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Like OMG Teens Read Announcement

September 1, 2008

Hi there guys. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. 

I don’t know if you know so I’m going to make sure you know… I have a message board/forum over at likeomgteensread.com (just click HERE where it says “Looking for the Message Board? Click here!” or go to it right from here by clicking on this link. On the message board you can talk anything about YA Literature… you can talk about every genre, chill in the general talk section, learn about new contests and events, post up your own stories, and do lots of other cool stuff. If you want to learn more about what we have to offer just go to the main website at likeomgteensread.com and snoop around. As of now we have over 130 members and 4,000+ posts (as I said on the YABB cross post). Join in our fun and register today!

Our August 2008 issue of our LOTR Newsletter is written by five of our members (including Brenna, Chelsie, Hope, Meaghan, and me) and has been posted. You can download it as a Word document… I’m still trying to figure out iPaper from Scribd.com. So please please please check it out and tell me what you think in the comments. The newsletter features many things having to do with YA: new releases, author of the month, author interviews, book reviews, book news, books turned into movies updates, and lots more.

 

Other than that, our September Book of the Month has been voted on by our members and it is…

Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall! Here’s a little summary:

 

Maddie Crane has always lived in Hawthorne, where a family name means everything and membership in a cruel, all-girl secret society, the Sisters of Misery, is required for social success. When Cordelia and Rebecca LeClaire, Maddie’s cousin and newly widowed aunt, move back to Hawthorne, Cordelia’s beauty, bohemian style and interest in fortune-telling draw negative attention from the preppy Sisters of Misery, especially their leader. On Halloween Night they subject Cordelia to a brutal hazing on Misery Island (from which the society gets their name)-and by the next morning she has vanished. Wracked with guilt about throwing her cousin to the Sisters, Maddie becomes obsessed with finding Cordelia. While the viciousness of the Sisters of Misery can, at points, seem extreme, the mystery of Cordelia’s disappearance is compelling. Hall maintains suspense until the very end. This story’s dark, sinister edge, coupled with the clever use of runes to frame each chapter, will satisfy those fascinated by witchcraft and premonitions. Setting up a sequel, Hall will leave readers eager to know what happens next in her standout addition to a popular YA genre. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)

 

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Sounds good right? I can’t wait to go out and buy it! I’ll be reviewing it for the September 2008 Newsletter. 

So go… comment me your thoughts! Happy Labor Day, by the way. And you still have time to enter my contest!

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