Today I got to talk to a bunch of teens at my local library about reviewing young adult books and meeting all the fantastic authors that I meet. I'd tried to set up a skype chat with Jeannine Garsee, but unfortunately she had to work (darn psych hospital!).
I brought a special giveaway for the teens, Maggie Stiefvater's LINGER and Cheyenne won it in the raffle! She also took out SABRIEL, by Garth Nix and SHIVER by Maggie. I had so much fun talking to them and finding out what they liked to read. It was so funny listening to them slam TWILIGHT!
I couldn't get over how well read these teens were. Two of them were all about THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE, which I hadn't heard and they were totally jonesing for the newest one. Heather Brewer's VLADIMIR TOD book was another one they all really enjoyed.
They're all excitingly waiting for the newest Suzanne Collin's book (like who isn't). I really need to thank Deb Young, the librarian at the Uxbridge Library for inviting me. She really is a rock at that library and really knows her stuff. We got to talk a bit about manga (which I really know nothing about) and just what the teens liked to read.
I'm gonna be contacting some of my author friends to see if they can do a short 15/20 minute skype session with these amazing teens. I have a feeling they'll have awesome questions!