The main theme for the Teen Read Week initiative is "Read For The Fun Of It." A sub-theme that changes each year serves as a basis for developing programs in schools, public libraries, and bookstores. This year's sub-theme is "Get Active @ Your Library," and it promotes nonfiction as a tool for getting young adults to read.
Recommended reading, listening, and viewing for teens can be found on YALSA's website. [Full disclosure: after many clicks, you will discover that Shock Point is a "Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers" nominee!
And to celebrate Teen Read Week, I will be at the Lake Oswego library on Oct. 21 from 1-2 for a completely free presentation. Come critique my PowerPoint! Find out what Robert Cormier and I have in common! Hear about my next book - Fire, Kiss, Electric Chair (unless Marketing changes the title)! And find out about my work in progress about a kidnapped blind girl - Shadows Walking Backward - that may even be finished by then!!