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Everyone has a bit of magic in them, whether it’s easy to see, or buried a little. Finding your own magic can help you recognize it in others too, and sometimes others will see it in you before you see it in yourself.
Carol Dines, author of THE TAKE-OVER FRIEND, shares the friendship breakup that inspired her latest YA novel and what she's learned about friendship along the way
While I loved watching her play football and follow her interest despite the judgmental and at times unwelcoming atmosphere, I really loved watching her become herself. A truly fantastic look at navigating the complexities of growing up.
With perfect pacing, lots of mystery and suspense, and characters full of heart, this series starter is a great read that will leave readers anxious to see what happens next.
When I started writing my book Aces Wild: A Heist, I knew that I wanted the entire friend group to be asexual, but I didn’t know how. Then I realized that the solution was obvious: they met online.
My parents often apologize to me for my childhood because they imagine it must have been a tough time—especially since, for them, that period was one of hardship. But the childhood they believe I had differs vastly from the one that exists in my memory.
It might be the "creepy" factor that will interest kids in picking up this book, but it's the layers to the story and the complicated, authentic characters that will keep kids reading.
Change can be cathartic! Change can be the thing that makes you grow! We wanted to create a tale that says you don’t have to choose a best friend. A story that says everyone deals with self-doubt sometimes. A story that says there’s always some gray and no real good guys and bad guys—everyone is flawed and that’s okay.
Oshiro's message is clear: nothing is better than being yourself. Not even a magical Room that appears just when you need it. A heartwarming and fun read.
I think for most teens, romantic relationships aren’t the defining relationships of their teen years—friendships are. And friendships can be so much more complex and intense when we place them inside the pressure cooker of a competitive and grueling sport.