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If you're a young adult booklover, you're probably already familiar with BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. At BookCon, readers of all ages can interact with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. With interactive panels, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so, so much more, BookCon is the ultimate place to celebrate books. This year, Teenreads was on the scene with a group of nine interns, Teen Board members and reviewers. In this post, our team shares some photos they took of the decorations, authors and books they saw at this year's BookCon. Click here to read a more in-depth post about their experiences, favorite parts and book hauls.

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If you're a young adult booklover, you're probably already familiar with BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. At BookCon, readers of all ages can interact with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. With interactive panels, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so, so much more, BookCon is the ultimate place to celebrate books. This year, Teenreads was on the scene with a group of nine interns, Teen Board members and reviewers and we have the full scoop for you below!

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For the past three years, readers and authors alike have looked forward to BookCon, an event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Each year, authors, publishers, celebrities and creators converge with readers to discuss the latest trends in storytelling and the future of reading with fellow booklovers. In addition to panels and signing opportunities, BookCon features Q&As, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and, of course, the chance to meet fellow readers and make tons of new friends. Teen Board Member Brynn S. attended BookCon in Chicago this year and told us a bit about her experience --- which sounds like a blast!

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Teen Board member Brynn S. got one of the best phone calls of her life, recently --- her friend Danielle invited her to join her at the L.A. premiere and afterparty for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. On Friday, we posted her blog about the entire experience of the premiere, and today, we're posting Part 2 (see the parallels with the movie, here?), which is a review of the film itself. Read below, and see whether or not they reflect your own thoughts on the movie!


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When Brynn S.'s good friend called her up, she was expecting to talk about school, mutual friends -- all of the usual stuff. She was NOT expecting to be invited to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2...at the L.A. premiere. And go to the after-party. What?! Below, she outlines her amazing experience celebrating the end of one of the best YA franchises ever written (and filmed). Go ahead...live vicariously through her.

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One of the biggest YA adaptations of the year came out this month --- The Scorch Trials, based on the second book in James Dashner's The Maze Runner trilogy. Teen Board member Brynn S. got a chance to see the movie, and writes a review, below!

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John Green is one of the premiere names in the contemporary YA scene; his book THE FAULT IN OUR STARS rose to the bestseller list almost instantaneously, he's chased by hordes of screaming fans and he has film deals for nearly all of his books.

His first novel, LOOKING FOR ALASKA, focuses on Miles “Pudge” Halter, a boy attending boarding school for the first time who has just added something new to his list of obsessions (he can’t get enough of famous last words): Alaska Young, the girl down the hall.

Although reviewers called it “brilliant,” “compelling” and “beautifully told,” the book has landed on the American Library Association’s list of Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books in both 2012 and 2013.

Below, YA author Adi Alsaid (LET’S GET LOST, NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES) and Teen Board members Brynn S. and Rachel D. talk about their personal feelings towards the book, and what they would say if they came face to face with a book-banner.

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