Since I am teaching High School English, I have been reading a TON of Young Adult Literature in addition to my regular reading. When the boys were really little we used to go to the library every week for story time. Parents needed to stay at the library, but we were allowed to be out of the room that the kids were in. Since the Zion-Benton Public Library had the children’s section as its own separate area, and I didn’t want to go far from the boys, I picked up a lot of Young Adult Literature to read. Generally, they were quick reads and I did enjoy them. So, while I am a bit behind in my Young Adult Literature “experience” I do have some background knowledge. A number of books have come out since I stopped reading YA, but a number of books are still around. Some of these books I’m reading with students and some I’ve picked up and am reading just because.
I am going to start a page (you can find them listed at the top of my blog) with summaries about some of the books I’ve encountered. As I write the summaries, I will post them like a regular blog and then link them to the page so you will be able to read them in both places.
Here’s what you can look forward to –
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
Crash by Jerry Spinelli
Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
I would love to hear about your favorite Young Adult Literature, so please comment and let me know what books you’ve loved (or hated).