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.