The NY Times Book Review‘s special fall children’s section appears tomorrow, and for once covers a fair number of YA books. It’s online now, headlined with a deservedly wonderful review of Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel, The Arrival. (Hey! Shaun will be appearing at Teen Central in NYC today, 2PM! Click here for details.)
The section also has a warm and enthusiastic write up of Extras and the rest of the Uglies series. Full of deliciously quotable blurbs, it makes the coolest comparison ever:
With its combination of high-stakes melodrama, cinematic action and thought-provoking insight into some really thorny questions of human nature, [Extras], like its predecessors, is a superb piece of popular art, reminiscent less of other young adult books than of another pop masterpiece, the revived “Battlestar Galactica.”
Dude! That’s just what I was thinking . . .
Mmm . . . battlestarry.