First, I have to send out my congratulations to Veronica!
We are SO EXCITED about TTEN hitting the NYT Bestseller List! And #6???? So so cool.
But not surprising to anyone who has read it.
So, in other news, I'm in the midst of working hard on revisions for Book2 and have been reading in the contemporary realistic genre. HOW TO SAVE A LIFE by Sara Zarr is definitely one of my favorites so far. There's so much to love about Sara's writing, but my favorite thing about this book is the characterization. Told in multiple points of view, each character is so distinct and defined. As a reader, I saw so clearly how each misinterprets the actions of the other and wondered how often I was guilty of those misunderstandings with the "characters" in my real life.
The writing in this book is exquisite, but the "showing-not telling" of character development is truly an example for every writer to study.