6 YA Book Authors Who Were Sued for Ripping Off Another Writer’s Work

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Plagiarism allegations are about as common in the entertainment world as celebrity cheating scandals — they both happen all the freakin’ time!! Whether you’re a musician, YouTube star, or even a best-selling author, basc no content creator is safe from accusations that they’ve stolen their ideas from someone else.

A lot of YA books have simply been accused of being rip-offs of another (Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games was called into question for stealing aspects of the film, Battle Royale, and the highly publicized novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan), but no further action is ever taken. Although most plagiarism accusations never make their way into the court room, some do — even if they wind up being unsuccessful in the end.