This is an odd trend I think. Who would have thought glass blowing would be making an appearance in a lot of YA lit? I guess I think it's funny because it always makes me think of my childhood vacation days to Silver Dollar City and watching the glass blowers. I never thought it would be a trend in YA! It's showing up in historical and contemporary books.
First up, a book that meets one trend already (The One Crazy Night Trend) and adds the Glass Blowing Trend:
Trend Note: Lucy is a talented glass artist who is studying the art in a studio and making her own pieces.
Trend Note: Ysabel is another talented teen glass artist, this time making glass jewelry.
Trend Note: You just know from the name it matches the trend, don't you? Maria is the youngest daughter of a family of glass blowers and she longs to be a glass artist herself. Not only does this one have the glass trend, but it has another double trender! Any guess to what that trend is?
And just for fun, not a YA book, but yet another book I've read this year with a glass artist:
So what do you think? Odd trend or not? I actually thought all of these books worked in the glass art in an interesting way that made the characters unique. But who would have thought so many books including glass blowing and glass artists would be coming out this year? Have you read any others that I'm missing?