November 21, 2017

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“Paper Towns” and Other Epic Road Trip Titles in YA Lit

As buzz builds for the film adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns, check out the following selections, all of which feature summertime journeys and epic odysseys.

Everyone’s Talking About ‘Let’s Get Lost’ and Debut Author Adi Alsaid

Adi Alsaid’s debut novel, Let’s Get Lost, is a beautifully written story about five strangers and their different experiences with love, loss, and finding themselves along the way. SLJ reviewer Donna Rosenblum chats with the author about his inspirations, his travels, and what’s in store for him next.

Kid Lit Authors Share the Love During ALA Speed Dating Event | ALA Annual 2014

Ding! With the peal of a bell, 21 children’s and YA authors started chatting eagerly to tables of librarians during a ‘speed dating’ event at the ALA Annual Conference.

Gothic Romances, Sci-Fi Adventures, and a John Green Readalike | What’s Hot in YA

Looking for a John Green readalike? Search no further than Adi Alsaid’s Let’s Get Lost. Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s eerie novel set in Barcelona will entice and haunt teens. And if you thought the dystopian and paranormal novels have worn out their welcome—Michelle Krys, Catherine Linka, and Kelsey Foster bring fresh takes to the tried-and-true genres. The following young adult, nonfiction, and crossover titles will grab reluctant and avid readers alike.