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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Changing YA Heroines, “Anti-Police” School Reading List, And More!

Your weekly dish of internet distractions.

Procrastination Pro-Tips: Changing YA Heroines, “Anti-Police” School Reading List, And More!

Happy Friday, everyone. WE MADE IT. Let's celebrate with some fine, fine distractions!

Book Related Things

How female protagonists have changed—and stayed the same—in YA lit.

A high school reading list that is "anti-police" has come under fire—but the books are The Hate U Give and All-American Boys. Hmm...

Apparently some folks are "concerned" by the facts in Martha Brockenbrough's upcoming YA biography of Donald Trump. Yes, those facts concern us, too, but not because we think young adults can't handle them.

27 YA books to read by the pool.

Torrid's got a new Harry Potter line.

Brittany Cavallaro has revealed the cover for A Question of Holmes.

Extremely condensed versions of famous books!

Book deals, book deals everywhere!

More Than This by Patrick Ness (review)

The Female of the Speciesby Mindy McGinnis (review)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (review)

Secondborn (Secondborn Series) by Amy A. Bartol (review)

You Know Me Well: A Novel by David Levithan and Nina LaCour (review)

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (review)

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham (review)

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy) by Erin Beaty (review)

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YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI: His Dark Materials, Wonder Woman 2, Anne With an "E," and more in YA Onscreen!

The leading ladies of The Bold Type want to save YA TV.

Drake has thrown a Degrassi reunion in his latest video.

The disposable fiances of the rom-com genre.

Robert Pattinson on how Twilight changed his life.

Social Media Things

Here's a great thread about why you should buy the book when you're at an author signing. (There has been backlash about people who can't afford to buy the book, but the point is: buying the book at indie bookstores helps the publisher's bottom line, so that they send authors out.)







Miscellaneous Things

Here's a Twitter thread chronicling the worst second date ever. WHAT A RIDE. (And how is is this a second date?!)

The Fug Girls are doing the lord's work, this time by rounding up the 32 hottest World Cup players.

Amy Poehler isn't having it.

That's all for this week! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

Jennie's photo About the Author: Jennie Kendrick lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. She is also a literary agent. When she's not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, and thrifts for vintage everything.