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August 29, 2012

Teen Book Reviews

The Everett (WA) Public Library has an article filled with summer teen book reviews.

Posted by cecilia at 07:31 PM

August 16, 2012

The Fault In Our Stars

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!!!!

Posted by cecilia at 11:27 PM

Covers & Colors

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.

Posted by cecilia at 05:23 PM

August 10, 2012

Author Blogs

If you like Francesca Lia Block's books, you'll love her blog, Love in the Time of Global Warming. She even has Polyvore sets posted for some of her characters!

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.

Sara Zarr has a blog that's much more writing-process focused than the previous authors. She also has a podcast, This Creative Life.

And, as I've posted before, John Green has an incredible online presence. In addition to his author blog, he and his brother Hank have a vlog, Vlog Brothers.

Posted by cecilia at 05:10 PM

NPR Best Ever YA Novels

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!

Posted by cecilia at 04:56 PM

Ship Breaker

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.

Posted by cecilia at 04:03 PM

August 04, 2012

Leviathan

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!

Posted by cecilia at 11:32 AM

August 02, 2012

Sorted This Way

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!)

Posted by cecilia at 12:21 PM