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More, Please! Books that Need Sequels Immediately

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There’s nothing like reading a wonderful book that keeps you up all night, fills you with warm fuzzies, or even makes you shed a tear or two. But when the story is finally over, you’re left with an empty feeling that just won’t go away. If you’re lucky, the author will write a sequel and you’ll get to hang out with your favorite characters for a little while longer. But more often than not, one book is all we get, leaving us to imagine, speculate and pray for that sequel that will probably never come. There’s not much I wouldn’t do to get a sequel to my favorite novels. These are the stories that consume my thoughts, that I read again…

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4 YA Book-to-Movie Adaptations You Didn’t See (But Definitely Should)!

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As a huge YA reader, I’m the first one in line when one of my favorite books gets turned into a movie. It’s even more fun if the crowd is just as excited, waiting for days to get tickets, or even staying up all night for a midnight showing. But for every The Hunger Games, there are still those small or indie adaptations that don’t necessarily get the love they deserve. Which is a shame, as some of the more obscure films blow the big-budget blockbusters out of the water. So in the spirit of fairness, here are four YA book-to-movie adaptations that you’ve probably never heard of, but should go watch immediately: How I Live Now (2013) I first read How…

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It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fashionable

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Fashion probably isn’t the first word you think of when you hear “post-apocalyptic.” Most films and television portray life after Armageddon with ripped T-shirts, lots of dusty leather and functional boots. But it took watching Snowpiercer , a new film by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, to remind me that apocalypse movies can still be stylish and visually arresting – even when that style is used to show the disparities in class and status in a dystopian world. Snowpiercer depicts a future where all of society has been reduced to a globe-traveling train, while the world outside is trapped in an ice age. The “haves” live in the front, with hairdressers and schools, and the “have-nots” are regulated to the…

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