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InnovativeTeen interview

September 7th, 2008 (09:44 am)

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This week, Gabrielle of Innovative is hosting a series of interviews with book bloggers called Behind the Blog: Reviewer Speak Week. I'm honored to be included. She posted our interview today. Here's a piece of it:

INN: What's the best book of 2008 so far?

LW: It's difficult to name only one title, as there have been so many notable releases in YA this year. Soulless by Christopher Golden is my pick for horror, hands-down. Zombies are "in" this year, and this is far and away the best of the undead batch. Siobhan Vivian must be noted as a great new voice in realistic modern-day fiction with her debut novel, A Little Friendly Advice. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is a brilliant book, both timely and topical as we realize what was once perceived as the stuff of science fiction could be tomorrow's reality. What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando was stunning, really stunning. Forever Changes by Brendan Halprin also must be mentioned.

INN: If you could turn any old movie (say, pre-1975) into a classic book, what movie would you choose? Would any plot elements change?

LW: That's a nice twist. Usually, people ask about making books into films, rather than the other way around. I'd love to get my hands on the story Love Lies Bleeding by Jack (John) Patrick. It was the basis for one of my favorite movies, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, but I do not know if it was simply an idea or actually a published story.

In any event, I would keep it as it was; I would not not make it contemporary nor change it in any other way.

Oh, except for the cat. I'd make sure that the cat was uninjured. If you want to know what I'm talking about, you simply must watch the film!

Click here to read the entire interview!

The full line-up for Behind the Blog is as follows:

Sunday (9.7) - Little Willow
from http://slayground.livejournal.com

Monday (9.8) - Reviewer X
from http://reviewerx.blogspot.com

Tuesday (9.9) - The Story Siren
from http://www.thestorysiren.com

Wednesday (9.10) - GuysLitWire bloggers
from http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com

Thursday (9.11) - WORD for Teens
from http://wordforteens.blogspot.com

Friday (9.12) - The Book Muncher
from http://thebookmuncher.blogspot.com

Saturday (9.13) - Miss Erin
from http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com