Nostalgic YA Books

A place to revisit all those amazing YA books ...

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July 18

Book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however: If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 10:33 AM - 6 comments

July 8

Book: Monster

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER. FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O'Brien, Steve's lawyer, is all business as she talks to Steve. O'BRIEN: Let me make sure you understand what's going on. Both you and this king character are on trial for felony murder.... [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 7:06 AM - 1 comment

June 20

Book: Catherine, Called Birdy

This is the first book to be discussed by the Nostalgic YA Book Club! Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:34 AM - 6 comments

June 13

What shall we read?

I think maybe one book every week (two weeks?) is reasonable? New books on Thursdays? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 4:47 PM - 19 comments