YA Wednesday: Forks!

Heidi on December 09, 2009
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No, I'm not in Forks, WA. Debbie Reese posted photos of Twilight locales Forks and La Push on her blog, American Indians in Children's Literature. Reese has been talking this week about how Quileute legend in real life doesn't quite match up with New Moon (they do both have wolves!), including this article from Penninsula Daily News (the local paper).

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A movie theater in the UK spoils all the fun, banning fans from kissing Robert Pattinson's cardboard cutout: "Please help reduce the spread of germs by refraining from giving Edward, or any other character for that matter, a kiss or hug."

Pattinsoncutout SLJ's Jonathan Hunt names his top YA fiction picks of 2009 on NPR:
Charles and Emma
Lips Touch: Three Times
The Lost Conspiracy
Marcelo in the Real World
When You Reach Me

Read Roger points out that one of the books is not fiction, and another is not YA.

Jen Robinson sneaks away from her guests for a while to read an advance copy of the moon-apocalypse sequel This World We Live In. (My kind of girl.)

bookshelves of doom reviews Cybils nominee (and one of my favorite YA books of 2009), This is What I Want to Tell You.

Looking for holiday YA recommendations? The Telegraph lists the books of the year for teens (in the UK, but some of them are out here). Chasing Ray has books for girls, more books for girls, and even more books for girls.

Think books for the holidays, and happy reading!--Heidi


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