Complicated Trips To Other Planets

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Kelly and Eric celebrate their 50th episode and 2nd podcast anniversary with 50 rapid-fire backlist YA recommendations.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersNo Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant, and The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler.

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Note: Kelly was incorrect about the book from the creator of Younger. It was the book from the creator of The Bold Type.

Hero by Perry Moore

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier 

Proxy by Alex London

The After Life by Daniel Ehrenhaf

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan

Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught 

Apple In The Middle by Dawn Quigley

The New Guy by Amy Spalding 

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert 

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Tyrell by Coe Booth

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Frost by Marianna Baer

500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

This Impossible Light by Lily Myers

The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White

Control by Lydia Kang

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

An Infinite Number of Parallel Universe by Randy Ribay

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Wrecked by Maria Padian

Up To This Pointe by Jennifer Longo

The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Dueled by Elsie Chapman

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

The Sound of Us by Ashley Poston

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

Through The Woods by Emily Carroll

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Hog Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan