This is a really strong article on the current snapshot of fandom, fan works, and its influence on readers, creators, and the landscape of teen fiction. Enjoyed it thoroughly, and happily it hits upon all the points I like to see made about the benefits of fan creation.
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction-which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.
Today the Brookline Public Library is going on the road — to the Coolidge Corner Farmer’s Market!
I’ll be there 1-4pm to talk about teen services, invite everyone to do duct tape crafts, sign up folks for summer reading, and ask for all of you to tell us which titles you think are awesome by putting your recommendations in the Awesome Box. All in all, staff will be at the Farmer’s Market until 6:00pm.