It’s hard for me to believe, but this is the fourth contemporary YA week here at STACKED. What began in 2011 as a way to explore a genre within YA has grown into a series that, while a lot of work, is so rewarding to put together each year. You can catch up with the posts from previous years through the contemporary week tag.
This year, we have 5 brand new voices weighing in on topics ranging from mental health to social class to “dude culture” as it appears in contemporary realistic YA fiction. In addition to those thought-provoking posts, I’m writing accompanying, related book lists featuring realistic YA three days, as well. The week will wrap up with a giant post of 2015 contemporary YA books.
To celebrate the event, we’re also offering up a giveaway of a book by each of the contributors. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and includes the following books by the (not surprise anymore!) guest authors:
- Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
- Press Play by Eric Devine
- None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio, a pre-order, out in April
I’ll also be offering up a copy of my book, It Happens, which should give the winner an even larger selection of book lists and discussion fodder relating to contemporary YA fiction. To enter, fill out the form here, and I’ll pull a winner at the end of next week so books can be on their way before the holidays. The winner will walk away with a total of 6 books.