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Natalie C. Anderson

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Natalie C. Anderson

Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has spent the last decade working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)and the United Nations on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014–2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.

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A New Way to Binge: 12 of Our Favorite Standalone Novels to Read

We love finding that perfect series, the one where you want to read every single book. But often times, waiting for the next book has got us like What to do in the meantime? Binge our list of awesome standalone novels, that’s what! These books will have you turning the pages so fast that you’ll … Continued
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7 Books That Will Give You an Adrenaline Overdose

Spring allegedly is coming, but we haven’t been so sure that yet another snow storm may interrupt. We get it, it’s hard to be cooped up inside for so long. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite adrenaline-boosting books to snap you out of it. Hello, fight-or-flight!   People Like Us by … Continued
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7 Books to Read Once You’ve Overplayed “Look What You Made Me Do”

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve been seeing Taylor Swift counting down to her new single, which she finally dropped late last night. We’ve obv listened to the single (ok, a few times), and it’s giving us serious strong-female-character-with-a-bone-to-pick vibes. Naturally, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite leading ladies that would totally jam to … Continued
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10 Fierce Ladies Who Prove That Women are the Ultimate Warriors

Here at Penguin Teen, we are constantly inspired by all of the badass ladies that we love to read about. From the deserts of Miraji to the arenas of ancient Rome; the streets of futuristic America to the skies of outer space, we have a whole host of fierce women to choose from when we want … Continued
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11 Books You’d Actually Want to Get in a Yankee Swap

If you’re familiar with a Yankee Swap, you know that without the right group of people, it can be a disaster. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a gift exchange in which participants draw numbers, which allows for the unwilling trading of gifts, which allows for the potential to receive something terrible. The easiest way to solve … Continued
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The 8 Don’t-Miss Books of 2017 Thus Far

As we head into the last days of August (sob), we’re taking a look back at the biggest books so far this year. We want to make sure you didn’t miss adding any of these awesome reads to your TBR!   City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson This murder mystery set in Kenya has … Continued
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Akata Witch and 5 Other Books to Read if You Loved Black Panther

If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, stop reading this right now and go buy a ticket. If you have, and you’re craving more African fantasy, more girl inventors, or more badass female warriors, you’ve come to the right place. Black Panther truly had it all–a beautiful African-inspired setting, a power struggle between two princes, an all female army, … Continued
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13 Books to Read BEFORE They Become Movies

You know how it goes: a trailer drops for a movie based on a book and then suddenly everybody’s reading it. Don’t you love being the person who gets to say, “Yeah, I read that forever ago, it was awesome. Glad you’re finally catching up.” We definitely do! Here are 13 books that are making their … Continued
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12 Books You’ll Want to Re-read as Soon as You Finish

We’ve all been there—sitting in a train, or drinking coffee at a coffee shop, or lying in bed at 3 AM not knowing what to do with yourself because you’ve just finished reading the ~greatest book of all time~ and you’re contemplating if it’s a good idea to dive right back into it by turning to … Continued
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9 Houses You Definitely Wouldn’t Want to Trick-or-Treat At

Halloween is a great time—candy for everyone, costume contests, Halloween parties, and most importantly: trick-o-treating. But let’s be real – there’s always a house on the block that’s best avoided. For example, stay away from houses with histories of murders, exorcisms, and of course, hauntings. Steer clear of these fictional houses and you’ll be just fine.   The Merciless Series Whether … Continued
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