"As a full-grown adult, I’ve gotten my fair share of dubious looks and halfhearted utterances regarding my young-adult reading habits—’Oh, yeah, you like Harry Potter? So does my 8-year-old nephew!’ ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling … ha-ha-ha-ha.’ I’ve heard the behind-the-back jibes as well as the to-my-face criticisms that adult fans of YA are stuck in some sad adolescent existence and, quite possibly, bringing down the collective IQ of our nation by reading below our grade level. Or that we’re just weird.”
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YA Interrobang is celebrating Banned Books Week! Check back on our Tumblr every day for a fun fact about a banned or challenged YA novel.
The only cure for a Hunger Games hangover.
The Bone Season: http://powells.us/17LeG85
Shadow is heavy into sci-fi YA lit. (Tamora Pierce is a current favorite: http://powells.us/175HAQ6.)
"This is the perfect teen romance. Set in 1986, the characters bond over mixtapes, comic books, and feeling like outsiders. Both sad and hopeful, this is one of the best YA books I’ve read this year."
Jen recommends Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: http://powells.us/15wOpLS
Join us at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing tomorrow, April 17, at 7pm for an evening with seven YA authors, including Leigh Bardugo, Mindee Arnett, Ingrid Paulson, Sarah Fine, Kody Keplinger, Kristin Halbrook, and Lisa Desrochers.
More details here: http://powells.us/110APMp
"In a futuristic Brazilian city where dancing and danger are often the same thing, a glowing protagonist is tangled up in art, rebellion, and charming young men with tragic fates. The near-instant total immersion of this book left me dazzled by Johnson’s storytelling."
Dot recommends The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson: http://powells.us/10V0YhD