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The “Adorable” Teen Guy: What to Read after Andrew Smith’s STAND-OFF

This fall Andrew Smith’s endearing and unforgettable character Ryan Dean West from Winger (2013) returns in a sequel, Stand-Off, released ...

Discourse, Disappointment, and the Death By a Thousand Cuts

If you’re reading this you’ve probably heard all about the recent controversy surrounding Andrew Smith, the popular YA author of The Alex ...

Women Aren’t Aliens (and Other Thoughts on the Andrew Smith Controversy)

The bookish internet blew up this week over the issue of sexism, female characters, and YA. And it all started when author ...

Ryan Dean West’s English Class: A Reading List from WINGER by Andrew Smith

Confession time. Over the past few months, I’ve totally fallen in love with Andrew Smith’s books. It all started with ...

Put These YA Titles From 2014 on Your TBR

There are tons of “best of” lists floating around this time of year, and as someone who loves a good ...

3 On A YA Theme: Parents Who Are Writers

There are arguments all along the spectrum when it comes to how parents are depicted in YA. Some believe all parents ...

2014 YA Fiction Preview: 60 Titles for Your January – June Radar

Fan of young adult fiction or want to get started reading YA fiction? Here’s a roundup of 60 titles to ...