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Hey YA Fans!
This week’s roundup of YA news is packed with goodness. Usually this time of year is pretty quiet, but 2021 continues to be a whole new animal (in this particular case, that’s a good thing).
YA Book News
- The I Know What You Did Last Summer remake is coming this fall. Those of us with love for nostalgic teen horror are having a great year.
- A ton of casting news for the adaptation of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty just landed.
- Sneak peeks at spring 2022 children’s book releases, including a wealth of YA titles.
- Like No Other by Una LaMarche is getting an adaptation.
- There is a Malcolm X series in the works, based on the YA novelizations by Kekla Magoon and Tiffany D. Jackson, both written in partnership with Malcolm X’s daughter.
- Mason Deaver’s I Wish You All The Best has some adaptation news.
- This “Pandemic Missed Connections” series at PW is going to add so many great under-the-radar and overlooked 2020 titles to my TBR.
New YA Books This Week
Where there was a lot of news, note that this week, the new releases are slimmer than normal. The good part about that is you have some time to catch up with that towering TBR.
The Silver Blonde by Elizabeth Ross
Small Favors by Erin A. Craig
They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman
Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (series)
The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Salvation by Caryn Lix (series)
This Week at Book Riot
- Spooky books set in high school.
- Great queer contemporary fiction by Asian writers.
- A really important and illuminating read about the decrease in school librarians nationwide.
- So many manga adaptations!
- And the time Teen Titans saved the Olympics.
- Love a good prank? These YA books about pranksters are must-reads.
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As always, thanks for hanging out, and we’ll see you again on Monday.
— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram.
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