Farrah Penn
Farrah is a writer and ruthless coffee consumer living in Los Angeles. She enjoys Young Adult fiction, travel adventures, and overusing emojis.

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If Book Characters Had Starbucks Orders

I've had my fair share of compliments on my name, but for the most part it's a phonetic nightmare. 95 percent of the time people will hear Sarah/Tara/Kara/Vera. No matter how hard I try to over-pronounce the "F" sound or slowly repeat, "No, 'F' as in…
By Farrah Penn

15 YA Books Teens Are Obsessed With

I have a teenaged sister whose opinion I rely heavily on for super-trendy things. She’s the one I text in the dressing room when I’m unsure if an outfit is cute or not. (Most recently her answer was: um NO. you look like a shower curtain.) But I also…
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18 Things That Happen When You Have A Bookish BFF

In high school, the topic of many lunch conversations with my besties typically surrounded our latest Harry Potter theories or what we thought of the newest Sarah Dessen novel. There were always the occasions we'd spot each other in the hall first th…
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21 Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With YA

Every person who reads young adult lit has that one book that kicked off her dazzling YA love affair. Mine was the Fearless series by Francine Pascal (you might remember her from the Sweet Valley High books, too). I started this series in middle scho…
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15 Books That Are As Addictive As Divergent

If you’re into YA novels, you’ve most likely heard of Veronica Roth's Divergent by now. For me, Divergent was a glorious treasure that I happened to stumble upon by accident. I’d won an online drawing a month before the book was officially released, …
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6 Audiobooks That Will Make Your Commute Better

I’m originally from Dallas, but now live in Los Angeles, and one of the most asked questions I get from people back home is: OMG TRAFFIC DOES IT SUCK OR WHAT. I thought this was a universal understanding of L.A., but I think there’s something satisfy…
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Essays That Must Be In Anna Kendrick's New Book

As you may or may not know, Twitter Queen Anna Kendrick is writing a book of funny essays for public consumption, and let me just tell you now my eyeballs will be ALL OVER that once it’s released. Anna Kendrick is my Internet spirit animal (and every…
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YA Books You Should Read Based On Your Zodiac Sign

From my experience, people have one of two relationships with astrology. There are ones who seek understanding in the cosmetic influence, and then there are the Sheldon Coopers of the world that wholly believe it is arbitrary nonsense. I personally h…
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What Your Favorite John Green Novel Says About You

Although John Green’s debut novel, Looking for Alaska , was published a decade ago, there has been a sort of John-splosion! all over the YA world. With the wide success of The Fault in Our Stars and the upcoming adaptation of Paper Towns , only tim…
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The 10 Emotional Stages Of Revising Your Novel

You’ve finally finished writing a book! It’s wonderful! It’s magic! IT IS PROFOUND. Surely it will sell at auction because this is the most brilliant thing to exist in all of human history. You await the day when you have zillions of adorning fans wa…
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