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The 3 greatest YA novels ever written?

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It’s I Read YA Week: that one week of the year where all readers, regardless of age, come together to celebrate their love of young adult literature. As a longtime YA fan, I’m always a little annoyed when I’m asked to defend my love of books aimed at “children.” I was especially annoyed when Slate published an article by Ruth Graham last year called, “Yes, Adults Should be Embarrassed to Read Young Adult Books”. My thoughts on the whole scandal are pretty well documented, but needless to say, I had some issues with the idea that any sort of shame or embarrassment should be attached to a reading experience. Though birthed out of the negative backlash towards young adult literature, I…

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