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YALSA 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Get Your Geek On!

So excited to announce that The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading is a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick in the Get Your Geek On category!

In fact, I’m so excited, I keep checking the list–and then zooming past our listing. Then I’m all:

Oh, no! I just announced this to the world and look, we’re not there!

Then I check again. Yes, yes. We’re (still) there.

In the words of Darcy: I ❤ librarians.

We do. It’s true. Also true? There’s some good reading in those lists. Just from 2012, you can choose from:

  • Adventure Seekers
  • Forbidden Romance
  • Get Your Geek On
  • Sticks and Stones

But take a look at all the lists compiled through the years. If you’re doing the Fifty/Fifty challenge, you could build a major or a minor based on those categories.

So, what are you waiting for? Get reading!

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25 Days of Debs: day 8 Jennifer Brown

Moving on to day 8 of 25 Days of Debs. Today’s featured Deb is Jennifer Brown. Something you may not know about Jennifer. She’s a two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award.

Jennifer’s Firsts:

Anthology story: Against The World

First line: 

Dear Sugar,
You were born on December twenty-first.

Like all of Jennifer’s YA fiction, this one tackles a emotional subject.

2009 Debut: Hate List

Most recent: Bitter End (nominated for a YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Remember, The First Time is available for Kindle and Nook.

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Geek Girl makes a list!

Our editor emailed us the other day to let us know that The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading was nominated for the 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list, which is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association. Geek Girl is nominated in the Get Your Geek On category (appropriately enough).

Be sure to click through and check out all the books on the list. It could keep you reading all summer long. Plus, other 2009 Debs are keeping us company, such as Jennifer Hubbard (The Secret Year) and Jennifer Brown (Hate List).

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