Friday, March 22, 2013

Ten top books about outsiders for teenage girls

Noting that all of the titles on Darren Shan's top ten list of books about outsiders for teenagers were "written by, and is largely concerned with the exploits of — you guessed it! — a straight white man," Emily Temple came up with an alternate list "of outsider lit for teenage girls — or teenage boys willing to read outside the mold," including:
Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block

Any weird teen who has begun to feel the feels and needs to figure out what to do with them will inevitably fall for Weetzie Bat and her merry band of misfits, who come of age, deal with genies and other magic both literal and figurative, and eat the “wildest cheapest cheese and bean and hot dog and pastrami burritos” in under the flamingo skies of Hollywood.
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue