SCPL Teen Blog

December 15, 2010

Books + internet = even more awesome than books OR internet!

Filed under: awesomeness, books, fanfiction, new books, writing — SCPL Teens @ 4:02 pm

Heard of fan fiction? Ever wish fan fiction could be published as a real book?

Listening to NPR this morning I heard about a new mystery series  called The Amanda Project.  New student Amanda Valentino has brought together three strangers, Callie, Nia and Hal, as her guides when she arrives as at their school. Soon, Amanda has  graffitied the principal’s car, left cryptic notes in her friends’ lockers and disappeared. Why did she lie about her past and why did she vanish? Callie narrates this tale of secrets and confusing clues. And there is a TWIST.

What makes this series unique is that readers create the stories through interacting on a companion website.  You create a character whose collaboration with others on the Amanda Project website help form the story lines for the books.  As you delve deeper into sub plots and intrigue while solving weekly mysteries, the books’ creators reap your material for the books. Here’s a question. Do you get credit?

Book one, Invisible I, will be available in our library sometime in January. Look for the second book, Revealed, this spring!

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