This week's YA Highway Road Trip topic:
What was the best book you read in October?
I've had another fabulous listening month. I'll tell all on Monday for my How Many Have you Read/Heard Contest.
Meanwhile, my choice for favorite this month matches last month's (DIVERGENT) in that they're both Highway contributer books:
In this modern retelling of Lysystrata, the girls of Hamilton High go on a sex strike to get their boyfriends to stop fighting.
I love that this book deals so directly and broadly with the issue of sex. I know, I know...as YA authors, we're told to avoid seeming like we're lecturing to the reader...we're also told that some agents/editors will cringe away from books that feel, in any way, like "issue" books, but Kody Keplinger has pulled it off again (the issue minus the lectures) in an even more direct way than her first book.
Yay, Kody! I love,love, loved it!
Also, my super-agent, Suzie Townsend, is having a Query Contest next week where everybody wins. Check it out, HERE.
What about you? Favorite book this month?