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6 Unique Facts about Ransom Riggs’ ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30, and we can’t wait to watch the film. Creepy, cool and filled with adventure, the movie is directed by Tim Burton (yay!) and stars Eva Green as Miss Peregrine. I mean, just look at how awesome the trailer is: The movie is based on a bestselling young adult book series written by Ransom Riggs, and it’s about a young boy named Jacob who discovers a secret world of special children. The books combine eerie photographs and creepy Victorian imagery to create a world that feels like it’s forever stuck in the past. Which is why we can’t think of a better director than Burton to take on this tale of the…

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These 6 Books Will Help You Beat the Country Fair Traffic Blues

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There is nothing better than a country fair in the fall, amiright? The Ferris Wheels are twirling bright against the night sky, the smell of cotton candy is in the air, and the oxen are already pulling their weight in concrete blocks. Fairs are currently happening all across the country right now, with the largest one on the eastern seaboard — The Big E — taking place from now until October 2. So if you’re hankering for some fried dough or a sausage dog, now is the time to get yourself to a country fair. The only downside is all that traffic (and maybe the spins from too many rides on the tilt-a-whirl). With hundreds and sometimes thousands of people descending on…

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Horrifying Reads to Get You Ready for American Horror Story Season 6

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It’s no secret around the office that I’m a huge fan of FX’s American Horror Story (AHS). I even had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking around the set of “Coven: Season 3”, meeting the writers and watching the actors film for six hours. Anyways, enough about me. As we all know, fall means Halloween time fun, which correlates to loving everything that is scary, especially a new season of AHS. From a depressing group of ghosts to an insane clown and most recently a group of hungry vampire children, writer Ryan Murphy is certainly not afraid to push the boundaries of television. But this year the AHS marketing team seems to be taking a different route. First of all, season 6 is starting a month earlier…

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10 Young Adult Novels We’re Reading on International Youth Day

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August 12 is International Youth Day, an event created in 1999 by the United Nations as a way for governments to focus on issues and programs that affect young people. We’re also celebrating Youth Day here at BookTrib by bringing you all the best youth-driven novels we’re obsessed with at the moment. Remember, just because it’s a book written for teens doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it as an adult. Actually, you may even enjoy it more, safe in the knowledge that your high school days are long behind you. Regardless of age, embrace your youthful side today by diving into these 10 awesome YA novels: Tales of the Peculiar, Ransom Riggs (Dutton Books for Young Readers, September 3, 2016) Riggs is…

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5 YA Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2016

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It’s always thrilling—and a little scary!—to see your favorite book adapted for the big screen. Will the filmmakers be able to capture the intricacies of the plot? Will the actors capture the true awesomeness of the characters? For me as a big lover of young adult novels, the pressure is even greater: lately it seems like almost every popular YA book is getting turned into a blockbuster movie. Whether they turn out to be great adaptations, or real missteps, here are five YA books-to-movies to watch out for in 2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Written by J.K. Rowling in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a user’s guide (or textbook) to magical beasts in…

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