Hey YA Readers!
Let’s catch up on the latest news and happenings.
Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she’s not immune to Slate’s charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship.
Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.
It seems like every time I collect the latest news in YA worth sharing, there are a ton of adaptations. This week’s collection won’t be different — but they’re all so good that it’s hard not to get excited about what we’ll soon feast our eyes upon.
- Sundance winner and YA adaptation The Miseducation of Cameron Post finally has a distributor and you’ll be able to watch it this summer.
- Netflix will adapt The Wicked Deep, which should adapt to the screen really well.
- Speaking of atmospheric YA reads perfectly ripe for adaptation, here’s news on The Hazel Wood.
- And here’s news about Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses coming to the big screen.
- This summer (!!) we’ll get to watch To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix.
- The male lead of The Hate U Give has been recast.
- How about the teen slasher book There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins being made into a slasher film? I’m 100% here. for. this.
- This is a fascinating dive into the magazine Teen Boss. Put this in the “YA adjacent” column of links, but I can’t stop thinking about it and needed to share it.
- Teenagers suggest creative ways to connect classic texts to today’s life. Brilliant. Today’s teenagers are seriously brilliant.
- The Giant Days comic will be adapted into a YA novel.
- The Broadway play “Dear Evan Hanson” will also become a YA novel.
- Thinly veiled metaphors in young adult dystopian fiction. This had me in stitches.
- Audiobook Sync is back this month! You can snag a free pair of audiobooks each week, with tons of great YA titles included.
- There are more queer YA books being published, but are queer girls being left behind? And another thoughtful Bustle piece worth reading: YA novels which are queer reads but under the radar, for young readers who aren’t out (or have other challenges preventing them from reading queer YA openly).
- Tomi Adeyemi on writing the biggest book of 2018 so far.
- YA books to read if you love Black Panther.
- This YA book tour — the Belles and Brujas — looks super fun.
Snag these YA books in eform for not a lot of dough:
You can read Leigh Bardugo’s take on Wonder Woman for $2.
Pick up Jessica Spotswood’s first contemporary YA novel Wild Swans for $2.50.
The fantasy novel The Falconer by Elizabeth May is a whopping 60 cents.
Thanks for hanging out this week and we’ll meet you back here again soon.