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Red Hugging His Kids

You don’t want a hug, do you?
‘Cause you’re not getting one.


For a man who doesn’t seem to like hugs, Red’s pretty much given some kind of hug to each of the kids that hung around his house at least once.

A day of studying
First thing in the morning:


Taking my breakfast:


Going to my room and open the gazillion pages long book on my desk:


Beginning to read:


After half an hour:


Taking a break:


Eating a snack:


Taking another break:


Going back to reading:


Taking a nap (longer than I expected):


Deciding to be a responsible student and study hard:


Taking another break:


Looking at the clock and realise my studying didn’t go according to my plans:

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LIST OF THE WEEK: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Celebrate women’s history month with these YA reads! For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

For more: Code Name Verity, The Midwife’s Apprentice, Esperanza Rising, Under A Painted Sky, A Northern Light, Chains, The Season, A Spy in the House, Flygirl, and Bloody Jack.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Our 100th post calls for a classic! If you love To Kill a Mockingbird, try these:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith for a charismatic child narrator learning to find her place in the world

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman for a superb UKYA series about race set in a dystopian society

Wonder by R. J. Palacio for a story of a boy overcoming prejudice

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson for slavery and the fight for freedom

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9 Books You May Have Missed Because Your Nose Was Stuck in Another Book

We’re human, which means we make mistakes. But sometimes those mistakes affect our bookshelves, which, let’s be real, is unacceptable. That’s why we’ve rounded up 9 of the some of the most buzzed-about and raved-about YA books that you may have missed because your nose was in another book! Want a sneak peek of all of these books? Read a sample of each of them here!

1. Conversion by Katherine Howe

A chilling mystery crafted around high school seniors suffering from a bizarre epidemic who find out their town was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered the same symptoms three centuries ago.

2. Like No Other by Una LaMarche

A gorgeous story about the love that blooms between life-long neighbors, one from a strict Hasidic upbringing and the other a book-smart nerd who’s never been comfortable around girls. 

3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

This Printz Honor book is a funny, intense, complex, and brave coming-of-age tale following Austin and his best friend Robby in recession-era, small-town Iowa. 

4. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

A tale as beautiful as its California setting: Emi is a talented set designer on the L.A. film scene who hasn’t been able to design a love life, until a letter at an estate sale leads her to Ava. 

5. As Simple as Snow by Gregory Galloway

After Anastasia, who loves riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories, disappears near a hole in the frozen river, the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months to find her. 

6. The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis

A raw and surprisingly funny novel about coping with loss about Emmy, who’s waiting for her best friend Kim to visit from the afterlife, but instead is visited by ghosts of other people.

7. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar

The irresistible story of high school freshman Scott, who writes down tips for his unborn sibling because he believes high school would be a lot less overwhelming if it came with a survival manual. 

8. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

The sequel to IF IT STAY is written from Adam’s point of view and chronicles what’s happened since Mia decided to stay – but not with him. 

9. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

This New York Times bestseller is a compelling, heartrending look into the effects of PTSD, following Hayley and her father, who keeps moving her around in a desperate attempt to escape the demons that have tortured him since he returned from Iraq.

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Someone said they wanted a video of the 2016 Olympic gymnastics team to the mean girls trailer… Well here it is… Enjoy 😁

USA 2013-2016 Quad 

Mini Splash of Leo Series

I saw someone asking about all the leotards USA has worn over this quad. I’m sure there is more (there has to be more?) at least some of these in different colors, but there are all the ones I can think of, starting from American Cup in 2013 to Pacific Rims in 2016.

Any predictions for who will wear what?