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Reading the Oscars: 3 YA Novels Paired with Oscar Nominees

It’s officially Oscar season! If you’re anything like me, you’re now in crunch mode trying to see as many movies as you can before the big night. I’ve only seen three of the best picture nominees (THE HORROR), so if anyone needs me for the next month, you know where I’ll be—trying to watch as many films as humanly possible.

In honor of awards season, here are three of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies paired with a complementary YA novel.

If you love A Star Is Born, read...

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Rock star in the spotlight? Check. Celebrity crash and burn? Check. A behind-the-scenes look at an exclusive world? CHECK! If you’ve been blasting “Shallow” for the past many months, it’s time to dive into Jen Wilde’s latest.

If you love The Favourite, read...

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This movie and book both offer a fresh, comical, and irreverent take on history that we totally adore. History with a sense of humor is our jam, and we swoon hard for court intrigue of any time period.

If you love Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, read...


Who doesn’t love a fresh spin on the superhero genre? We love how both of these take a story you think you know and turns it on its head (literally, because... you know... Spider-Man spends a lot of time upside down).

What movies made you swoon this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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Kat Brzozowski

Native New Hampshirite. Broadway musical nerd. Work team softball slugger. Embroidery aficionado. I’m one part Ramona, one part the monkeys …

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