First: You are all terribly sophisticated.
Trust me, you are. It’s all here in this article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Apparently, teen readers are much cleverer these days, reading more and better books.
A nice change from the usual under-researched gloom about “young people these days.” These days rule.
Second: I have a cool announcement for you. This became official a while back, but the time has come to reveal it here . . .
I wrote So Yesterday in 2003, after returning from my first year in Australia. I’d been away from New York for eighteen months, and the book is sort of a love letter to the city. It’s also about marketing and advertising, and is the first of my “obscure facts books,” which include the NY-centric Peeps and The Last Days.
Justine also says that the protagonist of SY, Hunter, is the character in my books who’s most like me.* Hmm.
Obviously, I’m very excited and honored that teen-folk all over the Garden State will be reading it. Thanks to everyone who made it happen.
As the first of my One Book One State duties, I’ll be in Elizabeth, NJ next week, talking about So Yesterday and answering all questions!
Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 14
6:00 to 7:30
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
(908-354-6060 ext. 7235)
Here’s a helpful link!
Hope to see you there.
*If I was 17 and much, much cooler.