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Guest Post: Why Young Adult Novels Are So Dark (An Insider’s Perspective)

By Belle Allen, a high school senior A hundred years ago, the young adult (YA) genre did not exist. If children read novels, they read adult novels, simply because nothing else was available. The word teenager did not even exist … Continue reading

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How to talk to teens—I mean, young adults

by Belle Allen, a high school senior The ultimate challenge, the Mt. Everest of social conundrums: speaking to a teen. As a senior in high school, I’d say that I’ve weathered the storm, and from it I bring to you—parents, … Continue reading

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