Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Four weeks before we left for Indianapolis, he became the first person in our school's history to have a varsity jacket for quiz bowl."

Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci are the editors of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, a compilation of short stories written by some of the hottest YA authors. From the philosophical question about what would happen if a Jedi hooked up with a Klingon at a convention, Black and Castellucci wrote a story which answers that question in their own way. They then invited others to imagine some of the most awkward moments faced by teenagers from relationships to being new in a school to all the subtle things that make one person "cool" and another person a "geek." Authors included are: Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci, Tracy Lynn, Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare, M. T. Anderson, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Garth Nix, Lisa Yee, Kelly Link, John Green, Barry Lyga, Sara Zarr (this story not included in the ARE copy), Wendy Mass, and Libba Bray. Art by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Hope Larson, including comics, top ten lists, and gaming-type icons, add fun and interest to this anthology. This book is due to be published and availalbe for sale in August, 2009.

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