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Sunday, June 12, 2011

2 YA novels: guest post by Tracy Sitchen

2 Young Adult Fiction Novels 
You Probably Missed

Far too many are quick to scoff at the young adult fiction genre. Some of the most heart warming and enjoyable stories in recent years have come out of this genre.

Here are a few examples of great novels many missed but definitely deserve to be read:

1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson on Goodreads
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a young adult fiction novel co-written by John Green and David Levithan. It centers around two main characters--both named Will Grayson—as they deal with issues like friendship, relationships and sexuality. The unorthodox chapter-swapping format David Levithan is famous for works especially well here. By the time all of the characters come together near the end of the book, everyone feels extremely well developed and it’s hard not to care deeply for them. My one complaint would be that John Green’s Will loses focus a bit near the end of the story and ends up feeling more like a side character than the dual lead he was when the book started. That complaint aside, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the type of book that’s hard to walk away from without a smile and has the broad appeal for pretty much anyone to enjoy.

2. An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines on Goodreads
An Abundance of Katherines is another young adult fiction novel written by John Green. It follows two best friends, a young adult labeled “gifted” at an early age Collin, and a semi-devote over weight and happy about it Muslim boy named Hasan. The two of them go on a road trip in hopes of finding themselves but end up in the middle of nowhere. This novel explores an aspect of childhood that has always intrigued me. One of the central issues for Colin is what it means to be “gifted” when you’re no longer a child. Despite tackling a few heavy issues like the nature of ordinary and dealing with expectations, it manages to stay light hearted and humorous throughout. John Green does an amazing job pacing this book. At no point did I feel the least bit bored and that made it extremely hard to put down.

Abundance is a book that can be enjoyed by anyone and if you haven’t read it yet, I strongly encourage you to seek it out.

Tracy Sitchen is a veteran coupon clipper, stay at home Mom, and aspiring writer. while she loves shopping, she loves the chase of the deal even more! she has recently been writing about Enfamil coupons along with Marie Callenders coupons over at her blog where she shares deals and discounts to help people save money every day.  

i would like to thank Tracy Sitchen for guest posting today and to you as well for stopping by. 

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