Saturday, December 8, 2012
While walking Asheville's streets yesterday (and falling in love with a piece of sculptural art that I, throwing all caution to all winds, bought and will share here soon), I received a note from Ruta Sepetys and Jessica Shoffel regarding a certain year-end listing in the Atlantic Wire. Apparently, Jen Doll asked writerly types to share their thoughts about this year's middle grade and YA books, and I am insanely blessed that Ruta named Small Damages the year's most lyrical YA book. I am in amazing company here, on this list, and I share it with you (in my clumsy I'm traveling fashion) here:
The fog is lifting outside my hotel window. I'm going to go take a river walk, then comb my ever-troublesome hair, put on a violet-blue dress and some lip gloss and drive to a chapel in the hills. I may not get through what I have to say without crying (did I mention how much I iove Katherine and her family?). But I will be there. Lyrical and all.