Last night I finished reading Bridget Zinn’s excellent novel Poison.
Poison is silly and funny and features both a bad-ass heroine and some excellent kissing as well as first-rate pig and dog characters. I suppose Poison is a book for kids and teens, in the Harry Potter sense, but one is never too old to live inside another world for a while, and this book really did transport me.
Poison’s author, Bridget Zinn, died in 2011 of colon cancer. She was 32. It was a huge loss for kid lit—although I didn’t know how huge until I read this excellent first (and sadly last) novel.
These days publishers depend a lot on authors to market their own work. You’ve gotta tweet and tumbl and facebook and pinterest and set up school visits and signings and attend festivals. Sadly, Bridget isn’t here to share her excellent book, but I hope it still finds the many readers it deserves. Check it out.
Bridget is my cousin!! I haven’t had the chance to go pick up Poison yet, but I am so excited to read it and am so happy that others are enjoying it and getting the word out! :)
My cousin wrote this book! I always looked up to Bridget so much and would just love it if people supported her book, bookstores, libraries, librarians, and reading in general in honor of her. I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait to get my hands on it and am sure it’s as beautiful as Bridget always was!