uncontrollable keysmashing within: Let’s say you are a librarian and you don’t read a lot of YA, but...
Let’s say you are a librarian and you don’t read a lot of YA, but suddenly you’re asked to give a booktalk at some middle schools for ages 11-13 and need some books that might really get them interested in the library’s summer reading program. What books would you talk about?
My YA knowledge…
Stuff I loved at that age (like, 5-7th grade, my tastes evolved a LOT over this period)
Younger readers: William Sleator, Isle of the Blue Dolphin, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Dark is Rising series, Call of the Wild
More mature/YA readers: Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhiker’s Guide, introductory Ray Bradbury, Dragonriders of Pern (I am not proud, but I was 11)
NO. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS IS HEARTRENDING AND EVIL LITERATURE. NO.
/sobs just thinking about it
Also I did a book report on Killishandra in the 4th grade, sooo I think we all did the Anne McCaffrey thing when we were younger. Before we knew better.