Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thirteen top YA novels with male protagonists

Claire Zulkey is a writer who lives in Chicago.  Her books include the novel An Off Year. She also edits the aptly named website,

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Zulkey tagged thirteen great YA novels with male protagonists, including:
Looking for Alaska, by John Green

It’s hard to pick which of Green’s first three books to choose from, as they all feature intelligent, quirky, sensitive males as their protagonists, but let’s go with the Printz Award–winner that kicked off the canon. It follows Miles, a lover of biographies and great last words, as he attends boarding school (in this case by choice, instead of being sent there by unfeeling parents) and tries to track down enigmatic classmate Alaska, whose existence and disappearance fascinate Miles.
Read about another entry on the list.

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