Friday, June 18, 2010

Top 10 books written for teenagers

Melvin Burgess is best known for Junk, his 1996 novel dealing with the tricky and controversial subject of heroin addiction in teenagers. His latest novel, Nicholas Dane, a modern-day adaptation of Oliver Twist, is out now in Britain.

For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of books written for teenagers.

One title on the list:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

This book, published for teenagers, became a bestseller with all ages. Like many great teen books, it is the voice of the narrator that makes it work so well. Christopher is autistic, and when he feels things aren't as they seem, he has to find out about them in his own way. Partly because we know more than him, partly because he is so brave and determined, the story makes a fascinating, funny and memorable read.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue