Did you love Monster (I still can't figure out if Steve was guilty!)? Read Sunrise Over Fallujah, one of 2008's Best Books? Are you just a huge fan of awesome author Walter Dean Myers? Then head over to AdLit and read his new book, Dope Sick, which starts with Lil J hiding out from the cops after a cop got shot in a drug deal gone bad (oh yeah, and Lil J was shot too). When Lil J stumbles across Kelly in the abandoned house he's camped out in, who shows him what's gonna happen if he stays on his dope sick path (and believe me, it's nothing good), Lil J has to decide if he can change the future... or the past. Dope Sick is available online (for free!) from HarperTeen until February 24th, so head over there and read it! And hey, if you miss the deadline or don't finish it, you can always check it out from the library- we've got it on order.
And while you're at it, check out Myers and AdLit's Second Chance Initiative and some cool podcasts and videos from an author who loves to push the boundaries of teen lit!
(now reading Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez)