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Blog Category: Teen and Pre-Teens

Frightfully Good Young Adult Horror Just in Time for Halloween

Posted 09/14/21 by Joyce S.

Are you looking for a good scary story? YA fiction is full of good horror: from ghosts to demons, spine-chilling houses to serial killers. Take a look at any of these stories to get you through the Halloween season. Just be sure to keep a bit of light on at night (to go to the bathroom, not because you’re scared of the creepy things that go bump in the night…)

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Classics Retold

Posted 07/06/21 by Sam P.

Stories are constantly being retold with new and exciting twists. What's cool about book versions is that they usually don't feel like the subpar sequels or remakes Hollywood often subjects us to.

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YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses

Posted 06/09/21 by Joyce S.

Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.

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Teenage Witchy Reads

Posted 05/07/21 by Joyce S.

Whether you are a fan of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, or wishing that you are living it up at Hogwarts: here are some witchy-reads to satisfy your craving for long-lost magic. Sprinkle some lilac and gooseberries along the way as tribute to our current favorite witch, Yennefer of Vengerberg. Remember: not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...

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