For the millions of fans of The Hunger Games, the can't-put-it-down trilogy by Suzanne Collins, the big question was who would play Katniss, the leading character, in the upcoming movies. Twenty-year-old Jennifer Lawrence was finally chosen for the role. Here's the first picture of Lawrence as Katniss, complete with her newly-brunette hair, plus a snippet of an interview that she gave to Entertainment Weekly:
The Hunger Games: First look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss! | PopWatch | EW.com
The Spark Book Club is an online, YA, book club for girls, sponsored by Justine Magazine. We discovered them when we checked out our followers on Twitter.
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Paolo Bacigalupi's second novel, Ship Breaker won this year's Michael Printz Award, given to the best book of the year for teen readers. The Printz is often called the "Newbery Medal" of the teen book world, and the winning books are always thought-provoking. Bacigalupi's book is no exception. Here's an interview with him in the latest issue of School Library Journal:
Master of Disaster: Paolo Bacigalupi