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April 13, 2007
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about upcoming YA books:

Bloodhound: The Legend of Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce — $21.99? Are you kidding me?  $18.99 for the regular hardcover; $21.99 for the Library Edition.  My bad.

Primavera by Mary Jane Beaufrand — ooh, Italian Renaissance. Is this J or YA?

A Bridge to the Stars by Henning Mankell — Henning Mankell? Henning Mankell wrote a YA book?

Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White — 720 pages? Are you kidding me?

Gert Garibaldi’s Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time by Amber Kizer — Well, it’s definitely a memorable title.

My Swordhand Is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick — Now this is a memorable-in-a-good-way title. Makes me want to read it based on the title alone. And the British cover and description make it even more enticing.

It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel by Cecily von Ziegesar — Gossip Girl prequel? I only read the first book in the series, and that left me feeling slightly sl–Wait, why Serena left boarding school? (You mean it hasn’t been explained in the other, what, ten or so books?) Can someone read this and tell me, or am I going to have to read it myself?

Clicks by various authors — ooh, interesting.

Secret Santa by John Scognamiglio and Sabrina James — Froggy? I thought the only Froggy I’d ever see was in The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things. John Scognamiglio? As in the Kensington editor John Scognamiglio?

These covers do not belong on YA books.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak — $11.99 for a YA paperback? After discounts you can get the hardcover for less than the cover price of the paperback (only $1.09 more after the paperback discount).

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