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Road Trip Wednesday #172: Inspiration From Short(er) Stories

Welcome to our 172nd Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

(Please forgive us for our lapse last week! We were at our retreat and got inexcusably distracted.)

This Week's Topic: This month's Bookmobile selection, The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd, is inspired by The Island of Doctor Moreau, and its sequel takes inspiration from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. What other novellas would you like to see inspire YA books?

And don't forget! You can chat with Megan Shepherd about The Madman's Daughter and its sequels next Tuesday evening, March 26, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT!

Road Trip Song of the Week: "To Cut a Long Story Short" by Spandau Ballet

Next Week: Best Book of March!

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