October 16 is gonna be nerdy. Real nerdy. I can’t wait.
This day is the Young Adult Trivia night at the McNally Jackson bookstore in NYC. I’m probably carrying the least weight of my team, because the others read a lot more quickly and manage to carve out massive chunks of time to read teen fiction books. And I think they don’t really watch TV, which sucks my time like whoa.
I’m currently in training for this competition, which means I am trying to cover some of the books we, among the three of us, have not yet read, such as The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. We have looked for lists of the most popular books, looked for other ways to check out the most popular young adult books — what the kids are readin’ these days — and made ourselves a few assignments. Hopefully in the next week and a half you will see some rapid firing book reviews on kickass YA fiction.
And then, come October 17, you shall see a blog post of glory. Or graceful defeat. But really, I’m doing it for the
Even better: All proceeds will go to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens. There will also be opportunities at the event to donate books directly to Passages Academy, a NYC Board of Education program serving incarcerated and detained youths, ages 11-17.
If there are any good new young adult books you’re wild about, let me know so we can prepare! Thanks!