The Everett (WA) Public Library has an article filled with summer teen book reviews.
This week's book trailer is for The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. In case you can't tell, I love him. So much. And I read this book this week, and then cried for about an hour. (That isn't a spoiler, as you know there won't be a happy ending: the book is about two teenage cancer patients who fall in love, so...) Super good!!!!
Last summer, an article in the Wall Street Journal argued that YA fiction had become too dark (figuratively) for teens. One YA author decided to assess the literal color distribution on YA covers as a tongue-in-cheek response, but discovered real issues with color and YA covers.
Libba Bray also has a really cool author blog. Some of her posts get a bit political, so just be prepared if that isn't your thing. Of course, she also has a "Forget Your Troubles, C'Mon Get Happy" playlist...so take from that what you will.
NPR has put out a list of the best 100 YA Novels. The books were chosen based on a user poll. See how many you've read!
Here's a book trailer for Ship Breaker, by Paulo Bacigalupi. Another dystopian future (I promise I'll do another kind of book next week), this one is set in the US Gulf Coast.
The first entry in the Teen Book Buzz Book Trailer of the Week is a trailer for Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld (author of the popular Uglies series). Short version: Steampunk and genetic engineering in an alternate history of WWI. Check it out!
Hilarious Lady Gaga/Harry Potter parody video. Hufflepuff Pride! (Full disclosure: This library intern is a Ravenclaw, but both her siblings are Hufflepuffs. Rock on, badgers!)