I am confessing right now I have been a snob. I either ignored or flat out dismissed some wonderful titles in youth and teen fiction. I have no excuses. Yes, I glanced at this stuff and read the reviews but I never embraced any of the youth/teen fiction as a real option for my own personal reading. I am now a convert and am reorganizing my reading list. Recently I finished Suzanne Collins' the Hunger Games and I am about half way through Avi's Crispin: Cross of Lead. I will have no trouble book talking these to young people, but what surprises me are how many adults I know that would really enjoy these titles as well. I didn't even take my own advice. Shame on me. Well, I have learned and can't wait to reach new readers.