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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Nov 29, 2018

First of all, we had meant for this episode to release the day before Thanksgiving, but the holidays got the best of us, so we needed to delay the release. So apologies for the Thanksgiving-centric sign off, but the sentiment still stands.

This week we're talking about families as the central plot in YA. It's not super...

Nov 15, 2018

This week we're talking about a blog post from a teen reader that garnered some interesting responses from YA authors as they talked about how YA excludes many of its teen readers and why that's the case. YA has become more than just a genre in many ways, and obviously we had a lot of thoughts about this.

For the blog...

Nov 8, 2018

This week we're talking about the *few* YA books that feature MCs in college. We also spend some time talking about the way YA skews and the NA categorization. 

Tell us your favorite college YA books on twitter @shelf_involved


Nov 1, 2018

We're doing it! We're finally going to talk about the quintessential (in our opinion) YA dystopian series. The Hunger Games turned ten this past month, so we wanted to celebrate by talking about all of the (many) reasons we love it and how we've seen it affect the YA genre over the past decade. 

If you haven't read it:...