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Realistic fiction is a unique genre in YA because it illustrates challenging situations you may not have personally experienced but connects you to emotions you have. Whether it's uncovering life-altering secrets, making a tough choice, coming to terms with your sexuality or finding your voice, realistic fiction addresses themes relevant to real life. To highlight some of their fantastic realistic fiction, Macmillan established their ReaLITy program. Our Teen Board decided to check out these reads and respond to them in this blog series.

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Have you grabbed your copy of ALLIGIANT yet???? The last book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series went on sale yesterday, and I'm sure some of you super fans have already dug into the final book in this dystopian series. Check out this video of Veronica Roth reading the first chapter of ALLIGIANT at midnight when it was released!

Last week, a few of the Teen Board members and I met to talk about DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. We wanted to talk about the book, but also about what we were expecting from the upcoming movie adaptation. Because it was difficult to get everyone together (especially during the week) I sent some question to the Teen Board to answer.

And to continue our Divergent discussion, this week, I sent out questions to the Teen Board about INSURGENT. Here are their responses comparing the first two books and to what they expect from the last book in the series!

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Last Monday, a few of the Teen Board members and I met to talk about DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. We wanted to talk about the book, but also about what we were expecting from the upcoming movie adaptation. Because it was difficult to get everyone together (especially during the week) I sent some question to the Teen Board to answer.
 
Do you agree with the responses to these questions? Are you excited for the Divergent movie to come out in March 2014?
 
And n honor of the third book in the series, ALLIGIANT, being released tomorrow, we'll be posting another discussion for INSURGENT later this week! Keep an eye out for that.

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We recently asked our Teen Board to tell us their favorite book quotations. You probably have one yourself --- you read an excellent book and a line just sticks with you. You may not know why (and maybe not even care), but there it is, in the back of your mind, on the tip of your tongue or on the back of your eyelids. It speaks to you in some way, and that's all that matters. Maybe you even recite it during the perfect moment, and you smile to yourself because it's your own inside joke.

Let's see which quotations stood out to a few members of the Teen Board and maybe you'll get to know them a little better this way.

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