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Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance

 ‘It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut.’ ‘This fourteen-story YA fiction anthology delves into the experience of being bullied—socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually. The school hallways, walks home, and house walls are no longer the boundaries for intimidation and harassment. With the rapid-fire response time of social […]

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ELROD MCBUGLE ON THE LOOSE by Jeff Strand

Elrod Mc Bugle is just trying to stay out if trouble, and survive his first year at Greenwater Junior High. Too bad LIFE keeps getting in the way. A comedy for kids . . . and adults who were warped as kids! This needs to be a movie. No, wait… a SERIES of movies, like […]

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I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS by Jeff Strand

Henry Lambert, a self-proclaimed geek, but definitely not a wuss, sits and watches the worst You-Tube video ever produced. His dad, on the other hand, thinks the exact opposite. Two weeks at Strongwoods Survival Camp could be a life changing experience for his son. But Harry… he has a very bad feeling about it. This […]

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Read Across America Day ~ March 3, 2014

Mark your calendars, and get ready to grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat on Monday, March 3, 2014 for the 17th annual Read Across America Day. The Seussical celebration will kick off a week of reading across the nation as NEA members gather students, parents, and community members together to […]

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Book Reviews Horror Short Story YA Zombies

Grandma? by J.A. & Talon Konrath

Grandma? by J.A. Konrath My rating: 5 of 5 stars You know how hard it is for me to review short stories! I’m always afraid of posting spoilers. So, here’s a Short & Sweet review for a short story… This is a very good, short, YA zombie story written by J.A.Konrath and Talon Konrath. Don’t […]

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Zombie Thanksgiving: A YA Paranormal Story

Zombie Thanksgiving: A YA Paranormal Story by Rusty Fischer My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend at Parnassus Preparatory Academy for Troubled Adolescents, aka Paranoia Prep, and most of the students have gone home to spend it with their families. Except for Cassie. It’s not revealed why Cassie has stayed behind, […]

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SCARY MARY By S.A. Hunter

Scary Mary by S.A. Hunter My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this before I started really searching for great YA Horror, but the book stood out to me even then. I believe I got it as a free download on Smashwords. If you’re searching for something to give to a future horror lover, […]

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Down The Cellar Steps – Arthur Pendryll

A YA HORROR STORY BY ARTHUR PENDRYLL Nanny Carla asks Melanie, “Why do you even want to go into the cellar? There’s nothing but bottles down there anyway.” Melanie is pretty smart, she says… “If it’s just bottles, then why doesn’t mommy want me to go down there?” I hate smart kids. You can never […]

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YA HORROR, Stories by Marissa Wood (updated)

  I recently picked up 4 stories written by Marissa Wood. I caught them on sale, but they are regularly priced at only 99¢ – a great deal for Kindle shorts. I didn’t have horror like this available when I was reading YA novels as a YA. I’d like to be able to get the word […]