9 YA Novels That Crossed Over to Adult Acclaim

9 YA Novels That Crossed Over to Adult Acclaim

  The line that divides YA fiction from nondescript “adult” fiction has always been more of a publishing industry invention than a reflection of real readers. According to one 2012 study, 55 percent of YA books are bought by adults. With that, check out these 9 books, nominally for readers under 18, that earned recognition from fancy pants grown ups.   The Fault in Our Stars by John Green   Image Courtesy of Geeky News   Though John Green has spoke often of his decision to write exclusively for young adult audiences, the targeted nature of his novels has not …

Check Out the Cover and Release Date for Cara Delevigne’s New Novel!

Check Out the Cover and Release Date for Cara Delevigne’s New Novel!

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As if being a world-famous supermodel, actor, and sometimes-singer was not enough, Cara Delevigne has turned her hand to writing. The cover for her debut novel ‘Mirror Mirror’ has just dropped.    Image Courtesy of HarperCollins   Of the multi-talented artist’s debut novel, the HarperCollins website says:   When one of their friends mysteriously disappears, a group of teens are forced to confront the challenges and secrets of their lives in this edgy and suspenseful coming-of-age tale. Cara Delevingne reveals another facet of her amazing talent with this powerful novel about identity, sexuality, gender, emotional pain, the complicated world of social …

3 YA Fiction Twitter Accounts That Parody The Genre Perfectly

3 YA Fiction Twitter Accounts That Parody The Genre Perfectly

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We all know him, Brooding YA Hero, and his friend, Typical YA Heroine. They live in a Dystopian YA Novel world in which they are the Chosen Ones, despite only being sixteen. What you may not know, however, is that they have their own Twitter accounts!   These accounts seamlessly parody the tropes of YA, from ‘knitted eyebrows’ to being ‘the chosen one’ to smoothing one’s grey tunic to look presentable before the Overseer. They’ll have you laughing, cringing, and getting ready for the Great Battle in The Outlands…    Let’s start with Brooding YA Hero. His bio reads: “Making Bad …

American Girl Publishes First-Ever Book for Boys

American Girl Publishes First-Ever Book for Boys

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American Girl is releasing a book about puberty for boys. New York Times bestselling author Cara Natterson has sold six million copies of her series “The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls.” American Girl has decided to embrace the other half of the population with Natterson’s “Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.”   via Amazon   It’s a refreshingly irreverent book with illustrations by Micah Player. Natterson intends for boys (or girls) as young as 7 to read “Guy Stuff” from cover to cover.   Cara Natterson / via Worry Proof MD   Not only does this …

5 Books by Latinx Authors You Have to Check Out In 2017

5 Books by Latinx Authors You Have to Check Out In 2017

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When many of us take a look at our bookshelves, we might not see diversity in terms of the authors that write our favorite novels. There are so many great books coming out this year from diverse writers.   Here are just a few 2017 books from remarkable authors such as Carmen Maria Machado to Jenny Torres Sanchez.   1. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado   Image Courtesy of Amazon   This debut collection includes a wild novella that reinvents Law & Order: SVU as a tale featuring ghosts and other fantastic creatures. From Graywolf Press, Machado’s first release has been long awaited, …