Lately, the best young-adult novels have felt like perfect action-adventure stories, with characters who run from danger... into even greater danger. Case in point: Here's the first chapter of Stranger by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown, which hits the ground running, and just keeps getting more exciting.
Last month this strange little black and white video, titled Stranger, was released from Bad Robot. But like the main character, its lips were stitched shut as to what this whole thing was actually about. Thankfully, the second trailer has finally revealed what the secret behind this mystery.
Looks like J.J. Abrams is back to his old tricks, plying us with viral marketing that's shrouded in mystery. His Bad Robot studio just dumped this black-and-white teaser that reminds us of a modern day The Crow. Is it for a movie? A TV series? A webseries? We have no idea.
Almost exactly a year ago, all right-thinking people were upset by the fact that a prominent literary agent told two beloved authors that they needed to remove a gay character from their young-adult novel — or just turn him straight. The good news? Now Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith has gotten…