Posts tagged with "Teen"
Posted by Pam I am on 03/07/13
Lately I have been on a kick of reading Young Adult fiction even though I don't quite fit that demographic.(forty-something?) But, there are so many amazing Teen books that are great for adults too that I can't seem to stop! The YA book Paper Towns by John Green is a great read no matter your age.
Green is know for his well written award-winning young adult novels. In this book, Quentin Jacobsen is a smart, nerdy high school senior who has been in love with his neighbor, Margo Roth Speigelman for years. She is a popular, crazy, spirited rebel who he worships from afar. One night she shows up at his bedroom window dressed as a ninja and they spend the night carrying out her plan for revenge on classmates who have wronged her. Quentin is thrilled to re-kindle his friendship with Margo, but by the next day she goes missing. Quentin goes on a mission to find her and piece together where she might have gone and why. Through his journey he learns things about himself and Margo that he never knew.
This book is filled with humor, heartbreak and insight and will touch you no matter your age.
The Future of Us
Posted by Pam I am on 12/06/12
What a cool young adult novel that is a great read for adults too. I read this after my 15 year old daughter devoured it in one sitting over Thanksgiving break. I figured if it engaged her so much, I wanted to read it too. The premise is two teenagers in 1996 who just got their first computer . . . complete with dial up AOL. But, somehow when they logon they see this new weird thing called FACEBOOK! They are able to see their future Facebook pages--are they happy or unhappy? Married, single, successful, etc. Soon, the two teens figure out that what they do in the present day 1996 affects them in the future. They can see how their actions affect the future postings on Facebook. What a cool premise. This is a fun read and would be great for parents of teens to read and discuss together.