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This Meets That That Make You Do A Double Take

I love book marketing. One of my favorite things as a librarian is to go to publisher previews (either at conferences or via webinars) and hear about all the new titles coming out. I love hearing how the publisher is marketing the book including the "meets" about all the books-like it's this popular book/movie/TV show meets that popular book/movie/TV show. But sometimes this marketing strategy makes me do a double take. Here are some interesting book meets that have had me puzzled and interested about the books at the same time:

Graceling seems like a popular readlike:


"Star Wars meets Graceling


Cruel Beauty by Rosmund Hodge

"Beauty and the Beast meets Graceling


And Stephen King is popular to compare things to, which is strange because he doesn't write YA:


"John Green meets The Stand

Thanks to Kelly for finding this one!



"Stephen King meets Veronica Roth"

Thanks to Katie for finding this one!



"The Shining meets The Breakfast Club

Thanks to Leila for finding this one!

Comparisons to classics:



"Gone with the Wind meets Matched



"The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report

And some other fun ones:



"Fargo meets Pretty Little Liars




"Octavian Nothing meets Lorena Bobitt" 

Thanks to Angie for finding this one!





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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee