“The school bully wanted to pummel me every day after school. I would walk home, and he would wait for me. He would come out from behind a corner and – just like in some old movie – he would start beating on me. One day he came after me, and I said, ‘Stop! I will draw you a picture of Darth Vader if you leave me alone.’
"And he had his fist cocked, and he said, 'Really?’
"And I said, 'Yeah, and it’ll be GOOD. I promise.’”
– Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon writer/director Dean DeBlois on when he began to suspect he might have a future in art
A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in October 2014. Check out this month’s new releases below. Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases, but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere. If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!