I write books nominally for young people, including the upcoming September Girls, which is out now. Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and the Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books all gave it starred reviews, and some other people said some nice things about it too. You can learn more about the book here.
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"Reading September Girls feels like being in a dream, but one of those dreams where you’re in your house with your mom but it’s not really your house and also your mom is played by RuPaul."
Housing Works is my favorite store. They threw a YA event called We Are Young: Tumblr Does YA at BEA. Also, tumblr events are the best. I’ve said this out loud to many, many people at Scholastic in the last few weeks.
Ruth Baron, author of Defriended, gets me thinking that I should finally watch Veronica Mars.
You heard the man! Housing Works, Tumblr, Veronica Mars. Best, best, best.
SO MAD I MISSED THIS.
peytonatorlettuce asked: WHY ARE YOU FLAWLESS?
So this finally happened.
ETA: Looking more closely— they offer tours in Aramaic and Australian!— I guess this is a joke. The real version can’t be too far behind though.
In case you hadn’t noticed already from my incessant and shameless Tweeting/Tumbling/Facebooking about it, MY BOOK IS FINALLY OFFICIALLY OUT TODAY and I’m pretty happy about it. You can even buy it and everything.
And I just found out it got its third starred review, this time from Booklist, where the reviewer wrote:
[Madison’s] command of language, both informal and beautiful, lifts the work from a basic boy-meets-fantastical creature tale to something both familiar and tragically moving. This isn’t just a supernatural beach read; it’s a rare and lovely novel, deserving of attention from discriminating readers.
It also got a positive— if somewhat more measured— review from my grandmother, who wrote the following in an e-mail to my mom:
In case you miss it, you left yout pink (coral) sweater at my house. I will save it for you. Incidentally, I was on Amazon and I found Bennett’s book—I read the sample they had posted, and so far, I disagree with his bloggers. I find it very interesting and extremely well written. I confess I think the overuse of “wicked word” language a little much, but I’m willing to admit that is the way a lot of teenagers talk these days. (But not in front of me, I hope.) Anyway, I want to say that what I have read so far I find compelling and I want to see how it ends. So I’ll buy a copy and proudly have my grandson autograph it for me.
Your ever lovin’ Mom
P.S. I don’t have Bennett’s E-Mail, but you can forward this to him if you wish.
SEE? Even my grandma is buying it so you should too!