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Author Chat with Adele Griffin (Be True To Me), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Adele Griffin, author of  Be True To Me.   Read on for more about Adele and her book, plus a giveaway!         YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book? My inspiration for the story was my '70s babysitter, Maggie....
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Courtney
I really like the cover for this book. The colors and font are pretty. The synopsis sounds entertaining!
Friday, 16 June 2017 00:32
Dianna G.
The cover is quite pinworthy---I like the font very much. The synopsis sounds like things could get ugly, with competition over a ... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 22:47
Tasha
I've had my eyes on this book from the moment I first heard about it coming out a little back ago! I like the cover, but it's the ... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 02:54
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Author Chat with Erik Daniel Shein (Thunder: An Elephant's Journey) Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Erik Daniel Shein, author of  Thunder: An Elephant's Journey.   Read on for more about Erik and his book, plus a giveaway!            YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?    I saw a documentary on animal planet...
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Danielle Lynn
This sounds like a very cute and moving story. With so many poaching reports being circulated, this is definitely an important sub... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 13:39
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so beautiful! I think this book sounds like a fun adventure to go on.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:15
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Spotlight on Midnight At The Electric (Jodi Lynn Anderson), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Jodi Lynn Anderson's book,  Midnight At The Electric ! Read on for more about Jodi and her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Jodi Lynn Anderson ! Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, Tiger Lily, and the popular May Bird...
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John
The cover colors are quite sickly, but it might be interesting!
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:21
Dianna G.
I love the light and dark contrasts on the cover. The story line sounds complicated, but I would like to see how it all goes toge... Read More
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:28
Courtney
I love the cover. It's beautiful because the lights really stand out! I find the synopsis intriguing. I want to read for sure!... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 03:01
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Spotlight on The Gold-Son (Carrie Anne Noble), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Carrie Anne Noble's book,  The Gold-Son ! Read on for more about Carrie and her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Carrie Anne Noble ! In the wake of her checkered past as a theatre student, restaurant hostess, certified nurse aide, and...
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John
The cover is quite magical, and it sounds interesting!
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:20
Dianna G.
I'm so glad they didn't go with a rainbow and pot of gold on the cover! As for the summary, I think I'd find it hard to overcome t... Read More
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:25
Isabella Wojnarowicz
It looks sooo aesthetically pleasing, and it sounds even better!
Friday, 23 June 2017 00:41
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Author Guest Post with Adrienne Kress (The Door In The Alley), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Adrienne Kress's book,  The Explorers: The Door In The Alley ! Read on for more about Adrienne and her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!       ADRIENNE KRESS ON BEING A RELUCTANT READER The first time I ever heard the term “reluctant reader” was after...
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John
The cover is utterly gorgeous, and the synopsis intrigues as well!
Monday, 12 June 2017 13:23
Dianna G.
The cover is thrilling - love how it has movement right all around the art. I'm interested in reading this. My 6th grade students... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 20:46
McKenzie
This book seems like so much fun!!
Friday, 16 June 2017 16:06
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Elle Cosimano (The Suffering Tree), Plus Giveaway!!

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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  Elle Cosimano , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
The cover looks very intriguing, and the synopsis intrigues as well!
Monday, 12 June 2017 13:22
Patrick Peek
This cover is AWESOME! I cannot wait to read this book!
Monday, 12 June 2017 16:20
Dianna G.
Very cool cover - I love the artwork. The synopsis sounds freaky - I would hide if I saw a man crawl out of a tree!
Monday, 12 June 2017 20:39
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Kayla Olson (The Sandcastle Empire), Plus Giveaway!!

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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  Kayla Olson , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Danielle Hammelef
This cover is gorgeous and I think it matches well with the island setting of the book. I think the synopsis promises adventure, d... Read More
Saturday, 08 July 2017 15:50
Emily
I love this cover!
Monday, 10 July 2017 22:42
wendy rinebold
The cover is very cool and I like the sound of this story.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 20:26
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Author Guest Post with Virginia Macgregor, Plus Giveaway!

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Male Anorexia It was in my first teaching post that I came across male anorexia. I observed a boy I taught growing thinner and thinner. I remember him mentioning to me, proudly, how he’d spent a whole week surviving on nothing but a box of cereal: he could recite exactly how...
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Dianna G.
The cover isn't very impressive, and doesn't make me think of the story line as described in the summary. The synopsis sounds goo... Read More
Saturday, 10 June 2017 22:46
Aireanna Lesch
ok. First of all..IT HAS A GOAT IN IT!!!!!!!! I really like the topic that this book addresses although the cover of the book kind... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 11:43
Danielle Lynn
I think the cover is pretty simple but I do like the way the "wishes" are in the shape of a wishbone. Although, "wishes" remind me... Read More
Saturday, 08 July 2017 12:31
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Giveaway: HAUNT ME (US & Canada)

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Haunt Me (US & Canada) by: Liz Kessler Release Date: July 11, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Haunting and intensely romantic, Liz Kessler’s latest novel features a teen girl for whom falling in love could mean losing her heart — and maybe her life. When her family moves after...
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John
I think the cover is a bit sentimental, but the book sounds like it could be interesting!
Friday, 09 June 2017 20:18
Dianna G.
The cover is beautiful; the angle really sets it apart. I love the synopsis and immediately added this to my TBR list.... Read More
Saturday, 10 June 2017 22:43
Tasha
This book sounds like I need to own it immediately!! My favorite genre is YA paranormal type stories and I have to admit that book... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 02:12
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Author Chat with Kayla Olson (Sandcastle Empire), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Kayla Olson, author of  The Sandcastle Empire.   Read on for more about Kayla and her book, plus a giveaway!       YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book? My inspiration for The Sandcastle Empire came from a larger-than-life longing for...
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John
I think the cover is very green. Maybe too green. But who doesn't love wolves and beaches?
Thursday, 08 June 2017 15:48
Maria Malaveci
I love the cover. The cover makes me feel like the book is very mysterious.... thanks for the chance!
Thursday, 08 June 2017 18:36
Danielle Lynn
The cover leaves a bit to be desired. However, I've heard great things about this book and the plot sounds like it's going to be ... Read More
Friday, 09 June 2017 18:41
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