Friday, April 06, 2012

Anthony Horowitz's 6 favorite books for teens

Anthony Horowitz has published more than 50 books and written for television, film and the theatre. His books include the Alex Rider series of spy novels for teenagers, as well as The Killing Joke and The Magpie Murders. He created the TV drama series Foyle’s War and is collaborated with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg on the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin. Horowitz was commissioned by the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk.

One of his six favorite books for teens, as told to The Week magazine:
I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

The awkward title disguises a superb political novel with a gut-wrenching twist at the end. When young-adult authors die they're forgotten all too quickly, but Cormier's 1977 work is still relevant and will still certainly strike a chord with intelligent teen readers.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue