Books From My Youth

While working on my query letter, I looked up the best Young Adult books of all time and I was surprised to see some books that I read as a kid. And, I was shocked to find out that they were still popular today.

Judy Blume’s, Forever, is still considered controversial, because of the sex in the book. When I read it I felt like I was getting away with reading a dirty book…LOL. My parents didn’t check what I was reading, because they were happy I was a bookworm that stayed out of trouble.

The Outsiders, who fell in love with SodaPop? While reading The Outsiders, I fell in love with Soda and wished he really existed so I could be his girlfriend. Rob Lowe was the perfect guy to play the role of Soda, because he was beautiful and all the girls wanted him.

I thought Go Ask Alice was a true story about a teenage girl, who was a prostitute. I guess I missed the part that she was a drug addict. It was so long ago that I read this book that I don’t remember much about it, but do recall being amazed by the girl’s experiences.

The Catcher in the Rye I felt was dark, but I could related to Holden’s darkness. If you haven’t read this book, I won’t give away the ending, but I didn’t expect it.

Lord of the Flies, it wasn’t one of my favorite books. I thought it was barbaric. The books I liked to read as a kid were more on the romance side and no one was getting killed.

A blog down memory lane, it makes me want to reread some books and investigate some of the other best Young Adult books.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s