So I mentioned earlier this week that I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in the Kill Your Darlings Young Adult Challenge. This is pretty great for the following reasons.
- Kill Your Darlings is great
- Young Adult Fiction (particularly Australian YA fiction) is great
- The book I got to champion is more than great
As you may have guessed, the book that I’m going to be championing is Came Back to Show You I Could Fly by Robin Klein, author of some of my other childhood faves such as People Might Hear You, Boss of the Pool and of course, Hating Alison Ashley (most recently mauled on film by certain Aussie popstars). I’ll save all my raving for the post (due to be published on Killings next week) but needless to say, I’m a BIG fan.
If you’re around on Tuesday morning, you can also hear myself, Andrew McDonald and Kate O’Donnell talk about the championship and our chosen titles on Radio National.
This is sure to be a feisty battle for the championship title, with some great contributors and very worthy titles. And the best part is that you have the chance to pick your favourite, or champion another book if there’s one you loved that didn’t make it to the list! There’s also three great book prize packs up for the grabs, just in case you need even more incentive to take part.
So what are you still here for? Get yourself over to Killings and join the conversation!
PS. Reviews coming over the weekend.