Category Archives: so-called young adult

#3 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was a re-read. I read it as a teenager and then again a couple of years ago. It is another Bildungsroman! It’s also classified, often, as “young adult.” But I got much more out of … Continue reading

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#10 – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I realize this selection is a bit more low-brow than some of the others. I am okay with that if you are. Like many of the so-called young adult books I’ve read over the course of the past few years, … Continue reading

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#23 – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

And now for a local shout-out! Sherman Alexie lives in Seattle, and I go to his readings every chance I get. Unlike many writers, who sort of look down at their books and mumble, Alexie can do both page and … Continue reading

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