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Teenreads Monthly Update

Hi Teenreaders!

As it's the end of October, we have a small guess as to what’s on your mind: Halloween! I realize this holiday is awesome for many reasons --- it’s an excuse to eat ridiculous amounts of candy (I used to trade anything for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups), attend parties where you get to do semi-absurd things like bob for apples and “mummify” friends with toilet paper, and, of course, dress up in costumes.

This last one was always my favorite, despite my infinitely active sweet tooth. Growing up, I trick-or-treated as a beloved literary character (there’s a photo of me in costume above in the middle…see if you recognize her!), as well as Paul McCartney from the Beatles, complete with a cardboard guitar and a boombox; a box of Junior Mints and Homer Simpson, among others. I’ve more recently graduated to a bottle of ketchup, a zombie Miss America and Lisa Frank (the school supply queen from the '90s)…clearly, you can never get too old for Halloween.