win! Loved the "Hush, Hush" series and cannot wait to get my hands on this! Been on my tbr shelf for months o... Read More
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:10
Kara S
Philly apparently -- definitely not the sticks where she's hiding out! Thanks for this great opportunity!
Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:53
Sky
I'm going to guess Philly lol
Friday, 13 November 2015 00:32
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Author Guest Post with Renee Collins

Author Guest Post with Renee Collins
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  Today, author Renee Collins is discussing some of our favorite things here at YABC today: writing, Harry Potter, and her own book,  Until We Meet Again .        Meet Renee.  Renee Collins grew up on a beach in Hawaii. Sadly, she never met anyone from the past on...
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What's New in YA--November 10, 2015

What's New in YA--November 10, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!      Laura Lettel is the most beautiful girl in the world. . . and Andrew’s not-so-secret infatuation. Now he’s leaving high school behind and looking ahead to a fresh start at college and distance from...
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Author Chat with Beth Vrabel

Author Chat with Beth Vrabel


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  Contributed by Hannah Hudson     Hello YABCers! I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Beth Vrabel, author of A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE. Her book is about the delightful, heartfelt journey of Alice as she learns about her new town and its residents. Beth was kind enough to...
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Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins

Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins
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  Contributed by Kayla King    Today I'm sharing my interview with Ellen Hopkins, author of Traffick ! But first I'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Ellen.  Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank , Burned , Impulse , Glass...
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Kara S
Yes, my instinct is that it comes from the verb trafficking, pretty intuitively -- trading in human beings.
Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:37
Sky
I'm going to go ahead and assume that it's spelt that way because the book will be dealing with illegal trafficking.
Friday, 13 November 2015 00:24
Linda Romer
Because the Book is about Illegal Trafficking. Thank you
Friday, 13 November 2015 15:15
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