Smart Pop, the publishers of several of the critical essays I’ve written about pop fiction. has made one of my essays “Team Shay” (about Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series) available for free online this week. Check it out!
You can also buy the whole anthology, and I recommend it heartily for fans of Scott’s series. Not only does the author introduce each essay, but it includes also includes the short story that inspired the Twilight Zone Episode “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” that inspired Scott!
Also… please tell me you’ve read this series. I know it’s been a few months since I actively plugged it on my blog, but it’s SO GOOD. Westerfeld and Uglies started this whole recent dystopian craze in YA. Not to be missed.