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Monday
Oct172011

Geektastic: It's Teen Read Week


Geektastic edited by Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci

To celebrate Teen Read Week I decided to post about one of my favorite YA reads ever. I recently started reading YA lit on a regular basis and I love it despite that one time I read Twilight. These stories vary from fun to somber. There are geek references and teen angst throughout. I fell in love in the first pages which does not happen often but I love it when it does. This book is also a great reference for those that are looking for young adult novels to read. These give the reader a nice sample of each individual writers work. The stories cover the greatness and the meanness of being a teenager. Not every story was geek references and quirky romance, this was something I enjoyed. It felt very balanced. I would definitely recommend it to people I know.

The list of authors in Geektastic are as follows:

 M.T. Anderson

Libba Bray

Cassandra Clare

John Green

Tracy Lynn

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Greg Leitich Smith

David Levithan

Kelly Link

Barry Lyga

Wendy Mass

Garth Nix

Scott Westerfield

Lisa Yee

Sara Zarr

I have never heard of Teen Read Week before and I’m a little sore about that. It started in 1998. Anyhoo, here is a list of nominees for the Top Ten of 2011.  There are also links to past years nominees. Enjoy! The winners will be announced today at noon.

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