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Archives - August 2017

Music takes a moment and makes it a memory. It's a universal language that can capture love, heartbreak, loss, soul searching and wing spreading-all in the span of a few notes. In BEHIND THE SONG, fourteen acclaimed young adult authors and musicians share short stories and personal essays inspired by the songs, the albums, the musicians who move them. Music can change one’s life. Here are some of the contributors to the new YA, music-focused anthology, BEHIND THE SONG, sharing the songs that changed their lives.
With summer wrapping up, we know that many of our Teenreaders are heading to their next adventure: college. There are lots of young adult books that deal with the stressors of applying for college and wondering what the next four years of your life will be like, but what about that long summer between high school and college? According to author Eric Walters, there is no time as full of possibility and potential as the 90 days (give or take) between one period of your life and the next. In his newest book, 90 DAYS OF DIFFERENT, Eric explores this concept through Sophie Evans, a girl who is dedicating her summer to doing one new thing each day in an attempt to become less predictable. In this blog post, Eric explains what he finds so magical about this time in a teen's life and how you can make the most of it.