The weekly web ramble (11/29)

Links from the web jungle


– From Salon, a textual comparison of The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter

– The Harry Potter Alliance has launched a Hunger Games-themed social justice campaign

Stacked has a list of 2014 Contemporary YA to get on your radar

–  Kirkus Reviews shares their picks for best children’s book of 2013

– From Mental Floss, Shel Silverstein‘s unlikely rise to kid lit superstardom


Robert V.S. Redick explains why, when it comes to writing fantasy, omnipotence is impotence

Shannon Hale on not mocking Austen (but laughing all the same)

Maria Alexander on why she hates (most) photos and drawings of women with swords  

– Debut author Alison Cherry shares nine things about publishing she didn’t know going in

– In case of holiday travel, Michelle Gagnon shares her book tour travel essentials 


Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

– Read the first twenty pages of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Fulberg 

These Broken Stars

– Check out an excerpt from These Broken Stars by Arnie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner 

Princesses Behaving Badly

– Read an excerpt from Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Grasshopper Jungle

– Check out the first fifty pages of Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith