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Kicking off the Turtles All The Way Countdown!

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As you may know, Turtles All the Way Down, John Green’s new book, will be hitting shelves on October 10, 2017 (pre-order your copy here!). Naturally, new John Green novel on the horizon has got us feeling some type of way, and the nostalgia is real. In honor of the new book coming, we’re re-reading our favorite John Green books! Read on for a schedule of when we’ll be reading and discussing each book!

 

Week One (9/7-9/13): Looking for Alaska

Thursday 9/7: Read the first chapter of Looking for Alaska on Penguin Teen Facebook!

Wednesday 9/13: Discuss Looking for Alaska with us on Facebook Live!

 

Week Two (9/14-9/20): An Abundance of Katherines

Thursday 9/14: Read the first chapter of An Abundance of Katherines on Penguin Teen Facebook!

Wednesday 9/20: Discuss An Abundance of Katherines with us on Facebook Live!

 

Week Three (9/21-9/27): Paper Towns

Thursday 9/21: Read the first chapter of Paper Towns on Penguin Teen Facebook!

Wednesday 9/27: Discuss Paper Towns with us on Facebook Live!

 

Week Four (9/28-10/4): The Fault in Our Stars

Thursday 9/28: Read the first chapter of The Fault in Our Stars on Penguin Teen Facebook!

Wednesday 10/4: Discuss The Fault in Our Stars with us on Facebook Live!

 

 

 

 

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#AuthorSpotlight

Q&A with Michael Belanger, author of THE HISTORY OF JANE DOE

The History of Jane Doe, Michael Belanger’s debut YA novel comes out this June, and we sat down for a Q&A with him about the book! The History of Jane Doe is a poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning. Kirkus called it … Continued
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Let Us Tell You About TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE

There are books you love and then there are books that you NEED EVERYBODY ELSE TO READ IMMEDIATELY. The books that you try to work into conversations during parties or press into people’s hands before they can finish saying “What should I read next?”   For us, Trouble is a Friend of Mine is one … Continued
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WE WILL SAVE YOU…From the FOMO on Gayle Forman’s New Book

I HAVE LOST MY WAY GOES ON SALE TOMORROW!       REMAIN CALM.     WE SAID CALM.      That’s chill. It’s all good. We are so blessed.     SO. If you haven’t heard, we’ve been dropping excerpt presents to all of you lovelies because it would be cruel to make you … Continued
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The EMBER IN THE ASHES Series Re-Read is Here!

If you’re like us, you’ve been eagerly awaiting A Reaper at the Gates, the third book in the Ember in the Ashes series from Sabaa Tahir! As we count down to June 12, we realized that we need a bit of a refresher on where we left off with Laia, Elias, and Helene. Never read … Continued
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Listen to David Arnold’s New Album, Inspired by His New Book!

If you’ve read David Arnold’s books before, you might know that he creates music with his band Cinema Cycle, to accompany them! If you didn’t know, you’re in for a real treat. His new book, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, is no exception, and we are here to reveal the first song off of his … Continued
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An Excerpt from “The Women Who Made Me a Feminist” by Matt Killeen, Author of ORPHAN MONSTER SPY

Sarah, the main protagonist of my novel, Orphan Monster Spy, is the result of a lifetime’s issues with traditional ideas of masculinity. I’ve been working hard on being a fierce, committed, if not always well-informed, feminist since my early adolescence, with varying degrees of success. There were many reasons for this. My father might have … Continued
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On Writing with Your Significant Other by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

In the summer of 2015, we were young and in love. We were two college graduates working our first jobs in Los Angeles, grateful to be sharing a city following four years of long-distance. Our relationship was better for it, and we wondered what was next. We thought: why not introduce a huge new emotional … Continued
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Nothing Happened: Jenny Torres Sanchez Speaks Out During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In eighth grade, a man on a bicycle followed me as I jogged down the streets of my neighborhood. Halfway down the isolated road I usually avoided, I felt that tingle on the back of my neck. I looked back and saw him just off in the distance, riding slowly. I sped up, telling myself … Continued
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Interview with “Royals” Author Rachel Hawkins

It’s happening! May is a rockin’ month for monarchy. First, author Rachel Hawkins new must-read YA book Royals hits shelves May 1 –– and then, Prince Harry and (American girl and future princess) Meghan hit the aisle on May 19. We spoke to author Rachel Hawkins about both. Here’s the inside scoop:   How do … Continued
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Watch the EXCLUSIVE Behind the Scenes Video of the Song Featured in I HAVE LOST MY WAY

If you’ve read Gayle Forman’s newest book, I Have Lost My Way, you may remember Freya’s song “Little White Dress,” which she comes back to throughout the book. If you haven’t read it, this isn’t a spoiler, it’s just a really good song (and you can listen to it in the audiobook!). Gayle had the idea … Continued
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