Eric and Kelly talk about Malinda Lo’s annual LGBTQ YA data count, dig into the problem of the media’s take on “suicide” as a “trend” in YA, and highlight the embarrassing stories behind some favorite YA author AOL Instant Messenger names of yore.
Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
After The Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
Break by Hannah Moskowitz
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
The Way Back To You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott
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