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.