By Anita Silvey
If you're looking for a ebook to provide to a teenage reader, here is the reference you have been watching for. beforehand, there is been no accredited advisor to what is strong, undesirable, or detached within the flood of books coming off the presses within the scorching new class of young-adult publishing. If it is actual that you just cannot pass judgement on a e-book via its conceal, it really is very true for teenager books, as publishers take target at a brand new classification of readers. The books land on cabinets and not using a background, and so there isn't any regular wherein to pass judgement on them.
Anita Silvey, one of many country's best experts on books for teens, has interviewed teenage readers everywhere in the nation and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books released within the final 5 years. the result's this worthwhile and extremely readable advisor for fogeys, academics, librarians, booksellers, interpreting teams, and naturally adolescents themselves.
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Survival tests our character, our strengths, and our weaknesses. For those attempting to find out who they are—the issues of self-identity central to the teenage years—adventure fiction allows them a chance to do so against a background that might literally kill them. *** MARIAN CALABRO The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party 12–14 • Clarion • 1999 • 192 pp. In 1846 George and Jacob Donner, James Reed, and their families left Illinois for the unsettled territory of California. Of the ninety travelers, teenagers and children made up half the party.
They seem more real than the people one meets on the street. Raised by her grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya and her brother also lived with their mother in St. Louis, and in one particularly powerful scene she recounts how she was raped by her mother's boyfriend. In this memoir she focuses on segregated life in the South, social injustice, economic hardship, and racism. But ultimately the book chronicles the triumph of a young girl over all these obstacles to become her own person. The book, like its author, is sassy, vibrant, intelligent, and full of laughter and love.
Readers with enough heat, light, and food encounter peers who are starving and struggling. Then they can tuck themselves into a comfortable bed with a bit more appreciation of their own lives. One of the most frequent fears, and fantasies, of adolescents concerns survival. How could they survive without their family? What if they didn't have the comforts of civilization? How could they handle living in the wilderness if they suddenly found themselves there? These and other issues lie at the heart of our best survival and adventure novels.
500 Great Books for Teens by Anita Silvey