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Love YA Like Crazy

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy, where Carrie and Jake rant about young adult books. Beware, there are lots of spoilers and often lots of swearing!

Jul 31, 2019

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy! You're listening to a special episode recorded by one of the two hosts, Jacob Haller, while he was at PodX in Nashville. This is the last episode in the series, which I think goes out on a high note!

For this one, Jake talked to Vox Media's Allegra Frank, who is also a cohost of 'The Polygon Show', about Andrew Clements's 'Things Not Seen', and we were also joined by past guest Simone de Rochefort, which was very excellent!

Note that the discussion includes spoilers for 'Things Not Seen', as well as Clements's 'Frindle' and Libba Bray's 'Beauty Queens', and the final episode of Game of Thrones.

As mentioned in this discussion, Libba Bray wrote an article about the experience of trying to bring 'Beauty Queens' to the big screen. You can find it on

The episode contains a brief clip from The Polygon Show's bonus episode about the Game of Thrones finale, in which a couple of the podcast's cohosts, Ashley Oh and Simone de Rochefort, improvise a missing scene from the show. If you enjoy it, I recommend listening to the rest of the show, and other episodes of the Polygon Show in general!

Plus, a correction: Jake mentioned that he and Carrie previously recorded an episode about 'Shiver' by Maggie Stiefvater, except I called it 'Frozen'. Anyway, if you want to hear Carrie and me critique the book, here's a link to the episode!

We recorded in a space provided by Netflix, for which we thank them!

Thanks to Shaenon K. Garrity for designing the Love YA Like Crazy icon, to the Sentimental Favorites for the use of their song 'Hey There', and to Charlie McCarron for the 'Love YA Like Crazy' tag.

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