Nick Hornby’s SLAM

December 11, 2007

Just finished reading Nick Hornby’s new “Young Adult” novel called SLAM and I really liked it. I also read this article about Hornby getting into the young adult market, and thought it was worth sharing.

It’s hard to know where to stock books like this in the store, because I think many adults, like myself, would really enjoy reading them, even though they are marketed towards the young adult (14 and up) market. But the problem is, kids that age aren’t usually looking in the kids’ section for books anyway, so it makes it all the more complicated. At last month’s book club meetings we discussed this issue at length when we read THE BOOK THIEF, another young adult novel that adults enjoy.

There’s no point to this post, it’s just what I’m thinking about this rainy evening.


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