I'm participating in another first this week—Book Blogger Hop! This is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books every week.
This week's question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
My favorite authors are all YA, at least for the most part. I love Madeleine L'Engle, everything she wrote is fantastic (I've read quite a few!). I love the way she uses language, and A Wrinkle in Time is one of the best fantasies I've ever come across. Her characters are so likable, and even if they are pretty out there they still manage to be a little relatable (except maybe Charles Wallace).
I'm also a big fan of Sharon Creech, especially Walk Two Moons. I know, I know, I keep picking Newbery Award–winners... but they won it for a reason, right? Everything else she's written that I've read has been great too. I read them mostly when I was the age the protagonists were (and they are mostly girls) so I'm sure that helped foster my love for her writing. But seriously, if you've never read her stuff and you like YA, you should get on that.