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Shelf-Involved Podcast

May 31, 2018

This week we're talking about abusive relationships in YA. We spend most of our time talking about abuse in dating relationships, but also about familial abuse. This is an important topic for YA books to cover, and we discuss some of the ways we've seen it handled well. 

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May 24, 2018

This week we're talking about novels in verse. Some really excellent ones have come out in the past few years, and we talk about why we like reading stories in this unique form and how it's a really effective method for telling stories of trauma and abuse. If we didn't talk about your favorite novel in verse, tell us...

May 17, 2018

This week we're narrowing in our discussion on historical fiction, and looking only at YA novels set in WW2. There's a ton of them, and a few of them are some of our all-time favorite books, so this was a fun one to get into. 

What's your favorite of this sub genre? Tell us on twitter @shelf_involved.


May 9, 2018

This week we're talking about companion novels! They're not quite sequels, and they usually involve continuing the story from a different and fresh perspective. Basically, they're all the good parts of a sequel with none of the bad, or at least, most of the time. 

What are you favorite companion novels? Tell us on...

May 3, 2018

Today we're talking about novels that focus on strict religious and cultural pressures and expectations placed on characters in YA. This has been popping up more and more and we find it endlessly fascinating. This is not extensive by any means, but we made an effort to talk about books from a diverse set of religious...