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To All the YA We’ve Loved Before

This summer has blessed us with a whole lotta YA movies. On Geek Girl Riot this week our Rioters talk the stories they’re loving and the POC girls that are stealing their hearts in YA. They also tackle the new Netflix flicks: The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

We Heart YA Romance
The Kissing Booth is already a monster hit—Sherin, Sam, and Alex dig into why it’s super cute…but not without its problems. From John Hughes to the 90s teen renaissance to the new wave, hear why YA romcoms are so special and what they want to see more of. Then they chat To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before AKA the film everyone is heart-eyes over—get a sneak peek into why you’ll l-u-v it (and then get into Sam’s review). 

POC Girls Leading the Way
When YA embraces diversity it makes our hearts sing. Our Rioters discuss the POC stories that mean the most to them and the ones they’re celebrating onscreen. 

What We Wanna See Next
Reading a whole lot of YA is basically a Rioter requirement, so Sherin, Sam, and Alex list the novels they want need to see adapted next.

Our Rioters <3 Full Sail! Wanna learn more about their programs and scholarship opportunities? Head to fullsail.edu/idobi right now!

Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


Teen Wolf
Maid in Manhattan
Stranger Things
10 Things I Hate About You
She’s All That
The Breakfast Club
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Pretty in Pink
Sixteen Candles
She’s The Man
The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
Emma Jane Austen
To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeJenny Han
The Hunger Games
Everything, Everything
The Hate U GiveAngie Thomas
The Darkest Minds
Dumplin’Julie Murphy
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Love, Simon
The Flash
I Believe in a Thing Called LoveMaurene Goo
Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
Eliza and Her Monsters Francesca Zappia
Emergency ContactMark H.K. Choi
Skyward (Image Comics)Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela
Audrey, Wait!Robin Benway
Children of Blood & Bone
From Twinkle with Love Sandhya Menon
When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon


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