I've been thinking about joining the 2011 Debut YA Author Challenge, but I've been scared that with my crazy school schedule piling up, I won't have time to do it. Then I decided - what's wrong with me??? This is the perfect way to force myself to keep my head in the YA world, because even though I truly love the work I'm doing for school, every time I read a good YA book, I feel like I've come up for air and I'm so refreshed that I can dive back in and swim swim swim for a while - until the next break. And I love feeling like I know what's going on in the YA publishing world. So, so what if I don't complete the challenge? I'm joining!
So far I've read one book that qualifies for the challenge: Here Lies Bridget, by Paige Harbison. I've read other YA 2011 debuts, like Delirium, but they don't qualify because I read ARCs in 2010, and one of the rules of the DAC is that it has to be read in 2011. Which means that I'll have to read more - not a hardship!
Read about the DAC, hosted by the Story Siren.