This month I am giving a Shout-Out to Jennifer Bosworth, a former Maui Writers School graduate, who has an exciting YA book called STRUCK coming out from Farrar Straus Giroux this coming May. I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader copy. The premise is wonderful. Mia Price is a teen girl who has been struck by lightning - repeatedly. Enough so that she is addicted to the experience. Even her body has been altered as a result. She lives in an LA in which a combination of earthquakes and storms have ravaged the city and most of the population is homeless. She is pursued by the Followers and their leader Prophet and the Seekers and their leader, a high school teacher named Kale. But she doesn't know why, at first. This story has a solid build up and a terrific ending. Give it a try when it comes out next spring.