What's Up in YA

Ann M. Martin on THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB, Bernie Sanders Writes YA Nonfiction, & More YA News

Welcome to Fall, YA Fans!

look-pastThis week’s edition of “What’s Up in YA?” is sponsored by Look Past.

Look Past is a gripping murder mystery involving a transgender teen and a fundamentalist religious sect. Avery is a trans boy who was in love with his friend Mary, but was shunned by her conservative reverend father. Mary is murdered in a brutal way because of her love for Avery, and he could be next. With the entire town caught in the grip of fear, the killer remains at large. Avery is torn between finding the killer and saving himself—not just from the hands of a vicious murderer, but from everyone who thinks he should try to be “normal.”

In the next issue of “What’s Up in YA?,” we have a fun interview with an emerging YA powerhouse talking about Hispanic Heritage Month, magical realism, and a whole lot more. So for that, we’ll take it a little bit slower in this issue — let’s take a look at some of the big news from around the world of YA.

  • I’d completely forgotten that Lauren Kate’s Fallen was being made into a film. The trailer has hit, and the article attached to it is interesting — there’s not a release date for the film, and there’s a push to get fans talking so that it will debut. Eventually.
  • Remember Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks? She’s now created a mini-zine for This girl is rad.


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Thanks for hanging out with us another week, and we’ll be back with a fabulous author-reading-book discussion in two weeks. In the mean time, pick up a great YA book or two and have fun.

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