Wake Up, People

WacoverIf you’re looking for some appropriate reading material for Election Day, I suggest David Levithan‘s Wide Awake. It’s an excellent, zippy, funny, insightful and above all else political YA novel set in the a (sort of distant but) not so distant future Here’s a snippet from the opening (longer excerpt here):

"I can’t believe there’s going to be a gay Jewish president."

As my mother said this, she looked at my father, who was still staring at the screen.  They were shocked, barely comprehending.


I sat there and beamed.

p.s. Hunter S. Thompson fans may want to check this out (note: not pretty), but a rousing post. Sentiment heartily agreed with. Although, I think you’re allowed to complain no matter what. It’s in the Bill of Rights.

p.p.s. Local report junkies may want to keep one eye here.

3 thoughts on “Wake Up, People”

  1. Oh yes, David is a wonderful author and a fantastic human being. He treated me and some other contributors to his anthology The Full Spectrum to a reading from Wide Awake in June at the Scholastic headquarters.

  2. Alive! And WELL! Hi Gwenda. Yes, I’m stuck in the office for the next month or so–taking a break from sailing tall ships around-doing marine operations. First time with internet in about a year. So..Our local Veterinarian, Michael Bergey, wrote a sf book called “New Coyote” Haven’t read it. Have you?
    Let me know what you think.
    Looks Like I got a lot of reading to catch up on.
    Ps. Everyone here likes. your reading/martini lounge

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