The Freshman Fifteens Rock The Drop!

Yesterday was Teen Literature Day, and some of the Freshman Fifteen authors participated in Operation Teen Book Drop, hosted by readergirlz and sponsored by iheartdaily and Justine Magazine.

The idea is simple: leave a YA book in public gathering places for others to find, then take a photo and post it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag Rock The Drop. We had fun, we got creative, and hopefully we found new readers for books we know and love. Check out some of the books and places where we Rocked the Drop!

The first photo that came in was from Jenn Marie Thorne, who left MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick in quiet, idyllic place in Florida, a perfect spot for reading.


Kim Liggett left the fabulous POINTE by Brandy Colbert at Julliard School in NYC. Theo approves.



Jasmine Warga left CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge, along with an adorable handmade poster, complete with owl. Five points to Gryffindor for cuteness.



Lori Goldstein took it to the next level by dropping MONUMENT 14 and the sequel, SKY ON FIRE, by Emmy Laybourne at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a high school in Cambridge, MA. Both were probably gone before the last bell rang.















Virginia Boecker left REBOOT by Amy Tintera at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA. Because if anyone can figure out how to “reboot” us back to life after we die, it’s Apple.



Lee Kelly left the wonderful DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor at a beautiful playground in New Jersey. Whoever stumbles on that beautiful book is definitely a lucky reader.



Jen Brooks left ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons at a Panera in a mall in Danvers, MA. She left, then walked back by twenty minutes later to see if anyone had picked it up…and one of the female employees was reading it. That’s fabulous.



 Stacey Lee left EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton on an empty bench at a youth center in
the heart of the Silicon Valley, CA. The perfect place for a YA book to find a new home.Stacey


Charlotte Huang left MEANT TO BE  by Lauren Morrill at the Sonny Bono statue in Palm Springs, CA. Ten more points to Gryffindor for creativity!



In the grand tradition of things, I’ve saved the best for last. Chandler Baker, that saucy thing, left Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green on top of a men’s urinal. No guts, no glory – that’s Chandler’s motto.



readergirlzreadergirlz is literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize. It is a nonprofit volunteer organization.

Launched in March 2007, in celebration of Women’s National History Month, readergirlz was cofounded by critically acclaimed YA authors – Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen (North of Beautiful), and Janet Lee Carey (Stealing Death).

Operation Teen Book Drop has donated over 30,000 new YA books to under-served teens. readergirlz can be found online: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Tumbr



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