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December 21, 2014

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LGBTQ Fiction, Reimagined Fairy Tales, & Horror | What’s Hot in YA

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From an anthology of writings by LGBTQ teens to R.L Stine’s newest entry in the “Fear Street” saga, the latest books for teens are sure to pique readers’ interest and keep them coming back for more.

The Newest from Stiefvater, Lyga, and Napoli | Fiction Grades 9 & Up

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Teen readers have plenty to sink their teeth into, from Maggie Stiefvater’s Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the much-anticipated latest in “The Raven Cycle”; Barry Lyga’s Blood of My Blood, the blood-soaked finale in the “I Hunt Killers” trilogy; and Donna Jo Napoli’s historical fiction Hidden.

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Hot New Titles by Angleberger, Stiefvater, and Yancey | SLJ Sneak Peek

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SLJ editors offer a preview of several hot titles reviewed in the upcoming November issue, including Tom Angleberger’s latest laugh-out-loud entry in the “Origami Yoda” series and Barry Lyga’s thrilling and blood-drenched conclusion to the “I Hunt Killers” trilogy.

Video: Unreliable YA Narrators, Love ‘em—Hate ‘em|SLJ Day of Dialog 2014

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Unreliable narrators fascinate—but do they have to be likable to engage readers? Young Adult authors Jodi Lynn Anderson, Alaya Dawn Johnson, E. Lockhart, Barry Lyga, and Meg Wolitzer shared their thoughts in an all-star panel.

Review: Game

Game by Barry Lyga. Sequel to I Hunt Killers. Little, Brown & Co. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: In I Hunt Killers, Jazz helped capture a serial killer. It was his father, the infamous serial killer Billy Dent, who taught Jazz the ways of killing, not thinking for a moment that Jazz […]

Watch and Read: Spotlight on Media Tie-ins: ‘House at the End of the Street’ and Spine-tingling Thrillers for Teens

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Fans of the The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence will be flocking to see her newest, The House at the End of the Street, opening September 21. Suggest these gripping tales as read-alikes, or consider making them part of a Halloween display or booktalk.

SLJ’s SummerTeen Speaker: Barry Lyga

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Having spent his teen years immersed in comic books, Barry Lyga worked for a decade as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributors before publishing his first novel, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (Houghton Mifflin) in 2006.