For the Guardian, Morgan named her ten favorite present tense novels for children or teenagers.
One title on the list:
Once (and Then and Now) by Morris GleitzmanRead about another entry on the list.
A brilliant trilogy, set in Nazi-occupied Poland. There is a poignant naiveté and a perfect child's eye view, which adults can see through and appreciate on more than one level. The present tense gives it valuable simplicity, but this is a story told with all the nuances of past and present. And all the more devastating because the readers know what happened in the future.
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