So, where does Pedro fit in here? Gosh! A field nomination for the NAPOLEON DYNAMITE QUOTE BOOK has sent some scurrying to the DVD racks to watch this new cult favorite of teens. My own teens nagged me into watching ND. OK, I can see why they like it. Me? Not so much. But as a Quick Pick, this quote book is a no-brainer. I bought it at Pike Market in Seattle along with ND playing cards, magnets, and pins for the kids. As soon as I got home, the book disappeared and is making the rounds even as I write this. Electionbs are coming up and I might just be tempted to VOTE FOR PEDRO!
Off to read Shusterman's RED RIDER'S HOOD. Hotels are so conducive to reading!
BTW, I helped host Darren Shan this morning at a school where I do some work. The kids adored him. He was warm and genuine and incredibly patient with the kids. I took Corrie, my resident fan, out of school for the presentation. She was in hog heaven and could not wait to get back to class to impress her friends with her autographed books. This was just one more reminder of how powerful a tool an author visit can be.