Sneak Peeks at Shelfies

Libraries are our friends, and home libraries are our besties. Here are some Sixteen To Read author shelfies.

Jennie K. Brown, author of POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY

Jennie K. Brown, author of POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY

from Meghan Rogers, author of the 2016 YA Thriller CROSSING THE LINE

Meghan Rogers, author of CROSSING THE LINE

from Jennifer DiGiovanni, author of the YA Contemporary MY SENIOR YEAR OF AWESOME

Jennifer DiGiovanni, author of MY SENIOR YEAR OF AWESOME

FIRSTS (Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin's Press, 1.5.2016)  Editor: Kat Brzozowski  Agent: Kathleen Rushall  @laurellizabeth  www.laurieelizabethflynn.com

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of FIRSTS

YA Contemporary: UNDERWATER  Macmillan/FSG, 1/12/16  Editor: Joy Peskin  Agent: Kate Testerman, KT Literary  www.youngadultish.com

Marisa Reichardt, author of UNDERWATER

Jennifer Bardsley, author of BLANK SLATE

Jennifer Bardsley, author of BLANK SLATE

#VeryRealisticYA

There’s realistic YA and then there’s very realistic YA. This past week Twitter has entertained us with a popular new hashtag. Here are some Sixteen To Read authors’ favorite #VeryRealisticYA plots:

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

@laurellizabeth: Girl and boy lock eyes. Boy quirks eyebrow at girl. Girl thinks he’s a creep and makes a point of never talking to him. #VeryRealisticYA

@laurellizabeth: Girl meets boy. Boy adds girl to Facebook. They send tons of messages online but never get the nerve to go on a real date. #VeryRealisticYA

Jennifer Bardsley

Jennifer Bardsley

@JennBardsley: Girl wants to break up with her boyfriend but doesn’t want to hurt his feelings. Relationship drags on and on and on. #VeryRealisticYA

@JennBardsley: Girl is glued to her phone. Even texts in the bathroom. Mom takes phone away. Drama ensues. #VeryRealisticYA

Jennifer DiGiovanni

Jennifer DiGiovanni

@jendwrites: Girl picks fun-loving teen wolf with motorcycle over moody piano-playing vampire. #VeryRealisticYA

@jendwrites: You don’t feel guilty eating that super-sized hot fudge sundae because you’ll work off the calories at track practice. #VeryRealisticYA

 

Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake

@ashleyhblake: Girl finally kisses the BOY OF HER DREAMS. He sucks at kissing. #VeryRealisticYA

@ashleyhblake: Teen has years-long crush on her best friend. They never get together. #VeryRealisticYA

Marisa Reichardt

Marisa Reichardt

@youngadultish: Guy who was a jerk in 6th grade is still a jerk in 12th grade. #VeryRealisticYA

@youngadultish: Girl awakens thinking she’s being visited by The Grim Reaper. Turns out it’s just her graduation gown hanging from her door. #VeryRealisticYA

  Shannon M. Parker

Shannon M. Parker

@shannonmparkerTeen girl communicates only with grunts and shrugs. Doesn’t give a shit about rebellion VeryRealisticYA

Catherine Lo

Catherine Lo

@CatherineELoGirl likes boy. Girl asks friend to ask boy if he likes her back. Boy and friend are dating by end of day. #VeryRealisticYA

 

J. Keller Ford

J. Keller Ford

@jkellerford: Nerdy girl has crush on popular football player. Kisses pictures of him and tapes them to his locker for all to see. #VeryRealisticYA