The 2010 Young Adult Fiction Panel

This may be the last panel we have to announce, but it most certainly is not the least! Realistic young adult fiction, historical and contemporary, is what these bloggers will be evaluating, discussing, tweeting about and, if need be, fighting over in the weeks and months to come.

Panel Organizer: Jackie Parker, Interactive Reader [TW]

Panelists (Round I Judges):

Cherylynne W. Bago, View from Above and Beyond [TW] Justina Ireland, The YA 5 [TW] Kelly Jensen, Stacked [TW] Ami Jones, Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian [TW] Jackie Parker (see panel organizer)
Amanda Snow, A Patchwork of Books [TW] Melissa Wiley, Here in the Bonny Glen [TW]

Round II Judges:

Karen Ballum, Sassy Monkey, BlogHer [TW]Kathy M. Burnette, The Brain Lair [TW] Michelle Franz, Galleysmith [TW]Alice Pope, SCBWI [TW] Tasha Saecker, Kids Lit [TW]

Comments 9

  1. Ami

    Can’t wait to start reading and getting to know the other panelists! Told the baby girl it’s time she learns to make her own bottle anyway:)

  2. Paul Rogers

    With all due respect, why are you using such a dreadful broken courier type font?
    On a ‘writing’ site at that.

  3. Liz

    Have to agree with Paul above — this is a funky font that seems hard to read. My daughter is going to LOVE this panel — am going to send her the link. She loves YA, though she’s graduated from college already. She still spends quite a bit of time in that genre (and, as a college grad with homework behind her, loves that she has more time to read!). Yes, she still picks up her beloved Harry Potter, but definitely looks into other things as well. Book she’s reading now (and liking a great deal): A Wind in Montana by Mitch Davies — http://www.pensmithbooks.com — She says it’s more real than a lot of the genre, without being about a completely dysfunctional families. One of the things she commented specifically on was about the idea that most high school relationships don’t last and you need to prepare yourself for that eventuality, or else you could be in for a hard crash. We tried to tell her that at the time, but of course she didn’t listen! And the crash was hard. She said if kids read about it happening to other kids, instead of their parents telling them about it, it makes a difference.

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