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Eric and Kelly discuss YA books from 10 years ago, talk about some of the most eye-catching YA book covers hitting shelves this year, and then share the books they wish had seen more love in this year’s deluge of “most anticipated” lists.


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Heart of Ash by Kim Liggett

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

The New Wild West by Blaire Briody

Donation drive for The Hate U Give

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Paper Towns by John Green

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E Lockhart

A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce

Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Audrey, Wait! By Robin Benway

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Price Guide to the Occult by Lesley Walton

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutski

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Behind the scenes of The Bells

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Ink by Alice Broadway

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Lizzie by Dawn Ius

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby

Our Stories Our Selves: Growing Up Female in America edited by Amy Reed

Storm Wake by Lucy Christopher

Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson

Fum by Adam Rapp

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana (The book hill upon which Eric will die, y’all)

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi