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With a little help, you too can write a young-adult novel

HOW BELOVED CLASSICS DRAW READERS IN*

KIRSTEN SALYER

THE BOOKS WE READ WHEN WE’RE young have a special sort of power: they can inspire us to be brave and resilient (Matilda by Roald Dahl), take us on thrilling adventures (Divergent by Veronica Roth) and even introduce us to tragedy (The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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