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Debut Novels from Some of Our Fave YA Authors

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Tirzah and Erica look back at some well-established YA authors’ debuts.

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Books Discussed:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

And Reflection by Elizabeth Lim for Disney

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Ash by Malinda Lo