Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Yes, yes, and yes!

YA literature needs all the good press it can get (I know, next I'll be telling you water is wet and fire is hot), so I was very pleased to see this feature on NPR: Three Books for Teens Who Hate to Read. What most impresses me is that, the interviewee, a contributor to Teens Read Too, manages to get diversity among the 3 titles. One protagonist is male, one is female, and one is male with a strong female influence. None of the books are heinously long, and they all deal with issues important to today's teens. I loved Violet on the Runway and Thirteen Reasons Why, and I'm sure Spud is a good fit with those two.

Well done, NPR and Amber Gibson.

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