We searched far and wide and found some fantastic young authors!!!!
Their mission if they chose to accept it was to re-write their favorite book similar to Author Crystal Velasquez's books where young readers take personality quizzes to determine what they would do in a story!
53 Stories were submitted for the Contest. We had such a hard time deciding the winners!!
What a great turn out to meet Author Crystal Velasquez who read from her newest book, Your Life But Cooler and handed out the prizes to our Contest Winners.
Crystal Velasquez reading from Your Life, But Cooler.
Have you ever read a story and wondered what you would do in that situation? Would you run into the abandoned house after the killer? Or run screaming from the scene to analyze the whole thing with your friends? Would you be bold enough to flirt with your crush—even though he has a girlfriend? Or would you quietly back off, in hopes of meeting a better guy to crush on?
In Your Life, But Better, you don’t just read a story—you become the story. Take a quick personality quiz at the end of each chapter, and find out how you would act if you were confronted with the scene you just read. Are you star material? Or the queen of romance? What will you learn about yourself?
Crystal Velasquez is the author of the books based on the PBS series Maya and Miguel, but this is her first book for older readers. She lives, writes, and obsessively takes personality quizzes in New York City, where she works as a managing editor
for Ballantine Books.