The Next Five YA Books You Should Read
In no particular order…but I’ll get to them in a minute.
This morning I attended a group reading (imho the best kind of reading) where my chum E.C. Myers was reading from his slick YA debut, FAIR COIN. I was just fortunate to live near the library where the reading was happening, part of the NYC Teen Author Festival.
Disaster struck when the esteemed group of authors slated to read was locked out of the library. A scheduling snafu had resulted in the reading not happening at all. So there we were, five hot YA authors and me, wandering Inwood, trying to figure out what to do with ourselves.We ended up at a nearby coffee shop, talking about the business, the writer’s life, and the process of promoting a novel (a herculean task)!
This series of unfortunate events (see what I did there?) turned out to be a pretty great morning for me — I met some fantastic writers, saw my friend, and added four cool new books to my to-read list. I couldn’t help but think that my luck to have coffee with five hot YA authors could easily have been an auctioned event — people would pay a pretty penny for such an opportunity.
So here’s what you should do. Go out, buy these five books by the authors who spent their morning with me, and read them now now now.
SCRAWL by Mark Shulman — The at times painful and funny story of a bully and the teacher who tries to reform him.
Check these books out!