All Info About Teen Reading

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Monday, October 20, 2008

National Book Award Finalists - Young People's Literature

The National Book Award finalists were recently announced, including five authors in the young people's literature category:

  • Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains (Simon & Schuster)
  • Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Atheneum)
  • Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic)
  • E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Hyperion)
  • Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now (Alfred A. Knopf)

You can read more about the finalists at the official National Book Award site.

I had completely missed the fact that Laurie Halse Anderson had a new book out. It's historically-based like Fever 1793, which I didn't enjoy as much as Speak or Twisted. However, those are also some tough books to compare yourself to, so I'm still excited and I've placed it on hold at my library.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Melusine - Halloween Book Review

Just in time for October, here's a review of a cute graphic novel called Melusine - Halloween. The title character is a young witch gearing up for the biggest time of the year for ghosts, goblins, witches, and other creepy creatures. However, there are more laughs than scares to be had.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Twilight Trailer

Twilight HD Exclusive Trailer

The trailer seems a bit cheesy overall, with a weird mix of romance and action movie. I'm really behind on the whole Twilight phenomenon. Are they worth checking out? Honestly, as popular as they are, I've heard some horrible things about the quality of the writing and plot. Yet I'm curious.

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