This is the little book that could. It didn't get very many reviews, and some of them, like PW, were only online. But even so, it was a:
- YALSA Quick Pick
- New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
- Pennsylvania Readers' Choice finalist
- Named to Tayshas (Texas state award)
- Finalist for Teens Top 10
What I loved about YAs is there is time for word of mouth to build. For adult books, you've got a window of about eight weeks after publication. And now Shock Point is a paperback (not always a given), which means that real teens can actually afford it!