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Some of the Great News I’ve Been Saving Up

champagne-glassesFrom Publishers Marketplace (subscription required):

Julia Karr’s XVI, a near-future thriller in which 15-year-old Nina uncovers the mystery surrounding her mother’s death and her missing father, while dreading the coming of her sixteenth birthday and the government-mandated tattoo that references her sexual status, to Jennifer Bonnell at Penguin Books for Young Readers, for publication in Spring 2011, and a second, untitled novel, in a nice deal, at auction, by Kate Schafer Testerman at kt literary. (World English).

Gratz to Julia, and to Jen!

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