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Movie Review: Divergent

Within the last decade, the Young Adult genre has skyrocketed in irrepressible popularity. It seems that with this increasing regard, film companies have grasped at the opportunity to impress the YA fan club, in hopes of making the next hit blockbuster. Many have tried to replicate the success of such franchises as Twilight and The […]

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Printz 2014 Winning Teen Fiction

This morning the American Library Association announced the top 2013 books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults. Teen librarians focus on the Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. After the awards are announced each year there are standard responses of joy, surprise, member committee cheerleading and puzzlement both on […]

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Breathe by Sarah Crossen

Breathe by Sarah Crossan is not the typical repressive government in a future society story line many teens are used to reading. Crossan takes this foundation for a dystopian novel to a new level – where the government physically interferes with each citizen’s life by monitoring their oxygen intake and enclosing them in a glass […]

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