This week, I'm enjoying Goth Girl Rising, Barry Lyga's sequel to his hit debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. It's told from Kyra's (aka Goth Girl's) perspective, and there are dolls! (Actually, they're called minimates):
(From Lyga's minimate photo shoot; caption: "What are YOU looking at?")
Lyga talks about the cover of the book in Melissa Walker's "Cover Stories".
Daily Show writer Josh Lieb pens a YA novel, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President. (Galley Cat calls it "...maybe the most brilliant illustration of the Oedipus complex in the entirety of Western literature.")
The Guardian reports on Neil Gaiman and Melvin Burgess's experiments with Twitter fiction.
McSweeney's posts installment #3 of "Oh My Gawd: A Column About a Teenager Navigating Religion."
Nominations for the 2009 Cybils, the annual awards picked by the bloggers, have been announced, with 175 or so books nominated in the Young Adult Fiction category. Sadly, YA Wednesday favorites The Dust of 100 Dogs and Punkzilla were not among them, but many other worthy books were. Keep an eye on the blogs for reviews of all the nominees.
Happy reading, and Happy Halloween!--Heidi