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Author Chat with Ruth Freeman (One Good Thing About America), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Ruth Freeman, author of  One Good Thing About America.   Read on for more about Ruth and her book, plus a giveaway!       YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book? In two words: my students. I walked into my...
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Dianna G.
I really like the subject of this book. In fact, for some kids -- moving to a new state can feel like moving to a new country! T... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:05
Danielle Lynn
The cover is unlike many middle-grade books I've seen. It isn't cheesy or childish. It's actually quite pleasing. The synopsis so... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 17:06
Kelly G
The cover is interesting and the book sounds intriguing!
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:07
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Author Chat with Melissa Savage, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Melissa Savage, author of  Lemons.   Read on for more about Melissa and her book, plus a giveaway!   1.       What gave you the inspiration to write this book? Reading has been a life guide for me ever since I was a young child. It...
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John
What a fun, delightful cover! Thanks for the details!
Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:26
Shelly Hart
This looks and sounds so cute!!!
Friday, 19 May 2017 13:37
Dianna G.
The cover really doesn't strike me as interesting, but I read about this book on another blog (Book Hounds, I think) and the summa... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:01
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Penguin Young Readers Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: And We're Off (Dana Schwartz)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Dana Schwartz's And We're Off !   Read on for more about Dana, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                 Meet Dana Schwartz !     Dana Schwartz is a writer whose work has...
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Julie Daniels
I loved this interview and loved learning more about Dana Schwartz! Especially after seeing this book around online so much lately... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 17:55
Megan Coppadge
I loved getting to know more about Dana Schwartz. Thanks for the interview! ... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 20:04
Penny Olson
I am really excited to read And We're Off. Thanks for the post!
Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:05
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Author Chat with Christina June, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Christina June, author of  It Started With Goodbye.   Read on for more about Christina and her novel, plus a giveaway! 1.) Who is your favorite character in the book?   I love them all, even the difficult ones! An easy answer, though, is Blanche,...
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Delaney
I'm soooo excited for this book and I think the cover is so pretty!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:13
John
The cover art is calm, the synopsis is intriguing!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 21:37
Mindy
I love this cover & the synopsis makes me really want to read it!!
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:24
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Umberland (Wendy Spinale)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Wendy Spinale's    Umberland   Read on for more about Wendy, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                 Meet Wendy Spinale !     I must admit, I have lived an extraordinary life and...
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Author Chat with Alys Arden (The Romeo Catchers), Excerpt and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Alys Arden, author of  The Romeo Catchers.   Read on for more about Alys, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!      YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?  New Orleans. New Orleans is imagination running amuck, not just because of...
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John
The cover has some bluish shades to it. The synopsis makes it sound intriguing!
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:23
Ashley Kemp
I'm way too excited for this sequel!!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:29
Lily M.
I think the cover is very pretty ... Read More
Monday, 15 May 2017 07:20
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Author Chat with Chris Bradford, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Chris Bradford, author of  Bodyguard: Ransom (Book 4).   Read on for more about Chris and his books, plus a giveaway!   • After the success of your Young Samurai books, you’ve brought us the modern story of Connor Reeves. Which do you prefer writing--...
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John
The cover design has lovely colors, and the synopsis appears to be free of errors!
Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:49
Heidi Wong
The cover is simply lovely and cool, just like the book's synopsis.
Friday, 05 May 2017 13:53
Lily M.
It would be awesome to get to read this book, the cover really catches your attention ?
Monday, 08 May 2017 05:52
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Author Chat with Jenny Han, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Jenny Han, author of  Always and Forever, Lara Jean   Read on for more about Jenny and her novel, plus a giveaway!   Q: Why do you think you're interested in writing books for young adults? A: I’ll always be drawn to stories about young...
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John
The cover design has lovely colors, and the synopsis appears to be free of errors!
Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:49
Tiffany Engler
I love the cover to this entire series! Not gonna lie, I haven't read any of them yet!
Friday, 05 May 2017 11:42
Ishal Dave
I love all the covers of the series. The combination of white and pink looks great! Really excited to finish the series and the sy... Read More
Saturday, 06 May 2017 14:59
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Author Chat with Melissa de la Cruz, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Melissa de la Cruz, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with  Melissa de la Cruz, author of  Alex & Eliza.   Read on for more about Melissa and her novel, plus a giveaway!   1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   Melissa: After seeing Hamilton in New York, my daughter was obsessed...
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John
The cover design is nice, although I hear that it's questionable whether Hamilton ever liked women. The synopsis is excellent in ... Read More
Friday, 28 April 2017 22:02
Tiffany Engler
This book looks so good!!!
Sunday, 30 April 2017 09:07
Shelly Hart
Sounds good!Love the cover!!
Thursday, 04 May 2017 22:09
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Author Chat with Marlene Perez (Forward Into Darkness)!

Author Chat with Marlene Perez (Forward Into Darkness)!



Today we're excited to chat with  Marlene Perez, author of  Forward Into Darkness!.   Read on for more about Joanne and her novel!         YABC:  Love your world building that is complete with hybrids, mystery, and secrets. What inspired you when coming up with this world? A long...
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