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These are the blogs that are written by the Teenreads.com Teen Board. Read what other teens think about YA books and reading! Do you agree?
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.
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.
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.
Have you grabbed your copy of ALLIGIANT yet???? The last book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series went on sale yesterday, and I'm sure some of you super fans have already dug into the final book in this dystopian series. Check out this video of Veronica Roth reading the first chapter of ALLIGIANT at midnight when it was released! Last week, a few of the Teen Board members and I met to talk about DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. We wanted to talk about the book, but also about what we were expecting from the upcoming movie adaptation. Because it was difficult to get everyone together (especially during the week) I sent some question to the Teen Board to answer. And to continue our Divergent discussion, this week, I sent out questions to the Teen Board about INSURGENT. Here are their responses comparing the first two books and to what they expect from the last book in the series!
Last Monday, a few of the Teen Board members and I met to talk about DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. We wanted to talk about the book, but also about what we were expecting from the upcoming movie adaptation. Because it was difficult to get everyone together (especially during the week) I sent some question to the Teen Board to answer.   Do you agree with the responses to these questions? Are you excited for the Divergent movie to come out in March 2014?   And n honor of the third book in the series, ALLIGIANT, being released tomorrow, we'll be posting another discussion for INSURGENT later this week! Keep an eye out for that.
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.
When I saw that it was the 15th anniversary of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series being published in the United States, I started wondering...Why do so many people love the world of Harry Potter? I mean, the books have been translated into over 60 languages, the series is one of the best selling book series in history, there is a Harry Potter theme park, and there are eight movies! What’s so great about Harry Potter?
Now that we’ve mastered the basic steps to dealing with hipsterdom, we must now learn how to shop like a book hipster. This is the easiest and the most fun of all the things that make us book hipsters what we are. And, even better, we get to take some cues from Macklemore.