It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!
We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news!
TTBF16 Author Lineup!
The Texas Teen Book Festival has released the full author lineup for October 1st, and it looks AMAZING! Joining keynote speakers Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor are some other awesome names: Renee Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Kenneth Oppel, John Corey Whaley, and a whole bunch more! How do you pick favorites from all of these amazing YA authors?!? Luckily, you don’t have to–you can join them all on October 1st, 2016, at St. Edward’s University!
June Buzz Book!
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Highly Illogical Behavior is a great read for those who enjoyed Jennifer Nieven’s All the Bright Places, but I would go ahead extend that recommendation to anyone; you should all read this book. Whaley has done a fantastic job and as soon as I started, I couldn’t put the book down. The characters are adorable and funny and so, so sweet. I fell absolutely in love with them throughout the book. The dialogue was witty and great, and, overall, was one of my favorite things. The entire premise of the book is wonderful and real with the important emphasis this book puts on mental illness.
-Katie, Teen Press Corps
YA New Releases!
Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper–a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic–the rebel within Nanette awakens.
As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price.
A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.
Featuring Jessica Brody, Jenny Martin, Chandler Baker, and Meredith Moore! Join us tonight for an amazing panel! Secrets and Second Chances brings together four incredible YA authors to discuss their work. From science projects gone wrong to the unraveling of lifelong friendships, from fast-paced thrillers to high-octane rebellions, secrets and second chances are the thread that weaves these awesome books together.
News from The Bookosphere
Summer Reading Lists are Coming!
From Bustle: “Ah, the long, sunny days lying on the beach reading the latest young adult novel; the long road trips blasting the hottest new audiobook on the car radio; and getting changed into your shorts and flip flops in a snap when you realize you’re going to be late to the cookout because you just had to finish one more chapter. (None of this is just me, right?) And to be reading constantly, you need a great YA summer reading guide of all the July-sun hot new young adult novels coming out summer 2016. Don’t worry, I’m here for you.