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In Jennifer Yu’s novel Four Weeks, Five People [Harlequin TEEN], we met five high schoolers reluctantly brought together–and reluctantly bonding–at a summer camp for troubled kids. There, we got to know four of the teens, their backgrounds, and what led them to spend a summer with complete strangers. But there was one character we only got glimpses of: a mysteriously hardened veteran camper named Stella. Imagine Us Happy [Oct. 2018] is (read more…)

Editor and author Saundra Mitchell brought together an all-star cast of YA’s best LGBTQ+ authors for one magnificent historical fiction anthology, All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages [HarlequinTeen]. Authors including Robin Talley, Tess Sharpe, Alex Sanchez, and Elliot Wake contributed short stories about queer teens that span across six centuries and focus on self-discovery, first love, and adventure! “Readers searching for positive, nuanced, and authentic queer representation—or just a (read more…)

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…don’t miss the lyrically eerie novel The Stranger Game [October, Hanover Square Press] by Peter Gadol. In the eponymous game, players have begun to track complete strangers in real life, initially as a form of empathy-building and connection in an increasingly disconnected world … until the game gains popularity, the rules evolve, the players grow more intense, and disappearances are suddenly being reported across the country. When one woman’s boyfriend disappears into the (read more…)

Kelly deVos is no stranger to tough conversations. Her new book, Fat Girl on a Plane, has garnered acclaim for it’s tactful and relatable approach to body image at any size. Now she’s raising her bold and unique voice in the New York Times in her essay “The Problem with Body Positivity” to explore just that. Here’s a taste: “Everything I thought I knew about body positivity had somehow become wrong. One morning (read more…)

Do you ever see college courses that make you wish you were still in school? We do – especially when the class has Harlequin Teen on the syllabus! We were delighted to see one of our titles on a reading list for a class on Dystopian Identity at Golden Valley State University exploring how stories about the end of the world as we know it reflect societal anxieties about economics, gender, and politics. (read more…)

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