Tim Wynne-Jones (author of the Rex Zero series) has a new book out this week. Called Blink & Caution, it's about a couple of teen runaways who get drawn into a dangerous crime—and fall into an unconventional romantic relationship.

Our reviewer Heather Seggel liked the book so much that we decided to interview Wynne-Jones for the latest issue of Reading Corner. The questions in the interview range from serious to silly, but here's my favorite:

If you had to be stranded on a desert island with one fictional character, who would you want it to be?
Probably Hamlet. I'd make him do all the work. It would be good therapy for him—no time to stand around soliloquizing. Is that even a word? Anyway, Hamlet. I just hope the island would be somewhere tropical and not in the North Sea. Who wants to hang with a melancholy Dane when it's cold and rainy all the time?

Continue reading the Q&A here, and find other recommendations for new children's and teen books in Reading Corner. (Sign up to receive the newsletter.)

I know many of our adult readers enjoy YA books—will you check out Blink & Caution?


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