April 2017 | Norma Hinkens

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How to Win a Readathon

  • April 28, 2017

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is almost here! Dewey’s runs twice a year, in April and October, and the challenge is pretty straightforward: read as many pages and/or books as you can within 24-hours. (Reading + marathon = readathon baby!) There are similar readathons that happen throughout the year, too, like 24 in 48, which might be […]

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Spring 2017 Science Fiction YA to Put on Your Radar

  • April 24, 2017

With the coming of spring, it’s easy to leave reading aside for a stroll outside to smell the fresh flowers in bloom and hear the buzzing bees. Yet spring 2017 holds many exciting science fiction YA new releases, packed with thrilling action and adventure–ones that demand to be finished. These four sci-fi novels demonstrate how versatile the […]

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What to Read after You Binge Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

  • April 16, 2017

Did you just lose a weekend binge watching the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why? You are not alone. This powerful miniseries, based on the equally compelling contemporary YA novel, hooks you with phenomenal acting and an engrossing story. But now you’ve run through all the episodes and you’re looking for books like Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons […]

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The Best Villain Stories in YA Fairy Tale Retellings

Villains have always had a bad reputation. They’re the evil laughs, the sinister smiles, and the mischief makers who stalk your nightmares and make you think twice about sleeping with the lights off. But recently, these supposedly “evil” characters have been the focus of several fairy tale retellings, twisting a classic story on its head and […]

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The Funniest YA Novels for April Fools

  • April 3, 2017

April Fool’s Day is just behind us, and if you got pranked you may very well still be on high alert. Sometimes dystopian, post-apocalyptic and science fiction fans like me get bogged down in a gritty atmosphere where everything seems bleak and mirthless. I know many readers feel life is beginning to imitate dystopian fiction, too. […]

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