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Jagged Little Pill for YA Readers and More of This Week’s YA Book News and New Books: December 16, 2021

Hey YA Readers!

As we roll into the end of the year, our minds on wrapping up this year’s loose ends and preparing for the next — whatever that looks like anymore — news and new book releases are slowing down. This week’s Thursday roundup, as well as next week’s, will be much shorter than usual. The good news is that means you have some more time to get your reading on.

YA Book News

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New YA Book Releases

the meet-cute project book cover

Note: book publication dates have been shifting because of supply chain challenges. This week there are no hardcover releases. Instead, enjoy these three new paperback releases:

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson

This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes

Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall

YA Book Talk at Book Riot

Thanks, y’all, for hanging out. We’ll be back in your inbox Saturday with deals and on Monday with your picks for best YA books of 2021.

Until then, happy reading!

— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram