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YA Recommendations for Handmaid’s Tale Fans

  • July 26, 2017

Have you binge watched Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic Handmaid’s Tale yet? This startling TV miniseries, starring Elisabeth Moss as the heroine Offred, is a deeply unsettling look at life in a religious extremist patriarchal society that only values women for childbearing. Published in 1985, The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most famous and earliest dystopian novels […]

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Step Aside, Katniss: YA’s New, Fierce Female Leads

Katniss Everdeen, where would we be without you? When The Hunger Games was published in 2008, the saga of Katniss Everdeen fascinated readers who loved this new strong, female protagonist. She set the standard for fierce female leads in the public eye, played with a deft performance equal parts fierce and vulnerable by Jennifer Lawrence. Still, […]

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Best YA New Releases to Devour this Winter

  • January 30, 2017

We are burrowing headfirst into the eye of winter right now, and book nerds like me know that that means maximum reading time in a warm and cozy Hobbit home buried under blankets and sipping some quality hot chocolate! Here are some more of the best winter YA new releases that I am planning to read when […]

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3 Hot Looks Young Adult Heroines Wear Well

  • February 11, 2016

Last week I talked about the young adult heroine makeover, so it is only fitting to take a closer look at the hot looks a young adult heroine is sporting these days. Disclaimer: as I am not a fashion correspondent by trade, this will most definitely be a tongue-in-cheek exposé! Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games EVERYDAY WEAR Leopard spots […]

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3 Young Adult Heroines Defined By Adventure Not Love

  • February 3, 2016
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Barbie is finally getting a makeover! No longer hampered by her plastic seduction factor, she is free to become a self-respecting young woman with action-hero qualities at last. And so it seems a fitting time. With the rise of the phenomenal young adult heroine makeover that has trampolined its way from the page onto the big screen in one blockbuster after another, the kickass heroine has […]

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