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Year Published: 2014
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- Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends
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Table of Contents
Foreword, by Michael Cart
Preface, by Gillian Engberg and Ian Chipman
Young Adult Fiction, 2000–2013
Going Batty over Going Bovine, by Ian Chipman
Mystery and Suspense
Young Adult Nonfiction, 2000–2013
One-Fifth of the Pie and Growing, by Gillian Engberg
Appendix: Top 50 YA Books, 2000–2013
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