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Wattpad is an amazing website where novice authors can write and share their own stories for others to read. This website is great for when you want to take a break from purchasing new books, but it does take patience to find the perfect read.

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To celebrate Valentine's Day, some of our Teen Board members wrote blog posts to celebrate all things book crushes, romance novels and awesome fictional dates. Below, Asia H. reveals a few of her favorite YA heartthrobs.


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What makes you you? Is it the things you love, the things you do, the people you surround yourself with? Well, in the world of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning novel THE GIVER, not only would this question not matter, but it wouldn’t even make sense --- the Community lacks color, emotion and memory and strives for equality through “sameness.”

This 1993 book has made waves since it first hit the shelves, receiving numerous awards and being praised for making readers think deeply about society, individuality and making change. However, it has also attracted negative attention for violence, sexual content and even “occult themes.”

Below, author Amber Keyser (THE WAY BACK FROM BROKEN) and Teen Board members Asia H. and Levi V. talk about their reactions to THE GIVER and why they find the book so meaningful.


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