Saturday, May 30, 2015

Top 10 books with turning points for teens

Liz Kessler is the author of the New York Times best-selling series about Emily Windsnap, as well as three adventures about Philippa Fisher and her fairy godsister. She is also the author of the middle-grade novel A Year Without Autumn and the YA novel, Read Me Like A Book.

One of Kessler's ten favorite books involving a turning point for a teen, as shared at the Guardian:
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Sometimes a turning point is a moment when a character knows what they have to do. Sometimes it is about outside events forcing decisions on them. In Sarah Crossan’s beautiful Apple and Rain, it is about main character Apple finding that the fantasy life she has imagined she will have when her long lost mum comes back for her is not matched by the reality. When her mum finally does come back, she has brought something (or someone) with her that makes Apple question everything she’s ever believed, and forces her to reassess her new life completely.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue