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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Feb 26, 2020

This week we’re talking about YA characters with secrets. We’re focusing on books where the main character has a secret from everyone else in the story, but the reader is in on it. It’s an interesting (and common) plot device, and we talk a lot about how important stakes are to this device and why it’s so great...

Feb 19, 2020

We're back with another episode in our Catching Up series and discussing the classic coming-of-age novel from Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle. 

Feb 12, 2020

This week we’re talking about teen pregnancy in YA. We’re narrowing it down to books about characters who go through an entire pregnancy and deal with the aftermath of either motherhood or adoption, to keep the scope of our conversation focused.

Feb 5, 2020

In a follow-up to our Bad Boys episode, this week we’re talking about Bad Girls. It tends to be a more complicated (and rare) trope with girl characters in YA, and we’re very interested in the reasons behind that.