Monday, October 27, 2014

Top ten songs in YA novels

At the Guardian, Ema O'Connor tagged ten "of the most rockin’ songs mentioned in the most rockin’ books," including:
“Asleep” by The Smiths in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

After experiencing two deaths very close to him, 15 year-old Charlie became a bit of a recluse. But when he meets wild-riding seniors Patrick and Sam, this begins to change. With music helping to draw the friends together, this song plays a large role when Charlie gives to to Patrick as a Christmas present. “Asleep” perfectly captures the melancholy feeling of this YA classic.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is on Lauren Passell's list of the best Manic Pixie Dream Girls in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue