So, my best friend has been at NCTE all weekend. She is a crazy-hardworking English teacher. Not only does she teach AP Lang and 9th grade English, she’s also taking grad classes. And she’s thinking about writing her thesis on heroines in YA dystopias! I have been texting her YA book recommendations in a geeked-out frenzy. She texted me when she was about to listen to Scott Westerfeld or Laurie Halse Anderson or Maureen Johnson. I was very jealous.

I have a new dream: that someday we’ll go to NCTE together. She’ll get to speak on a teaching panel, and I’ll get to sign books! How much fun would that be?

In the meantime, lookit what she brought home!

You will notice that she has two copies of Gone by Lisa McMann and two copies of Linger. That is because one is for me! *squees* Is she not the bestest bestie ever? I’m also really, really excited for The Dark Divine and Scones and Sensibility. Hooray for the Tenners!

Now I’m off to spend the rest of the day editing and reading, as Sundays should be spent. I’m enjoying As You Wish by Jackson Pearce, which is the 16th Debs book I’ve read this year. It’s also book 83 on my 100-book reading challenge.

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