Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, October 11 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
ISBN: 978-1534416789 

Ashish has just had his heart broken by his first love. Since it happened, he hasn’t been the same, in his basketball game or his love life game. At the suggestion of his sometimes friend, Ashish turns to his parents to set him up with an Indian girl. Sweetie is a fierce track superstar, but is constantly under the scrutiny of her mother over her weight. When Ashish’s parents want him to date Sweetie, Sweetie’s mother immediately turns down the offer, again citing Sweetie’s weight as the reason why. Furious, and ready to do something rebellious for once, Sweetie proposes to Ashish a date in secret, and the rom com fireworks begin.

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Women in Comics – Graphic Adaptations

Given the popularity of comics, it isn’t surprising that many works originally created and released as books and films have been adapted into comics and graphic novels. Not only does this bring these stories to a new audience, but in the process of adapting and illustrating these stories, the creators of the comics are able to add their own take on the original version. In the past, I’ve written about Hope Larson’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time and Leigh Dragoon’s adaptation of Legend by Marie Lu in my post on science fiction comics, but this list offers even more options for thought provoking adaptations of some popular works.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children CoverKristy's Great Idea graphic novel coverPride and prejudice comic Continue reading Women in Comics – Graphic Adaptations