So Yesterday (novel)

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So Yesterday
Author Scott Westerfeld
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young adult
Publisher Penguin Group
Publication date
September 9, 2004[1]
Media type Print (hardback)
Print (paperback)
Pages 240 pp (hardback)[2]
256 pp (paperback)[3]
ISBN ISBN 978-1-59514-000-5

So Yesterday is a novel by Scott Westerfeld published in 2004. It has won a Victorian Premier's Award[4] and is also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.[5] So Yesterday, the author's third publication, is considered his "breakout novel" and has been optioned to be made into a film by one of the producers of Fahrenheit 451 and Bowling for Columbine.[6] This YA novel explores issues surrounding marketing, especially marketing targeted at youth.

Synopsis[edit]

A young man named Hunter works as a cool hunter, finding and selling new trends to his corporate sponsors. His latest find is Jen, an honest-to-goodness 'Innovator' whom he spots based on her unique shoelaces. Together they are drawn into a mystery when one of Hunter's bosses disappears after she runs a 'cool tasting' for a new brand of shoe. What he finds ends up to be nothing like he had expected.

Characters[edit]

  • Hunter
  • Jen
  • Mandy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penguin Group
  2. ^ Borders.com
  3. ^ Borders.com
  4. ^ "The Prize for Young Adult Fiction: Winner 2005", State Library of Victoria, retrieved March 5, 2010 
  5. ^ "Best Books for Young Adults 2005", Young Adult Library Services Association, retrieved March 5, 2010 
  6. ^ "The king of cool codes", The Age, January 28, 2006, retrieved March 5, 2010