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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grotesque Horror Through A Kid-Sized Window()  

July 31, 2012 Stephen King's It showed Erin Morgenstern that the demons and ghouls of childhood stories don't hit the road just because you grow up. Have you read something that both scared and enticed you? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

'In The Attic': Whips, Witches And A Peculiar Princess()  

July 23, 2012 Flowers In The Attic is saucy and scandalous, but author Gillian Flynn says it was the complex, often evil women in the story that kept her turning the pages. Do you have a favorite female villain? Tell us about her in the comments.

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bullfights, Bankruptcy And A Damn Dangerous Book()  

July 5, 2012 Reading The Sun Also Rises as a 12-year-old, author Ben Mezrich realized he wanted to be just like the main character — an alcoholic. Not that he knew what that meant. The book also helped him find his true calling. Have you wanted to be like a character in a book? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Bordellos, Bandits And One Big Mississippi Adventure()  

July 3, 2012 This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of William Faulkner's death. His novel The Reivers was the coming-of-age story that author Ralph Eubanks needed to rocket him into his teenage years and on to adulthood. What is your favorite coming-of-age story? Tell us in the comments below.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Teenage Brain: Gateway To A 'Bright And Dark' World()  

June 18, 2012 For author Meg Wolitzer, John Neufeld's 1969 novel Lisa, Bright and Dark opened the door to more intense reads on mental illness. Has a book you've read ever acted as a gateway to harsher, truer or more literary novels? Tell us in the comments.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Growing Up And Grasping Gone With The Wind()  

May 31, 2012 It happens sometimes that you pick up a classic book expecting a great read, and you're disappointed. Author Jesmyn Ward had that reaction to Gone With the Wind. Have you ever been less than thrilled with an iconic book? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ready For Romance: Reading Gone With The Wind()  

May 31, 2012 All hopeless romantics must at some point face the fact: Relationships are intense. They can be painful. Author Jodi Picoult learned that lesson reading Gone With the Wind. Have you ever read a book that's taught you about what love is really like? Tell us in the comments.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Personal Reflections On 'Gone With The Wind'()  

September 25, 2012 Two authors, Jesmyn Ward and Jodi Picoult, explain how Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind changed their lives as teenagers.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The End Is Near, And It's No Walk 'On The Beach' ()  

June 6, 2012 Growing up in the '80s, author Myla Goldberg crafted a survival plan in the event of a nuclear war. But all that changed when she read On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Have you ever read a book that gave you a sobering picture of the world? Tell us in the comments.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Teenage Tales: Sneaking Looks In Sexy Books()  

June 18, 2012 Coming out as a teenager can be difficult. That's why finding Rubyfruit Jungle was important for author Emily Danforth. The book's lesbian narrator helped her figure out who she wanted to be. Have you ever found a book that helped you understand yourself better? Tell us about it in the comments.

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About PG-13: At 13, you crave the adult stuff — the drama, the relationships, the mind-blowing ideas — even if you're not ready for adulthood. "PG-13" presents authors discussing the books that transformed and matured their teenage minds.