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"As an author, his accolades are nearly too numerous to count: National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Margaret A. Edwards Award winner, (first) Printz Award winner, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, Newbery honoree, Boston Globe-Horn Book honoree, National Book Award finalist, and on. He wrote everything from gritty contemporary fiction and war-set historical fiction to short stories, memoir, poetry, picture books, nonfiction, and middle-school series — over one hundred books in total, and all of them beloved.
Mr. Myers, "a force for good in the children and YA book world" passed away this July. He will be sorely missed.
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Our favorite? Hands down: Neil Gaiman's "The Sleeper and the Spindle." The story had us tearing through our book stacks for comparisons to adaptations of Sleeping Beauty. It's a far cry from the Disney version.
"In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors re-imagine their favorite classic stories, the ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them, the ones that have become ingrained in modern culture, and the ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and reassemble them for a new generation of readers."
The Hollywoodization of Gayle Forman’s IF I STAY hits theaters this Friday and to celebrate, we’re prepping you with a list of books you’ll want to read after you come out of the theater in tears.
The Glass Sentence: Book One of the Map Makers Trilogy
You need this book. You need it.
"In the late eighteenth century, a great temporal disruption plunged the world into chaos—some continents remained in the present, while others were thrust into the distant past, a far future, or an ever-shifting mélange of ages. A century after the disruption, Sophie, who lives with her famed mapmaker uncle Shadrack, arrives home one day to find their house ransacked, her uncle kidnapped, and their secret map room—housing mystical maps containing memories—emptied of all of its treasures. Was Shadrack secretly hiding the key to a map capable of healing the rift in time? Together with her new friend Theo, Sophie embarks on an adventure to distant lands to find her uncle. Encountering pirates, hidden cities, undiscovered ages, and legendary creatures along the way, brave Sophie uses her ample smarts and powers of observation to unlock deep secrets. Though the plot occasionally seems overstuffed, debut author Grove wraps the complex central premise of this series opener in lavish detail and brisk plot turns to sweep readers along through her fascinating, fully realized fantasy world."
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The first lines in a book set the tone for the entire story, and these 15 opening lines from YA lit foreshadow something quite ominous. . .
“She spoke to him before the world fell apart.” –– The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
“I was raised to marry a monster.” –– Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
“Here is the boy, drowning.” –– More Than This by Patrick Ness
“The night I cut off my hair, my mother told my father to leave.” –– The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
“My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.” –– Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
“They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.” –– Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
“They took me in my nightgown.” –– Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
“I was seventeen years old when I saw my first dead body.” –– Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
“Sometimes I think that everyone has a tragedy waiting for them, that the people buying milk in their pajamas or picking their noses at spotlights could be only moments away from disaster.” –– The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’s been told that she would kill her true love.” –– The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
“I’m standing at the edge of existence.” –– Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
“‘You stop fearing the Devil when you’re holding his hand.’” –– Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.” –– The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.” –– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
“The weight of their pity is like a stone tied about my neck.” –– Defiance by CJ Redwine
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