Although my teenage years are behind me, I read an awful lot of teen literature. Granted, it's an important component of my job, but that's not the only reason why I read it. There's a wealth of great writing out there aimed at teenagers and young adults. Just like all the other novels in our store, some teen novels are better than others. Some are good, and some are bad.
Up until last week, Cecily Von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series had been relegated to the "bad" column in my mind...
This is hands down one of the smartest, most dead-on accounts of teen angst that I've ever read. The characters are witty, sensitive and really well-developed.It centres around Miles "Pudge" Halter, Takumi, and Alaska (the novel's femme fatale), three teens who meet at a boarding school.Categories: Reviews
I really love this series, and I have since book one. It's lighthearted but has a lot of substance, sarcasm and style. Jessica Darling, the main character, is extremely appealing - just bitchy enough but really lovable at the same time.Categories: Reviews
A truly GRAPHIC novel which also happens to be extremely well-written and breathtakingly well-drawn. Diary of a Teenage Girl is harsh and gross, but never without purpose. That, and it's the sort of thing I wish I could have read at 16 instead of just this past summer.Categories: Reviews
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