Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Old News To You

The Quill Award Nominees were announced at Book Expo, and I've just now looked for the nominee list. This is noteworthy to me mostly because it was the populist nature of these awards that inspired the Cybils. Even so, I've read and reviewed 4 of the 5 titles nominated in the Young Adult/Teen Category.

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Despite the fact that The Green Glass Sea is the only one I haven't read, and despite the fact that it won the 2007 Scott O'Dell Award... I don't know that I'll read it. All evidence says that it's a children's book, rather than teen. And what's Titan's Curse doing in the children's section? Not that the younger one's can't read it, but...whatever. I'm not spending anymore brain cells on this award.

(oh, and I'm rooting for Life As We Knew It. You know, if you cared. ABC & Sold have already gotten love, and if you follow my link to Incantation, you'll know how I felt about that one...Plus, if LAWKI wins, there's a bigger chance that the sequels Pfeffer want to write - sequels I desperately want - will actually happen. You know, in addition to the dead & the gone...which is due out May 1, 2008, and which I really, really, really want.)


Becky said...

I agree with you. I'm hoping that Life As We Knew It wins. I loved, loved, loved that book.

And for the record, I just didn't care for the Green Glass Sea. I thought the first fifty or so pages were very stilted.

Unknown said...

Boy, I couldn't disagree more. I thought the opening chapter of The Green Glass Sea was brilliant, really put me into the POV of the main character.

And I don't think it's strictly a children's book. I loved it, and my fifteen-year-old (boy) liked it as much as his ten-year-old sister.

It's got my vote. A really great read.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about Life as We Knew It, and would hold my breath for the dead & the gone, except that if I hold my breath for 10+ months, I'll be dead and gone myself. But I would love to LAWKI win something. Have you seen Susan Beth Pfeffer's blog? It's a riot.

Jackie said...

I have seen it! It IS fun!

Well, I've given Green Glass Sea to a colleague to vet. We'll see. I only wish I could read more.