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Top 5 Authors Under 30

Feb 19, 2013

These five young authors prove you don’t have to be old to write a good book! Check out Kidzworld’s list of Top 5 Authors Under 30.

No. 5: Cayla Kluver

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Cayla’s debut novel Legacy was published by Harlequin Teen in 2011. Since then she has released two follow-up books.

No. 4: Paige Harbison

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The daughter of another famous writer (Beth Harbison), Paige has already released two books ( Here Lies Bridget and New Girl) and has a third planned for 2013.

No. 3: Kristin Cast

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Kristin is the daughter of author P.C. Cast. Together with her mother she is the co-author of the House of Night series, which includes 11 books.

No. 2: Veronica Roth

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Veronica is the author of the Divergent trilogy, for which she won the Goodreads 2011 Choice Award. Her first book is being made into a movie, set to be released in 2014.

No. 1: Samantha van Leer

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Samantha is the daughter of literary giant Jodi Picoult. The mother-daughter duo released Between the Lines, a book the two of them wrote together, in June 2012.

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PerksBeingABookworm
photo:6446529  [ photo:6446529] (I tried both, one without brackets and one with as an experiment) The bracket won't go without a space though Doesn't seem to be working but I hoped this helped? Ha ha 
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Sure thing. EDIT: Erm, I don't know if that's what that's supposed to be, lol. 
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"Tennis123" wrote: "PerksBeingABookworm" wrote: Yeah. It’s not really something I’d ever partake in but I’m not going to denigrate people for doing it either. Unless you’re drawing out the animal’s death, wasting the potential resources it offers, or it’s an endangered species. Like with white tail deer, they’re already over populated, culling the population a little would help the ecosystem more than it would harm it. Just have respect for the life of the animal. Why isn’t the killing of the animal the issue for you? You say “have respect for the life of the animal” but you can’t do that while simultaneously killing said animal. If someone thinks it’s ok to kill the animal, they must have a difference between the animal and a human that justifies the killing. And if the difference was applied to a human, they must also accept killing them, otherwise it’s a contradiction. With all due respect, I believe it is possible. When I say "have respect for the life of the animal," I mean you should respect the fact that you are potentially taking a life, and that action should be justified. The killing of an animal isn't an issue for me if it is justified and absolutely necessary.  And yes, there is a difference between animals and humans. While we too are animals, we are significantly more developed intellectually and biologically in comparison to the majority of other species. This is a fact, and it's why many of us are so comfortable with killing wild animals-we feel disconnected to them except in certain cases, such as species like dolphins, apes, horses, and dogs. Does that mean we should value the lives of animals any less? No. But while animals are by nature more primal, that doesn't negate the fact that if they have proven to be a legitimate threat to the ecosystem and/or society, there shouldn't be an issue with killing them (ex. rabid animals beyond help). This isn't solely limited to animals either, you can see it in our own human society in many ways. For instance, our society executes people who have committed atrocities of the highest level, but we still value human life. 
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Hi! If you're reading this, could you please type in: photo:6446529 but add [ to the beginning and ] to the end (no spaces)? Thank you! This is an image embed test, if you're curious (seeing if anyone can use images that I upload around the forums) not sure where this went, so I put it in general :P
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