Friday, November 16, 2012

Ten top deadly YA books

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Gregg Olsen has written eight nonfiction books, eight novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

His books include the YA novels Envy and Betrayal of the Empty Coffin series.

For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of murderous teen reads, including:
Carrie by Stephen King

I realise the story of tortured wallflower Carrie White (the girl with something extra) isn't really a murder book. But, as many readers know, she does kill off most of the graduating class at the school prom. So I'll say it fits in nicely here. I loved this book when I was just out of high school and consider it YA even before any of us knew that particular letter pairing. And I'll leave you with this: Pig blood is good. Revenge is even better.
Read about another book on the list.

Carrie is on James Dawson's top ten list of books to get you through high school.

--Marshal Zeringue