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Peter Bognanni

Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the LA Times award for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film.  He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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14 Books to Read During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we find that books can not only help us understand or sympathize, but can often help us talk about difficult topics. Here are 15 books to read this month to help start a conversation and #endthestigma.   Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Aza is trying. She is trying … Continued
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March Movie Madness: SEMI FINAL ROUND 3!

We are ONE ROUND AWAY from the GRAND FINALE of PT March Movie Madness! And you know what that means. It’s time for THE PRINCESS DIARIES vs. THE BREAKFAST CLUB! Let’s hear from Rachel!   I KNEW Makeover Montage would win y’all over! But now that we’re in the semi-finals, let’s get a little deeper, … Continued
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A book lover’s holiday gift guide!

Presenting: the holiday gift guide you should give to the friends & family of all book lovers.   If your reader loves FANTASY… Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an … Continued
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BATTLE ROUND 5: March Movie Madness

Well well well HERE WE ARE AT ROUND 5. We’re gettin’ close to the semi finals and IT’S INTENSE. It’s about to get even more so. Because we’re making you choose between THE BREAKFAST CLUB and…THE FAULT IN OUR STARS   Repping The Breakfast Club is…Peter Bognanni!   “Don’t you forget about me!”  The cheesy … Continued
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Books to Read Based On Your Hogwarts House!

Need to take a break from stalking the mailman for your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, we get it. And we’ve got the perfect list of reads to keep you distracted until it comes!   If you’re a GRYFFINDOR     Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh On her way to the imperial city, Mariko is … Continued
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FridayReads: THIS BOOK IS NOT YET RATED

The weekend is almost here! In case you were debating between reading that book that keeps staring at you from the top of your TBR and binge-watching Netflix, we’ve got the perfect solution for you, a book that’s a mix of both! In this enormously funny, smart, and moving contemporary YA novel, fighting for the thing … Continued
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March Movie Madness: THE BRACKET!

Did you hear? DID YOU HEAR? We’re making some of our FAVORITE authors battle each other with some of our FAVORITE teen movies in the epic March Movie Madness competition. AND THE OFFICIAL BRACKET IS HERE! (Is anyone else super nervous Emily and Austin could face off in the final round?!)   For each round, … Continued
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Every book hitting shelves in April!

Dear April, we would just like to say thank you thank you thank you for all the new books.   4/2: Life Sucks by Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennet – A book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we … Continued
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March Movie Madness: Competing Authors and Their Movie Picks!

You read that right. March Movie Madness…WITH AUTHORS! That’s right. We have asked authors to GO INTO BATTLE! This March, your favorite authors will be going head to head defending some of our favorite YA movies EVER.   Meet the competitors!   Rachel Hawkins The one and only Rachel Hawkins will be representing The Princess Diaries. Remember … Continued
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