An extra little post this week…meeting Laurie Halse Anderson

Ex Libris Krista

Monday night, Mollie Hall and I had the extreme pleasure of meeting YA author Laurie Halse Anderson at Nicola’s Books. She spoke for about an hour, and then we got our books signed and a picture with her. I wish I could have recorded her talk because she was a phenomenal speaker and said so many things that I couldn’t even begin to remember them all! However, there were definitely a few things that really stand out in my memory.

The first was her view towards YA literature. She explained that in high school, she hated English class because she disliked what she was required to read. This was one of the reasons that she became an author: to write books that teens would actually want to read. She believes that teens just want good books and that authors (and the public at large) should always assume that teens want…

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