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Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

No Earbuds Required: 5 Favorite Albums Reimagined As YA Novels

As any good writer knows, inspiration comes from everywhere. YA books frequently serve as the basis for all kinds of adaptations—movies, TV shows, even Broadway plays!—but what if things worked the other way around? Imagine some of the most beloved albums of our time turned into YA novels. Adele’s 19 would make for a gripping contemporary romance novel, telling the … Read More


inspiration, André W., music
Friday, November 9th, 2018

Ask a Swoontern: What Is Getting An MFA In YA Writing Like?

Hi Swooners! It’s André, current intern at Swoon Reads. When I’m not helping out the amazing Swoon editors and/or reading great stories on here, you can find me attending classes at The New School’s Writing For Children and Young Adults MFA program. Wait, what’s an MFA degree? Well, you typically take a mix of writing workshops and craft seminars over … Read More


writing, publishing, André W., education
Friday, November 2nd, 2018

8 YA Books to Chill with After Binge-Watching "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina only arrived on Netflix last week, but if you’re anything like us (AKA self-proclaimed horror lovers!), you’ve already binge-watched all eight episodes. Helmed by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the new take on Sabrina Spellman and Co. is truly a spooky watch (we know, “spooky” has been grossly overused this season, but we really do mean … Read More


reading, André W., pop culture, book recommendations, The Soul Keepers

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