aka YA Literature
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
When I began asking the questions, I started with the middle category; I quickly learned that these were far too easy. In fact, of the 40-50 questions I chose as the most difficult, only 4 resulted in wrong answers. (I believe the only questions that when unanswered were:
- On what streets was Bella's old dance studio?
- When Edward broke up with Bella and she got lost in the forest, why couldn't she find her way back?
- Where did Carlisle teach upon leaving Forks?
- How many vampires did the Volturi send to clean up the mess in Seattle?
I'd also like to warn that some of the Phoenix specific questions are a little more difficult due to the fact that my audience is from the Phoenix Metro Area. I hope these are helpful. I'd love to hear from anyone who actually uses these!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
*I realize this isn't strictly YA, but (a) it's interesting to me, and (b) lots of students have to read it for school.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I have to say that it sounds pretty cool. If I were a super-famous author, this is the kind of thing I'd like to do.
I also read that Pattinson and Hardwicke were allowed to read Midnight Sun to help them understand Edward's character better. A good idea, I think.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
There were so many amazing moments in the book that it's hard to choose favorites, but I think my two favorites were probably when she let Porter have it for telling her not to let herself get taken advantage of (poor guy, I'm sure he was just trying to be nice, but really, I think Frankie was right to point out how patronizing it appeared) and when Frankie dared to sit alone at the senior table. Amazing how such seemingly inconsequential things can actually be so huge and require such courage! Most impressive of all to me was how Lockhart created these situations (that, let's be honest, happen all the time in relationships) where Frankie couldn't just say the first thing that came to mind or felt the most natural; she had to "strategize." It's sad that we have to act this way in relationships, but it's so true. I think this is my very favorite part, when Frankie realizes/thinks that Matt is standing her up because he is mad at her for sitting at the senior table and emasculating him:
P.S. The characterization in this book is amazing! Even the secondary characters are really complex and well-developed, but I really liked the little fun parts where Frankie adopts INPs from Wodehouse and Trish points out how weird this can be.