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45: I’m Not Stephen King’s Publicist

Kelly and special guest Sarah Dessen talk about teen life today, how YA has grown and changed in the last two decades, and what “strong female characters” means.

This episode is sponsored byAll The Books,Where You End and I Beginby Preston Norton, from Disney Publishing WorldwideandAmazon Publishing.

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Show Notes

The Rest of the Storyby Sarah Dessen

Netflix options Sarah Dessen novels for adaptation

The Poet Xby Elizabeth Acevedo

Little Fires Everywhereby Celest Ng

Itby Stephen King

Speakby Laurie Halse Anderson

Cutby Patricia McCormick

Twilightby Stephenie Meyer

There’s Something About Sweetieby Sandhya Menon

Dear Martinby Nic Stone

Slayby Brittney Morris

Sixteenby Megan McCafferty

A Summer to Dieby Lois Lowry

Ashby Malinda Lo

Freaky Fridayby Mary Rodgers

A Billion for Borisby Mary Rodgers

The Hate U Giveby Angie Thomas

With The Fire on Highby Elizabeth Acevedo

The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins

On Writingby Stephen King

For listeners itching to know more about the authors we dove into, you’ll do well looking up books by Jacqueline Woodson, Walter Dean Myers, Julie Anne Peters, David Levithan, Neal Schusterman, Jennifer Smith, and Deb Caletti.

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