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Good News & Bad

Good News & Bad

I'm not surprised, given all the negative press about the Liar cover that Bloomsbury decided to change it and replace the white girl's face with a black one but it's certainly cause for celebration. The new cover looks wonderful! Take a look at it in all its glory over at author Justine Larbalestier's website.

The bad news...I can't believe we lost John Hughes at just 59! I say we because if, like me, you grew up in the 80's John Hughes did so much to shape your experience of being a teenager that I'm not sure the 80's would've really been the 80's without him.

Can you imagine that decade without Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink? Those were our movies—me, my friends and all the kids I went to school with—and John Hughes is the guy who gave us them. He understood and celebrated the best things about being young in the 80's. He got the importance of individuality, and how cool it was for us to see a geeky guy or a girl from the wrong side of the tracks realize his or her potential. And in the John Hughes universe friendship and love conquered all, just the way we always wish it would in real life.

Thank you, John! We'll never forget you.
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