Monday, June 04, 2018

Five top sibling stories for children

Sarah Driver's fantasy adventure trilogy for kids is called The Huntress. One set of her favorite fictional siblings, as shared at the Waterstones blog:
The Everdeen sisters. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In the opening chapter of the book, Katniss awakes, cold and alone – her little sister Prim has left the bed they share to seek the comfort of their mother. This is the day of the reaping. Katniss feels powerless to protect her sister, and glimpses of Prim’s vulnerability, like when Katniss has to tuck her blouse in for her, build the tension until the inevitable occurs : Prim is chosen as tribute, to fight in the brutal hunger games. And Katniss, watching her little sister pass, her blouse unstuck all over again into a ‘duck tail’, instinctively volunteers to take her place.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Hunger Games also appears on Meghan Ball's list of eight books or series for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans, Jeff Somers's list of "five pairs of books that have nothing to do with each other—and yet have everything to do with each other," top five list of dystopian societies that might actually function, and top eight list of revolutionary SF/F novels, P.C. Cast’s top ten list of all-time favorite reads for fantasy fans, Keith Yatsuhashi's list of five gateway books that opened the door for him to specific genres, Catherine Doyle's top ten list of doomed romances in YA fiction, Ryan Britt's list of six of the best Scout Finches -- "headstrong, stalwart, and true" young characters -- from science fiction and fantasy, Natasha Carthew's top ten list of revenge reads, Anna Bradley ten best list of literary quotes in a crisis, Laura Jarratt's top ten list of YA thrillers with sisters, Tina Connolly's top five list of books where the girl saves the boy, Sarah Alderson's top ten list of feminist icons in children's and teen books, Jonathan Meres's top ten list of books that are so unfair, SF Said's top ten list of unlikely heroes, Rebecca Jane Stokes's top ten list of fictional families you could probably abide during holiday season and top eight list of books perfect for reality TV fiends, Chrissie Gruebel's list of favorite fictional fashion icons, Lucy Christopher's top ten list of literary woods, Robert McCrum's list of the ten best books with teenage narrators, Sophie McKenzie's top ten list of teen thrillers, Gregg Olsen's top ten list of deadly YA books, Annalee Newitz's list of ten great American dystopias, Philip Webb's top ten list of pulse-racing adventure books, Charlie Higson's top ten list of fantasy books for children, and Megan Wasson's list of five fantasy series geared towards teens that adults will love too.

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