YA readers put the passion back into books. From Twihards to Potterheads, these teens create mega best sellers, know every detail of their favorite novels, can pick each discrepancy in their long-awaited book-to-film adaptations, and can bust box office records. They write fan fiction, go to fan conventions, and steal movie props that their favorite characters sat on.
But my favorite trend with the YA set has to be fan art—teens who are so inspired by the words that they read, that they redesign book covers, create faux movie posters, or sketch how they imagine a book’s most memorable scene. One YA novel, soon-to-be-film that has inspired such creative adaptations is Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, which is slated to hit theaters August 22nd.
It’s the story of seventeen-year-old Mia who survives a family car wreck only to land in a coma and face an impossible choice—does she want to continue in this world given everything she’s lost, or would rather let go? It’s a powerful, layered novel that makes you think, and it's inspired some beautiful fan art. Below is a collection of some of our favorites—many from the If I Stay movie Tumblr.
This year’s San Diego Comic Con marks our 6th year in attendance. And, the show only gets better and better for Quirk. Meeting and interacting with our fans is the #1 highlight of the show. And, man, you guys rock! Your passion and excitement is overwhelming and humbling. Thanks for stopping by and spreading your love of Quirk!
Summertime is the perfect time for family vacations, and you might want to take a break from flying to spend some good ol’ family time together in the car to reach your destination. Whether it’s a two-hour trip to the beach or an 18-hour drive to Disney World, family road trips are a challenge.
There’s only so long one can play the license plate game without wanting to jump out the car window. But no matter the drive, you have to be prepared for a successful car trip, and The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook has you covered: