It is no secret that Lisa and I read entirely too much YA. This may or may not contribute to the fact that we still think we're sixteen. So it was only natural that a few months ago I sent out a notice to all of my neighbors advertising a teen book club that would take place in my living room.
We just moved here last year and I think 90% of them were creeped out by the invite, the other 9% think that I'm 15 and were concerned that no parents were going to be home, and 1% were interested! Last night was our first ever meeting, and I have to say, it was a raging success!
Okay, fine we had two girls show up, but it was a raging success!
We read HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick and the girls absolutely loved it. They thought Nora was realistic, Patch was dangerously dreamy and Vee was entertaining. They loved how elements of fantasy were woven into a realistic setting and were thrilled to hear of a sequel. We even discussed who we would cast in a HUSH, HUSH movie--a little Taylor Kitsch as Patch anyone??
Anyways, spending an evening with two living, breathing young adults? So, so much fun. Lisa just couldn't resist asking some of her burning questions...Are you on Facebook? Yes. Do you have cell phones? Yes and No (had never heard of a pager, which was the equivalent to a cell phone in our YA days). Do you have a bedtime? Yes.
Next up? THE HUNGER GAMES!