Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Little surprises can make you smile...Teen Mag

Yesterday was like any other Monday, so I thought. Until I saw a quick congrats post on the MTV blog by Jennifer Echols regarding Teen magazine. In "The Last Word" Column V.I.T (Very Important Teens) were asked to list books they couldn't put down--minus Harry Potter and Gossip Girl!

I was shocked and very happily surprised to read that Graffiti Girl, along with my friend, Jenny O'Connell's Plan B had made the list. I took off to the store and got my Winter 2008 copy to see with my own eyes.

Yep, Graffiti Girl is listed by Hannah in CA. (Hannah, big hugs!)

Teen read it!There are two really great aspects that just thrill me to pieces about this column. This is my first mention of Graffiti Girl in a print magazine. And second, this was chosen by a teen reader who took the time to name my book because she thought GG was worthy of a mention.

Here's the full list. It's a honor to be listed with such awesome talent!

I Am David by Anne Holm
Sula by Toni Morrison
Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
TTFN by Lauren Myracle
Plan B by Jenny O'Connell
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Native Son by Richard Wright
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

8 fresh comments:

Heather Harper said...

The best kind of recognigtion, IMO.

Congratulations. :)

Heather Harper said...

My life for a spell checker...

TinaFerraro said...

How wonderful, Kelly! And how deserved! Congratulations!

Kelly Parra said...

Hi Heather and Tina, thanks so much! It was a fun surprise!

Janie Emaus said...

Hi Kelly,
What a great accomplishment.


Kelly Parra said...

Thank you, Janie!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Wow, this is so great! :)

Carol Culver said...

Kelly, what great company to be in! Congrats!