Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Book launch!

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!!!!!!

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