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This Week In YA: Emma Roberts, The Darkest Minds, And More!


This Week In YA: Emma Roberts, The Darkest Minds, And More!

This Week In YA: Emma Roberts, The Darkest Minds, And More!
This week in YA we had a few AWESOME things happen, so obviously we had to share them with you all. From new book clubs to new book nerd besties. This week had it all! We got Emma Roberts, more Simon news, The Darkest Minds movie news, and more! Let’s get it rolling.

Emma Roberts Is Starting A Book Club

Emma Roberts just announced her new book club, The Belletrist, and we are pumped AF about it. It seems Roberts is following in the footsteps of Emma Watson and embracing her inner book nerd.
“Monthly selections will curated by Roberts alongside Karah Preiss. The Belletrist Instagram is currently home to photos about all things reading, complete with recommendations of the pair’s favorite bookstores, including Paris’ legendary Shakespeare and Co. The first pick for Belletrist members will be announced Thursday.” More Info here! 


Josh Duhamel Joins the Simon Cast

Things just seem to keep getting better for Simon fans. This week, we heard that Josh Duhamel has officially joined the Simon cast! We are pretty much losing our minds because well, he’s dreamy AF. We are so sure that Josh is going to be the perfect for the role so we can’t wait to see him as Jack Spier!

Josh Duhamel Joins The Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Cast


Gwendoline Christie Joins The Darkest Minds

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is in negotiations to join the cast of Darkest Minds, Fox’s adaptation of the YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.
Amandla Stenberg is toplining the project, which also has Mandy Moore, as well as a host of young up-and-comers, on the call sheet.


Angie Thomas and Becky Albertalli Are Officially Book Nerd Besties

Okay so we are just obsessed with their friendship and want to share this video they made while visiting the Simon set!  Watch it. Just watch it.
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That’s it for this week! Did we miss any YA news? Tell us what other newsworthy YA events happened this week in the comments below!

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