When comedian and author Julie Klausner announced on Twitter that her second book, a young adult novel called Art Girls Are Easy, is coming out May 7th, we freaked out. Chelsea sweat through her shirt and left work early (but then again, this happens almost every day),and Emily just burst into tears of joy, because we KNOW you guys are going to LOVE this book. We’ve already read Julie’s first book, I Don't Care about Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated, (note: rated PG-13 for Sparklers), and we all lurved it. We'e hoping this book for teens is just as witty and brilliant—and here’s why we think it will be!
-The title intrigues us; it's pretty bold and provocative to call any teenage girls easy! We're waiting for the punchline so we can forgive the jab.
-The book’s protagonist, Indigo, is described as a “teenage art prodigy” and her best friend is a model-actress type named Lucy. Lucy is counselor-in-training this year and is "hanging out" with Indigo's crush, an older art instructor. We don’t know much beyond that, but the book is already sounds like Gossip Girl for theater and art nerds. Is there anything better than that (besides maybe Nutella)?
-The book is set at an exclusive performing arts camp that you'd probably give your left arm to go to.
-Since the chicks attending the camp are alllll about drama, there will be at least one character we can all hate (sort of like Anne Hathaway!).
-The Amy Poehler says that we should "Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you. She has a way of writing that makes you feel included. She is sharp and warm at the same time. I adore her." How’s that for a ringing endorsement?
-We need a break from all this sci-fi crap. There's just been too many werewolves, sparkly vampires with jetpacks, and teens face-touching each other. Sometimes it's nice to get back to basics, like a girl-on-girl fight at a camp set in rural America.
-It's refreshing to see something that's not setting itself up as a trilogy. Like, we loved The Hunger Games, but did we really need three 50 Shades of Grey books? NEGATORY.
-There are cats all over Julie's website. Cats are cool.
Whaddaya think, will you check out Art Girls Are Easy?