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MLA 2016 Booklist-YA (and MG) Lit Update

For those of you that attended the Missouri Library Association Conference last week (or for those that missed it!) here is the booklist of titles I talked about. I'd love to hear your thoughts on them and if you have any favorites of 2016! Trends : Origin Stories & Retellings (fairy tales, classics, history retold, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland) Sequels and Series Contemporary Fiction continues to rise Creative formats ( Replica by Lauren Oliver, Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham) Middle Grade/Young YA: Ghost by Jason Reynolds Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz It Ain't So Awful, Falafel  by Firoozeh Dumas Pax by Sara Pennypacker Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan Shadow Magic by Joshua Kahn Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk Young Adult: And I Darken by Kiersten White Exit, Pursued by