Thursday, December 18, 2014

BTT (#44) ~ young adult books

Deb at Booking Through Thursday asks:  "Do you read books written for children or teens?  Or do you stick to books for adults?"

I read a variety of books, fiction and nonfiction for adults and teens (YA).  I also read children's "chapter books" and picture books for the very young.  One of my favorite YA fiction books was....

Out of My Mind ~ by Sharon M. Draper, 2010, YA fiction, 9/10
Click on the title, and the link will take you to my review of the book.  The excellent writing really pulled me in and held my attention.
One of my favorite children's picture books was...

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth ~ by Douglas Wood, illustrated by Jon J Muth, 2003, children's, 10/10
I've loved this one for years — and have my own copy in a box somewhere.  The earth and all its creatures are suffering, because the people will not share their truth with those who are different from them.  Their truth gives them happiness and power.  Then one brave little girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's truth is not a whole truth, but a broken truth.  Old Turtle shows the girl the missing part of the truth, and the little girl returns with it to her people.  When the pieces are brought together, the broken truth is made whole at last — "You are loved ... and so are they."  It's a ten (10 of 10), couldn't put it down.

3 comments:

Blair B. Burke said...

I haven't read it, but the cover for Out of My Mind is awesome!

La Coccinelle said...

I haven't read either of those books yet. I read lots of YA and children's books, though. This past year, I've read a lot more picture books. My favourite was Journey by Aaron Becker; it was an amazing story... and it didn't even have any words!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Out of My Mind is one of my favorite books, I find myself recommending it to as many pre-teens and teens as I can