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Young Adult book recommendations and why YA matters

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Newcomers to the podcast Christina and Andrea join Adam to discuss their favorite Young Adult books and series. They also discuss why they think YA is such a popular genre. Christina and Andrea share their favorite types of characters and subgenres to read about, whether or not Christina would survive the Hunger Games and the importance of cake in her world. About halfway through we go into the YA books that make us cry and try to figure out why these books are able to move our emotions the way they do.

We also uncover some deep-seated struggles that Andrea and Christina have as friends in regard to whether it's appropriate to wait until a series is completed before you start reading it. Adam also unveils his love for all things Alice in Wonderland and we get sidetracked several times talking about baked goods.

Recommendations:

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

They Call me Alexandra Gastone by T.A. Maclagan

Splintered series by A.G. Howard

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Worldwalker trilogy by Josephine Angelini

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Something Strange and Dealy series by Susan Dennard

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The New Wild by Holly Brasher

The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

The Scarlet Series by A.C. Gaughen

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

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