Friday, April 20, 2012

Top 10 present tense books

Nicola Morgan is the award-winning author of around 90 books for all ages, including Wasted, Fleshmarket, and Blame My Brain – The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed.

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 Gleitzman

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.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Nicola Morgan (September 2009).

Read Coffee with a Canine: Nicola Morgan & Amber.

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