The Magic Tree Bookstore has launched a new website for teens called The Tree (thetree.me) One of the first events it hosted was an appearance by Suzanne Collins, author of the dystopian trilogy, The Hunger Games. The third book in the series, Mockingjay, was released Oct 2010.
This series is not for the faint-hearted. They are grim tales and make some adults cringe at the level of violence that is depicted. Teens love the stories, though, and since publishers are in business to sell books, there will certainly be more books like it coming on the market.
The Tree is hosting another author appearance. Andrea Cremer will appear at the Buzz Café, on November 10, 2010 from 4-6 PM. For a mere (!) $25 a person, you receive a hard bound copy of her new book, Nightshade, opportunity for a book chat with the author, a themed snack buffet and song list.