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Do you want to know which books are hot in the teen section of the Arlington Public Library? Want to make sure you’re up on what’s popular? So do we! And that’s why we’ve collected the top titles of the month. Take a look and tell us, have you read them? What do you think should be popular? We want to know!

Top 25 Young Adult Fiction Titles

1    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
2    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins  (see full review)
3    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (see full review)
5    The Book Thief by Marukus Zusak (See our full review)
6    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (see more posts)
7    Gone by Michael Grant
8    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (see our posts)
The Impossible Knife of Memoryby Laurie Halse Anderson (see full review)
10   The Perks of Being a Wallflowerby Stephen Chbosky (see full review)
11    The Maze Runner by James Dashner
12    If I Stay by Gayle Forman (see our posts)
13    Paper Towns by John Green
14    Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz
15    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (see full review)
16    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
17    Halt’s Peril by John Flanagan
18    Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
19    The Icebound Land by John Flanagan
20    Son by Lois Lowry
21    A Mango-Shaped Space  by Wendy Mass
22    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (see more)
23    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
24    The Kill Order by James Dashner
25    Ranger’s Apprentice: the Lost Stories by John Flanagan

Top 25 Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Titles

1    Allegiant by Veronica Roth
2    Divergent by Veronica Roth (see our review)   
3    Cinder by Marissa Meyer (see our posts)   
4   Insurgent by Veronica Roth
5    The Elite by Kiera Cass
6    City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
7    Legend by Marie Lu (see our full review)  
8    Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare 
9    Prodigy by Marie Lu
10    The 5th Wave by RickYancey (see our full review)
11    Matched by Allyson Condie (see our review)
12    Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld  
13    Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card   (see our review)
14    City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.   
15    Crossed by Ally Condie  
16    Reached by Ally Condie
17    Cress by Marissa Meyer
(see our posts)
18    The Selection by Kiera Cass    
19    City of Lost Soulsby Casssandra Clare   
20    Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
(see our posts)
21    Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

22    City of Glass by Casssandra Clare
23    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
24    Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
25    The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (see our review)

I always think these are such interesting posts. AND it’s fun to analyze when things change drastically from list to list.

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"Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a . The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”"

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moon, mars, mercury, venus, jupiter!

cute cute cute!

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"No one’s life seems great between midnight and 7 a.m. Go to sleep. Things will be better tomorrow."

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Shut Up and Write is a series of panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron.

The fourth session will focus on the trick of revising your work.
Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Lindsay Smith, Miranda Kenneally and Danielle Ellison. The panelists will also take questions from the audience.

The authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing thanks to One More Page Books.

April 22, 2014 at 7 PM
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy Street

Getting very excited about this! Tomorrow at 7! Any DC/NoVA folks heading out??

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A sketch from last year I finished up a bit. Loosely inspired by a scene in Someday, Someday, Maybe, and my old apartment… and I guess the Netflix coma.

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Mia’s smile is melting chocolate. It’s a kick-ass guitar solo. It’s everything good in this world.

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that’s it, that’s the entire show.

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