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A New Degrassi Series Is In The Works At HBO Max

Class is back in session at your favorite school for edgy teens! Wait no, I'm not talking about "Euphoria" High — think back to the golden era of teen angst when TV seasons were 40 episodes long and high schoolers doing drugs was considered controversial. That's right, "Degrassi" is back and it's heading to HBO Max, the official home of all things chaotic-teen related. This new saga marks the sixth series in the franchise, following "The Kids of Degrassi Street" (1979-1986), "Degrassi Junior Hig...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Toronto, Ya, Cohen, Azzopardi, Warner Media, Degrassi, Julia Cohen, HBO Max, WildBrain Studios


The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies Of 2021 (So Far)

Netflix has an extensive lineup of movies and TV shows, but head to the site for some creepy content and you'll find the offerings slim. Those looking for a wide variety of spooky classics will be dismayed to go to the horror section, sort by year released, and only find the catalogue to go back as far as 1990's "The Exorcist III" (which is nonetheless outstanding, go watch it). Where the streaming service shines is in its original content, bringing fresh films from a variety of storytellers aro...
Tags: Florida, England, Texas, Movies, Stephen King, Rebecca, Netflix, House, Nebraska, Takashi Miike, Ya, Darren Aronofsky, Sam, Alfred Hitchcock, Catherine, Alice


Jenny Han says Netflix's upcoming 'To All The Boys' spinoff series 'XO, Kitty,' set in Korea, will see Lara Jean's little sister 'come into her own'

"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" author Jenny Han says spinoff series "XO, Kitty" will tell "stories that I would have written if I was going to continue with the books." Netflix "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" author Jenny Han will be co-showrunner on spinoff series "XO, Kitty." The series will see Kitty, played by Anna Cathcart, move from Portland to Seoul in pursuit of love. Netflix said 70% of the original movie trilogy's viewership came from outside the US. One of t...
Tags: Media, US, Trends, Netflix, Korea, Portland, Streaming, Ya, Seoul, Nordic, Kitty, Cathcart, Lana Condor, Jenny Han, Anna Cathcart, Noah Centineo


The 21 best young adult romance books to read in 2021

The best young adult romance books include "Everything, Everything," "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," and "Red, White & Royal Blue." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Young adult romance books are fun and full of hope as teenage characters fall in love. The YA books on this list span fantasy romances to buzzy rom-coms. Want more books? Check out the best young adult books published in 2021 so far. E...
Tags: America, Trends, Shanghai, Johnson, Ya, Roma, Will, Alex, Stella, Romeo, Dante, Olly, Trinidad, Aristotle, Simon, Henry


Reese Witherspoon has a book club - these are the 58 books that made the list so far

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Reese Witherspoon's book club has featured books like "The Paper Palace," "Outlawed," and "Where the Crawdads Sing." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Reese Witherspoon's book club highlights a new book every month focusing on female protagonists. Its picks range from new classics such as " " to "The Paper Palace." Below, you'll find a list of all 58 Reese's Book Club picks, plus where to...
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The 9 best young adult books, according to a high schooler

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Some of my favorite YA books include "Ready Player One," "All the Bright Places," "Six of Crows," and "Before I Fall." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Young adult books are a great stepping stone to literature and fostering a love of reading. As a high school teen, here are some of my favorite young adult books. Want more books? Check out the . As a high school junior and writer, I've been obsesse...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Europe, New York, Education, Trends, Indiana, Features, Noah, Paris, Poland, Anna, Jack, Ya, Sam, Trevor Noah


Ava DuVernary to Make Netflix Animated Series Wings of Fire

Ava DuVernary to make Netflix animated series Wings of Fire Netflix today announced Wings of Fire, an animated event series for the whole family, based on the best-selling series of books published by Scholastic with 14 million copies in print. The epic fantasy saga marks the first animated series from Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Ava DuVernay and ARRAY Filmworks. Season 1 will consist of ten 40-minute episodes. Click here to get the box set of the first five Wings of Fire book...
Tags: TV, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, New York Times, TV News, Streaming, Usa Today, Ya, Ava Duvernay, Cw, Starr, Ava, Scholastic, Dan, DuVernay


‘Chaos Walking’ Review: Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley Lead Doug Liman’s Shockingly Grim Leftover of the YA Dystopian Craze

Maybe there’s a reason that the YA dystopian genre had been long left behind by Hollywood. Films like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner had their heyday in the early 2010s, but the premise of beautiful teens and twenty-somethings having to reckon with their share of authoritarian governments/world-ending threats/love triangles had run its course. But there will always be a few stragglers to a Hollywood trend, and the long-delayed Chaos Walking is one of them. Directed by Doug Lima...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nick Jonas, Sci-fi, David, Movie Reviews, Holland, Ya, Kurt Sutter, David Oyelowo, Daisy Ridley, Todd, Ridley, Viola, Demián Bichir, Tom Holland


‘The Craft: Legacy’ Trailer: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (and Form a Coven)

Listen up, witches: The Craft is back, in sequel-reboot (sequelboot?) form. The Craft: Legacy comes to us courtesy of Blumhouse, and at one point, it was assumed this would be headed to theaters. But now the film is headed right to VOD for Halloween season. Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the story involves a young girl who moves to a new town and strikes up a friendship with a group of witches. It’s more or less the same plot as the original movie, but rather than be a full-blown rem...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sequels, Ya, Polaroid, Remakes, David Duchovny, Blumhouse, Michelle Monaghan, Zoe Lister Jones, The Craft, The Craft: Legacy


Send Pics: ripping, brutal, amazing novel about teens, sextortion, revenge and justice

Nikki and her friends have a reputation as the "ice queens" of Jonesville High, but their demeanor is a form of group defense against the school, dominated as it is by a cultish group of teen wrestlers whose single regional win five years before is still the pride of the school and the rich suburban parents who dominate the school board. Suze is the new kid, a girl whose academic nomad parents raised her in exotic places, whose worldly independence marks her out as different from anyone els...
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Kids, Parenting, Sex, Ya, Roofies, Marcus, Nikki, McLaughlin, Sextortion, DeShawn, Suze


March 13: Almost American Girl at East City Books book club

W(h)ine and Angst Book Club reads ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL by Robin Ha Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:30pm Are you over 21 but you still love reading YA? Join our W(h)ine & Angst Book Club, where we drink wine and read all kinds of books about teenagers. Run by Cecilia and Keiana, meetings are the second Friday of each month, at 6:30pm.  Marc...
Tags: Comics, Ya, Robin, Cecilia, Mike Rhode, East City Bookshop, East City Books, Keiana, Robin Ha This, East City Bookshop When


After more than a decade, Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg's YA classics The PLAIN Janes are back!

Cecil to Jim: How interesting or difficult was it for you to go back to match a style from 11 years ago? Jim: It was impossible! When I started drawing Janes Attack Back, I was so anxious. You can’t unlearn how to ride a bike and a lot of my style from 11 years ago included my limitations as an artist. I hope I’m much better now than I was then. But when it comes to style, I just couldn’t quite do it the same. After a page or two, I stopped trying. I figured that as long as the character desi...
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, France, Graphic Novels, British Army, Ira, Ya, Cecil, Keith Haring, Jim, Jayne, John Doe


After more than a decade, Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg's YA classics The Plane Janes are back!

Cecil to Jim: How interesting or difficult was it for you to go back to match a style from 11 years ago? Jim: It was impossible! When I started drawing Janes Attack Back, I was so anxious. You can’t unlearn how to ride a bike and a lot of my style from 11 years ago included my limitations as an artist. I hope I’m much better now than I was then. But when it comes to style, I just couldn’t quite do it the same. After a page or two, I stopped trying. I figured that as long as the character desi...
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, France, Graphic Novels, British Army, Ira, Ya, Cecil, Keith Haring, Jim, Jayne, John Doe


Books: The Bright Hour and The Migration

My dreams were vibrant and bizarre last night. It’s no surprise since I finished two books yesterday – The Bright Hour and The Migration. These followed a three-day binge of The Expanse Season 4, which had echoes of BSG Season 3. I have a recurring nightmare about accounting. I’m running a business, but I can’t get the monthly financials produced. We are many months behind and my partner (sometimes Dave, sometimes my Dad) keeps coming up with reasons we can’t close the books. I continue to he...
Tags: Uncategorized, Trends, Dave, Ya, Amy, Stephanie, Nina, Feld, Paul Kalanithi, BSG, Nina Riggs, Helen Marshall




Naomi Kritzer's "Catfishing on the CatNet": an AI caper about the true nature of online friendship

Back in 2016, Naomi Kritzer won the Hugo award for her brilliant, endearing story Cat Pictures Please, in which an AI with an insatiable craving for cat pictures explains its view on the world and the way that it makes humans' lives better; now Kritzer has adapted the story into her debut novel, the equally brilliant, superbly plotted YA thriller Catfishing on CatNet. Steph doesn't know much about her dad: only that he tried to murder their family by burning the house down when she was litt...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, News, Wisconsin, Machine Learning, Ai, Ya, Steph, Kritzer, ML, Naomi Kritzer, Moar Pls, CatNet Steph


Out today: a two-volume, slipcased edition of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, introduced by Gloria Steinem and Toshi Reagon

As part of the renaissance in interest in the glorious science fiction novels of afrofuturist pioneer Octavia Butler (previously), Seven Stories press has just released a two-volume, slipcased set of Butler's fantastic post-apocalyptic adventure novels The Parable of the Sower (with an introduction by Gloria Steinem) and The Parable of the Talents (with an introduction by Toshi Reagon). The set is $35 (a remarkably low sum of money, considering the quality of the editions). The Parables no...
Tags: Post, Books, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, Kids, News, Parenting, California, Race, Climate, Ya, Gloria Steinem, Afrofuturism, Butler, Heinlein, Toshi Reagon


Part two of my novella "Martian Chronicles" on Escape Pod: who cleans the toilets in libertopia?

Last week, the Escape Pod podcast published part one of a reading of my YA novella "Martian Chronicles," which I wrote for Jonathan Strahan's Life on Mars anthology: it's a story about libertarian spacesteaders who move to Mars to escape "whiners" and other undesirables, only to discover that the colonists that preceded them expect them to clean the toilets when they arrive. Last night, they published the conclusion in part two (MP3) of Adam Pracht's reading of the story, along with some lo...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Podcasts, Mars, Ya, Petard, Spoken word, Mur Lafferty, Jonathan Strahan, Adam Pracht, Spacesteading, Who Cleans The Toilets In Libertopia, YA novella Martian Chronicles


The Next Hunger Games Novel Is Called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

We’d known that Suzanne Collins’ surprise announcement of a new Hunger Games novel was going to be a precursor to her beloved YA dystopian trilogy. Now, it’s got a shiny new cover and an intriguing new name.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Dystopia, Ya, Scholastic, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes


Editing Services

As of September 2019, I (Ana) will be offering freelance editing services! I have thought long and hard about what I wanted to do with myself since Book Smugglers Publishing ceased operations at the end of 2018. After taking a break, I realised how much I have missed working with authors and how I missed the thrills of editing a story and seeing it transformed into a beautiful thing. Although Thea and I co-edited all stories for Book Smugglers Publishing, I am flying solo on this new ...
Tags: Books, Earth, Editing, Ya, Ana, Kirkus, Thea, Book Smugglers Publishing, Roshani Chokshi, Catherine Faris King, Ana Grilo, Catherine Tobler, Yukimi Ogawa, Ana Grilo Ana


SO LATE SO SOON: fun, genre-celebrating SF for young readers (of all ages!)

[Harry Tynan posts on our forums as Moose Malloy. Earlier this week, he messaged me about his fun, self-published kid's book, written as a series of bedtime stories for his kid (a tradition I'm very fond of -- it's the origin story of The Borribles!). The book is so much fun that I invited him to write a short introduction and choose a excerpt for your edification. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! -Cory] The great Umberto Eco once wrote, in a about Casablanca, that "Two clichés make us la...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, UK, Kids, News, Parenting, US, Ireland, Shakespeare, Ya, Casablanca, Calvin, Dad


After Isn't Sexy – It's Proof YA Has A Sex Problem

“I am a moth to his flame, and he never hesitates to burn me.”If you’ve read Anna Todd’s After, you know it’s full of lines like this one — lines that are supposed to be romantic, but are actually pretty disturbing. I probably thought getting “burned” by a dude was romantic in high school, when I was looking to pop culture to teach me about sex and love, but I had a fucked-up view of what a healthy relationship involving sex looked like until well into my twenties. I equally blame a lack of Jud...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Netflix, Alaska, New York Times, Jesus, Harry Styles, Jezebel, Ya, John Green, Judy Blume, Wattpad, Grey, Peter, Tessa


You can vote in the Children's History Book Prize!

You've got one week to vote in the Children's History Book Prize, whose nominees this year include Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages -- the third book in the Gordon Family Saga, which includes 2009's incomparable White Sands, Red Menace, a book that like a genderswapped, woke Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, with extra helpings of Cold Ware paranoia and terror, all wrapped up in poetic, Bradburian nostalgia. The other nominees are also promising: * Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Dougl...
Tags: Post, Books, Publishing, Kids, News, Cold War, History, Ya, Ellen Klages, Frederick Douglass, Tonya Bolden, Kelly Yang The Journey of Little Charlie


What Is #OwnVoices Doing To Our Books?

In May of 2018, young adult fiction author Kosoko Jackson wrote a tweet that would come to haunt him."Stories about the civil rights movement should be written by black people. Stories of suffrage should be written by women. Ergo, stories about boys during horrific and life changing times, like the AIDS EPIDEMIC, should be written by gay men. Why is this so hard to get?"Jackson's stated belief, that stories about marginalized people should be written by authors of the same identity group, is a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, India, Jackson, Ya, Kosovo, John Green, Black, Zhao, Celeste Ng, Boyden, Ergo, Sourcebooks, Angie Thomas, Amélie Wen Zhao, Kosoko Jackson


How To Get Started With YA, According To The NYPL's Youth Librarians

Twenty years ago, young adult literature occupied a few shelves in the children's section of a bookstore. A few Hunger Games and Twilights later, the genre has exploded into pop-cultural prominence. Although these books focus on teenage protagonists, the genre's appeal has no age restrictions. According to Publisher's Weekly, adults comprise over half of YA's readership. They pre-order books with fervor; they have YA book fan clubs.Adults are drawn to YA books for different reasons. Some young ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Los Angeles, Noah, Netflix, Brooklyn, Bronx, Shakespeare, Ya, New York Public Library, Hawkeye, Dante, Aristotle, Charlotte, Boone, Jessica Jones


Sarah Dessen Gets Teenage Girls & She Always Has

Teenage girls are impossible for adults to understand. At least, that’s what pop culture would have you believe. The entire movie Eighth Grade hinged on the premise that Elsie Fisher’s Kayla was all but inscrutable to her dad. But Sarah Dessen has always had a grasp on teenage girls.All of Dessen’s books — there are 13, with a 14th arriving in May — are tender, loving portraits of girls in crisis. Dessen’s books usually follow a teenager just as she is forced to confront her full adolescence.On...
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Prayers

Please keep my wife in YA'LLS PRAYERS , she had rhuematic fever has a kid and it affected her heart which is now enlarged and she has to have a Heart Cath on Monday to see if she needs a new valve , check for clots blockages , shock her heart to get back in rhythm and or open heart surgery. She has to have a big heart to be married to a SOB like me who does not have one. Yes I am worried about her to say the least. TIA
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A Discovery of Witches (Times Two)

Having once been a must-read-the-books-before-watching-the-show purist, I’ve come full circle, watching A Discovery of Witches before I even knew there was a book of the same name to read. Clearly I’d missed the cultural zeitgeist memo, with Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, of which A Discovery of Witches is the first instalment, being popular enough … Continue reading A Discovery of Witches (Times Two) The post A Discovery of Witches (Times Two) appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Vampires, Witches, Ya, Book News, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, Fiona Crawford, Deborah Harkness, Daemons


Markus Zusak's 'Bridge of Clay' Respects a Young Person's Desire for Agency

None Bridge of Clay is the highly anticipated novel by celebrated Australian author Markus Zusak. After receiving global acclaim for 2006's The Book Thief, Zusak became an international bestselling author for young adult literature. Readers have waited 13 years for Bridge of Clay, finally released in the United States this October. The novel is a sprawling family saga depicting the lives of the five Dunbar brothers, living alone after their mother's death and their father's abandonment. Markete...
Tags: Music, Review, Fiction, Book Review, United States, Ya, Matthew, Michael, Clay, Penelope, Rory, Michelangelo, Dunbar, Mathew, Telemachus, Markus Zusak


'Mortal Engines' Grinds Down the Post-apocalyptic Genre

None How could such a marvelous premise go so horribly wrong? That's the question you'll be asking while watching dystopian steam-punk film, Mortal Engines. Luckily, you will soon pass into a peaceful slumber and dream about something more interesting, like tax law or dripping water faucets. Visual effects guru Christian Rivers tries his luck at directing and, unfortunately, all of his luck is bad. This dystopian future where massive, mobile cities consume smaller cities for resources is a c...
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