Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
This plot device is one of the most overdone romantic clichés out there. Should it be left behind, or is there a way to make it new again?
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
Despite a big budget and an all-star cast, the long-awaited film adaptation of the beloved book series has disappointed both fans and critics.
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
A good story has no targeted age group, and punchy, coming-of-age narratives can appeal to anybody.
Stina Chang, University of Southern California
Just admit it. Cheesy romances hit the spot.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
The book was revered for its accurate portrayal of mental illness. Will the film be too?
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Which, as it turns out, faces most of the same boring problems as hetero love.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
Feel free to update your TBR list accordingly.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Like her previous YA novel, ‘The Poet X,’ Acevedo’s new novel is all about Latinx literary representation.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s new novel flares with action and LGBTQ+ representation.
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
Hear me out on this one.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the drama.
Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
Hardcore female characters, an amazingly well-built fantasy world and a beautiful writing style — need I say more?
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
Time to get your teenage angst on.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Young adult literature is doing far more than dominating the bestseller’s list. It’s taking a stand.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
The YA world really needs to hit the refresh button.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Both Blume and her fans are ready, so it’s really just a matter of time.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
Can the YA author do his beloved ‘Uglies’ series justice after 13 years?
Any of these is perfect for when you need a break from adulting.
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