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February 28, 2011

This Week's New Releases

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Coming out this week is I AM J, a story of a boy born in a girl's body and his journey of self-discovery.  Also NUM8ERS continues in TH3 CHA0S -- Adam inherits his mother's unwanted gift and can see the date a person will die, only too many people to go unnoticed will die on January 1, 2027.
February 25, 2011

Lisi Harrison: Saying Goodbye to The Clique

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Today's guest author, Lisi Harrison --- known for her Clique books --- blogs for Teenreads about wrapping up such a popular series. Mainly, the WHYs behind it all. We want to know!
February 24, 2011

Tim Tharp: On Writing Realistic Characters

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February 22, 2011

Kim Marcus: Things That Got Me Though Writing EXPOSED

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EXPOSED, a novel in free verse (unrhyming poetry) by debut author Kim Marcus, is out this week.
February 22, 2011

This Week's New Releases

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This week we have, again, a really exciting group of new releases --- EXPOSED by Kimberly Marcus and ORCHARDS by Holly Thompson are both verse novels (written like books by Ellen Hopkins and others), and for poetry lovers out there, you'll love these. THE IRON THORN is also out this week, about 16 year old Aoife, a girl born into a family where at 16, everyone goes crazy.
February 19, 2011

Inside the Edwards Award

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On Monday, January 10, 2011, the American Library Association announced the Youth Media Awards, including the Margaret A.
February 18, 2011

Silas House: ELI THE GOOD

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For today's blog post we have Silas House here, writing about why he gave his book ELI THE GOOD that particular title, especially when it would seem (as many of you all have pointed out), maybe Eli isn't that good!  As soon as my novel, Eli the Good, was published, I started receiving emails and letters from readers who wanted to know why I had given that title to the book.
February 16, 2011

Y.S. Lee: Write What You Love

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Y.S. Lee, author of THE BODY AT THE TOWER, the second book in the agency series, has some helpful advice for aspiring authors of any age. In the end, it all boils down to one thing...
February 14, 2011

This Week's New Releases

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This week you're in for a treat, as a few of our favorite series continue on: the highly anticipated MAXIMUM RIDE #7: ANGEL is out today, along with the next installment in the The Clique series, A TALE OF TWO PRETTIES.
February 12, 2011

Melissa de la Cruz: How She Wrote Jack Force

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In this guest blog for Teenreads.com, Melissa de la Cruz shares how she created one of her most popular --- and powerful --- characters in her Blue Bloods series: Jack Force. Her latest Blue Bloods book is BLOODY VALENT