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Emily Barr

Emily Barr has written columns and travel pieces for London’s Observer and The Guardian. After traveling around Asia for a year, she settled back down in England to write novels. The author of Backpack and Baggage, Emily Barr lives with her husband and two-year-old son, Gabriel.

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Every Book Hitting Shelves in February!

February is here and so are these AMAZING READS!   2/4: The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz – Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author … Continued
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4 books where NOTHING is as it seems

Here at Penguin Teen, it is our duty to bring you books that will shock, bamboozle, and thrill you to the last chapter. So here are four books that might just outsmart even the best of us, you clever reader you.   1. Lies You Never Told Me Welcome to your your next twisty, unputdownable thriller. Lies You Never … 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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Read an Excerpt from The Truth and Lies of Ella Black!

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black is a a fast-paced cross-continental journey of identity, family, darkness and light, and the ways in which we define ourselves. But the truth has many layers, and as Ella uncovers more and more about her own history, she struggles to come to terms with just where it is that she … Continued
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Every Book Going on Sale in May 2018

May officially kicks off summer for us here at Penguin Teen HQ, and we have a TON of great books coming your way. From epic fantasy to surrealist literary fiction, we truly have something for everyone this May. Read on for what to look out for!   5/1: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green: Unforgivable betrayals, … Continued
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Every Book Hitting Shelves in February!

It is BITTERLY cold outside, but we’ve got all the reads you need to stay home snuggled up in a blanket to wait this weather out with. Here is every book hitting shelves this February!   2/5 The Waning Age by S.E. Grove Can you imagine not be able to feel? Having your emotions ‘wane’ away when you … Continued
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10 YA Characters Who Will Mess with Your Mind

How much can you really trust the main character in the book you’re reading? If your answer is somewhere along the lines of “not much,” you’re in for a wild ride. There’s nothing better than when a book truly shocks you, and who better to take you on this ride than a narrator who’s going to … Continued
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Top 6 Reads for Bookish Adrenaline Junkies

We’ve all read one of those books that made our heart start jumping around our chest. We’ve all fallen right off our comfy reading chair in horror as that plot twist we didn’t see comin’ just POPPED OUT OF NOWHERE. It’s one of the things that gets us absolutely HOOKED on a good book, so … Continued
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9 Paperbacks to Bring With You on Your Next Vacation

Yes, we recommend you bring all 9. They’re light, right? Read on for 9 books that are newly in paperback–if you missed them the first time around, now’s the perfect moment to grab one (or all, like we said), and pack ’em in your beach bag!   City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson The … Continued
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