3 years ago
Sunday, June 9, 2013
One for the Books!
I recently published a YA novel, Fingerprints. As a result, I was asked to write an article about my all time, top 10 favorite YA books for a parenting website.
Sounds like an easy task at first, but once I started thinking about it, I realized that weeding out thousands of books to identify my top 10 would be no easy task. I mean, how can I compare a blockbuster award winner like Looking for Alaska to a lesser known and seriously gritty favorite like Amy Reed's Beautiful?
How can I include the beach read fun of Gossip Girl (You know you love her.) on the same list as a haunting classic like Judy Blume's Tiger Eyes?
Then I thought, "Whatever. It's my list."
So, what book or books would you put on an all time favorite list and why?
PS - Yes, that is one of my bookshelves. And yes, I may be the biggest Sarah Dessen fan alive.