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Anita Silvey provides a reading guide for teens | ScrippsNews

Silvey has served as editor of "The Horn Book," the Bible of children's literature, and she also was publisher of children's books at Houghton Mifflin. So she was familiar with many YA books, including such "grit lit" classics as "The Outsiders" and "Go Ask Alice."
Because she wanted to create a "very contemporary guide," however, Silvey also set out to read many YA books published since 2000. In total, she read or re-read 5,000 books. For simplicity's sake, Silvey decided to focus on what she considers the 500 best books for teens, but included many other books at the end of her book in a section titled "Beyond the 500: Additional Titles of Interest."

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