I mentioned a while ago that both Scott and me had made SLJ‘s best books of the year list. That issue is now available. I was very pleased by their description of Magic or Madness:
In this Australian page-turner, a resourceful teen tries to sort out her contentious family’s secrets and is astonishingly transported to New York City via a portal in her grandmother’s house. A potent mix of mystery and magic with a thoughtful exploration of personal-identity issues and familial relationships.
It also turns out that Scott has not one, but two books on the list: Peeps and Uglies. I’m dead proud. It’s one thing to be prolific, it’s another to be prolific and good. He’s had quite the amazing year, hasn’t he?
Sweet! Congratulations to you both!
Thanks! I’m still pinching myself. And Scott (which is much more fun).
We’re all beginning to think there’s something in the water down there in the antipodes–!
I think you two are going to have to start sharing all this glory with the rest of the world. Wouldn’t want you two drunk with power or anything. ;^)
Carbonel: Water? We don’t drink water. It’s all beer all the time here in the land of Oz!
Barry: “Sharing”? What is this word?