Sabrina Rojas Weiss

Sabrina Rojas Weiss

Writer. Editor. Wannabe Stage Mom.

I write about health, parenting, fashion, beauty, TV, celebrities, households and history.

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Buying A Gift For Baby's First Birthday? 5 Things Parents Wish You ...

Did your friends all decide to have kids without you? Are you a new parent suddenly finding yourself going to several first birthday parties in a row?

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In Search of Today's Judy Blume: Why Gayle Forman's Novels Fit ...

Gayle Forman earns our “Today’s Judy Blume” title for the way she tackles loss and grief in a coming-of-age package.

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Sinner Author Maggie Stiefvater Gets Real…With Rock-Star Werewolves In L.A.

We caught up with Stiefvater to find out why she decided to write this spinoff of her Shiver trilogy, even after swearing it was done for good.

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Maybe John Green Is Today's Judy Blume After All

Rest assured, we are not throwing this title around without serious thought.

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Wordless Picture Books: Leap Into Storytime Without A Net

I love reading aloud. So why would I want to buy my son books that don’t have any words?

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3 Dystopian Trilogies That Are Every Bit as Exciting as Divergent

Books that will get your heart pumping while you ponder how our future could go terribly wrong.

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5 Novels We Wish Would Become TV Shows

Big-screen book-to-movie adaptations only have about two hours to bring every plot detail and quote...

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Don't Panic: Lauren Oliver Wants An End To Big Proclamations On The State Of YA

We've already declared that Lauren Oliver's latest novel, Panic, is helping make March an amazing month for YA lit. But we couldn't just leave it at that. Oliver's story of kids in a fictional rundown New York town, competing in a dangerous summer-long game of chicken (called...

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The Great Audiobook Debate: Does Listening Count As Reading?

Do you have to use your eyes to get credit for "reading" a book? Do you get everything out of the experience you're supposed to, or is it just one more apocalyptic sign that modern consumers of culture just can't sit still and enjoy the finer things in life? Friends,...

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Egg & Spoon and Other Modern Spins on Old Tales

Sometimes we forget that all those books about witches, vampires, werewolves, and fairies are basically based on tales people used to pass around the campfire. But vamps and wolfmen aren't the only supernaturals in town, and 2014 has seen the release of some excellent YA novels that are brea...

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The Fall Dares To Out-Haunt Poe, And Three Other YA Retellings of Classics

As long as there are English classes and mandatory curricula, our teen years will be spent reading more classic literature than we will at any other point in our lives. It makes sense, then, that young adult novelists have found a way to entertain readers with new riffs on the stories they've...

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8 Essential Elements of a Juicy YA Love Triangle

Rebecca Serle's Famous in Love (out next month) is a deliciously meta YA novel: aspiring actress Paige Townsen lands her dream breakout movie role as the lead in an adaptation of Locked, the hottest YA book in all the land, and finds herself in a love triangle with her costars that...

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Meg Wolitzer's YA Debut, Belzhar, Turns Grief Into A Special Realm

Who isn't emotionally fragile at some point in their teen years? And who doesn't long to be picked out of the crowd, recognized as someone special, either because of the heightened nature of their feelings or some other intangible quality only other special people can see? That's why...

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A Little Something Different Took A Very Different Path To Publication

The process of writing and selling a novel is supposed to be hard. It's supposed to take years of trial and error, submission and rejection, revision and revision, until those big fancy publishing companies put those pretty books on the shelves. Not so for Sandy Hall, the author of A...

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Belzhar and More of Our Favorite Boarding-School Novels

Is there any teen out there who doesn't occasionally fantasize about being sent off to school far, far away from their parents? Sure, there are rules and teachers and things, but a boarding school is also a microcosm completely devoted to high-school students, sheltered from the outside world...