Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ten top teen books featuring flashbacks

Lenore Appelhans has been blogging about books at Presenting Lenore since 2008. She is the author of the Memory Chronicles, which includes Level 2 and the forthcoming Level 3.

One of her favorite ten teen books that deal with remembering, forgetting and flashbacks, as told to the Guardian:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

In this modern classic, Liesel is the titular book thief, hungry for the power of words during second world war-era Germany. Zusak employs Death as a narrator and uses a non-linear structure, flashing back and forward through Liesel's story to create tension and suspense. One of my all-time favourites.
Read about another title on Appelhans's list.

The Book Thief also appears among Kathryn Erskine's top 10 first person narratives.

--Marshal Zeringue