Saturday, September 6, 2008


Hello Misfits Bloggers!

I'm taking a YA lit. class this semester; in addition to the assigned novels, I have to read and review 10-15 books (fiction and non) that were written expressly for teens. They should be relatively contemporary, covering a variety of genres, and something you would be likely to find in a public library. So far, I've picked out Looking for Alaska and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist. Any suggestions?

In case you're wondering what's on the assigned list (and I know you are), here it is:
  • Forever by Judy Blume
  • Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
  • Fast Talk on a Slow Track by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin
  • Peeps by Scott Westerfield
  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  • Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman by Eleanor Updale
  • Dr. Franklin's Island by Ann Halam
  • Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
  • Any book from the Gossip Girl series
  • The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean


rebecca said...

Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
Identical, Ellen Hopkins

Amanda said...

a northern light, jennifer donnelly
i can't tell you, hillary frank
hard love, ellen wittlinger

let us know what you pick! the reading list is great!

rebecca said...

That's funny, Amanda, I almost said Hard Love too. I love that book.

Jess said...

I am way late to the game, but Hard Love, totally.