Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I have some posts forthcoming about my recent stalking of Nicole Krauss and Michael Chabon. But in the meanwhile, I wanted to just take a moment to announce that my good friend and YA author Matt de la Pena's third book We Were Here has hit bookstores today. I haven't read it yet, but it's his pride and joy, and has gotten some awesome reviews. It's about a boy who breaks out of a home with several friends, in a journey of self-discovery. Matt's writing tends to be urban and edgy, while still lyrical and poetic, and is a great option for boys in a YA category littered with "girl" books about vampire romances and high school drama. Matt keeps it real, and I'm sure this book does too. Buy it!!!!!!