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Seven YA Novels That Explore Death and the Afterlife

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Death is a heavy topic, one that causes many of us to feel a strange mix of anxiety and gross fascination. We know it will happen to everyone one day,

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Tough Topics In YA Literature

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Spoilers for On The Subject Of Unmentionable Things by Julia Walton Julia Walton aims to write about conventionally hard issues to tackle in YA books getting into the nitty gritty

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Book to Stage Adaptations: An Underrated Way to Broaden the Book World

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In the book-lover world, I’ve found that there’s one topic guaranteed to get readers fired up and ready to rant: Adaptations of their favorite books. From live-action movies to TV

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7 More Books with Disability Representation

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In August, our lovely staff here at Pine Reads Review reviewed five amazing young adult and children’s books with disability representation. But five books isn’t nearly enough to cover the

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The Push for Poetry

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Poetry, for many, is a literary medium used to release creative thoughts and emotions. Abstract or otherwise, poems have the potential to move readers and listeners in life-altering ways. Obviously

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A Struggle With Perfectionism

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As someone who struggles with perfectionism, I was really excited to pick up The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein. Even if it is meant

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