As I was checking Twitter – for work! – last week I stumbled upon a woman tweeting a generic dystopian YA novel. Her “novel” has the stereotypical hallmarks of the genre: an oppressive, stratified soceity, some sort of testing, a love triangle, the trope of the “Chosen One.” It’s great. I love dystopian YA novels, so at first I was a little annoyed, but it’s actually really wonderful. Take a look:
It’s the night before my 17th birthday, which means in a few hours, I’ll have to face the mysterious Test to determine my future.
— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
So funny! And it got me thinking, “If other teen books could tweet or characters in those books, what would they tweet about?” I came up with a few for fun:
Any other teen books you’d love to see tweet? Also, if you love Twitter, make sure you’re checking out our Tweets of the Week series.
-Anna Tschetter, currently reading Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
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Hilarious! I love these.
I did a bulletin board about “Tweet Reads.” A few I included were:
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy – Ethan Andrezejczak @eandrezejczak (“for Art’s sake” is filming @ our school! how cool’s that?! NOT!! #realitytv #corruption #baconnaise)
Divergent – Tris Potter @ tpotter (i am brave! i am intelligent, honest, selfless & peaceful. y must i choose? #one choice #four)
Roomies – Lauren Cole @lcole (UC-Berkeley here i come! so excited 2 meet my new #sistafromanothermista #dormlife)
Selection – America Singer @asinger (i’ve been chosen to compete for the heart of Illea’s prince…who said I even wanted to try? #pageant)
Eleanor and Park – Park Sheridan @psheridan (i know 1st luv rarely lasts, but im determined 2 try! i love eleanor! #eleanorfan1 #80srule)
Coach Carter – Jason Lyle @jlyle (coach benched our hole team til our grades r up! as if a good edcasion can help us?? #basketball)
13 Reasons Why – Hannah Baker @hbaker (i’m about to tell u the story of my life…or y my life ended. ur 1 of the reasons y. would a dead girl lie? #suicide #cassettes)
Legend – June Iparis @jiparis (Day killed my brother, Metias! I’ll bring him to justice no matter what it takes!!! #revenge #republic)
Thank you for this! Great for a laugh and excellent bulletin board inspiration!
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