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12 YA Authors Who Are Super Stylish


We think ALL YA authors are more stylish than should be legal, and have a swagger and style that’s enviable. Here are just a few of the closets, wardrobes, and jewelry boxes we’re currently coveting!



Tahereh Mafi, author of Furthermore

Does anyone in the world know how to better pair books and booties than queen Tahereh Mafi?!

Furthermore comes out 8/30, preorder your copy to get a fox pin and be entered to win a basket of Tahereh’s favorite things!


Ransom Riggs, author of Tales of the Peculiar

Got this coat for my b-day! Taking every chance to wear it bc it’s 90 degrees back home in LA.

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One must wonder… Has Ransom always been this chic, or has his wife Tahereh influenced his fashion sensibilities? (We think they probably influence each other, being such the artistic pair…)

Preorder your copy of Tales of the Peculiar here!


Krystal Sutherland, author of Our Chemical Hearts 

They see me rollin’. #RidinDirty #Budapest

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Debut author Krystal Sutherland already has a covetous Instagram full of globe-trotting adventures, and Pin-worthy outfits.

Preorder Krystal’s upcoming book Our Chemical Hearts here!


Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn duology

Every girl needs a good set of brass knuckles. #ShaziApproved

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We’d do anything to get our hands on these brass knuckles. And Shazi from The Wrath and the Dawn would definitely approve of this gorgeous and sassy accessory. 


Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands 

Leaning into my Rainbow Bright Sensibilities 🌈 #PinkHair #ShamelessSelfie

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Lean into the Rainbow Bright look, girl! We may have been very envious of Alwyn’s pink hair and rainbow necklace the last time she stopped by the PenguinTeen office, too.


David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite


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Um, we need these pajamas now.


Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon 

Not only is Stacey Lee remarkably talented at writing, her crafty hands work wonders on jewelry! 


April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Wink Poppy Midnight

New specs. New scarves. New author pics. 👓📚

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When your glasses look this good, you have to pose for some new headshots.


Marie Lu, author of The Young Elites series

We can’t be entirely certain, but we’re fairly positive that no one looks as cute in a sweater in a cat-eye liner than Marie Lu.


John Green

Just got some dress up clothes from @andrewtporter_customclothier. I feel so fancy and happy!

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John Green: A Bespoke Gentleman of Young Adult.


Corey Ann Haydu, author of The Careful Undressing of Love

Informal girl goes to #blacktie #wedding.

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We’d happily take shopping tips from Corey before next prom season comes around.

The Careful Undressing of Love comes out 1/31, but you can start reading it here!


Alex London, author of Proxy 

Just thinking about that time last year that I got married in a bookstore

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Anyone who gets married in a bookstore clearly has style for days.





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