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Archives - November 2013

Realistic fiction is a unique genre in YA because it illustrates challenging situations you may not have personally experienced but connects you to emotions you have. Whether it's uncovering life-altering secrets, making a tough choice, coming to terms with your sexuality or finding your voice, realistic fiction addresses themes relevant to real life. To highlight some of their fantastic realistic fiction, Macmillan established their ReaLITy program. Our Teen Board decided to check out these reads and respond to them in this blog series.
This weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Chicago to see Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent trilogy, live at the Tivoli Theatre. The event was hosted by Anderson’s bookshop, which is a family-run bookstore in Naperville, IL. The Q&A portion of the event was recorded live by Epic Reads, and is currently up on their YouTube if you’d like to see it. However, I thought I’d give you my own breakdown of events.