A Friday Round-Up of Young Adult Lit-Related News

There’s an assortment of book-related news that has come our way this week … here’s a round-up of the headlines:

* It seems three directors have come forward as front-runners to direct the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games:

David Slade, Gary Ross and Sam Mendes.

Read more at The Hunger Games Examiner.

* Alyson Noelis expanding on her Immortals series with a spin-off series focusing on Ever’s little sister, Riley. The first book in the series is Radiance, and here’s the book trailer from Macmillan:

Here’s a bit more about the book:

Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . .

* You can win a copy of The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells (a Novel Novice favorite!) by entering a contest on Amanda’s blog. It runs through Monday (Labor Day).

* And don’t forget to tell your younger friends ages 4-13 about Mrs. P’s Be a Famous Writer Contest. Entries are being accepted now through October 15th.

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