Favourite Young Adult Novels
I fell in love with YA novels when I was twelve. Less than ten years later, when I realised I had absolutely no interest in the more "grown up" books available to me, I wondered whether I was emotionally backwards to continue preferring YA over every other genre in the bookstore.
Then I discovered that grown ups make up a great segment of YA readership and realised that there was nothing wrong with me: it was the whole generation that was backwards!
(That was a joke, by the way.)
WARNING: Before you click Play, please know that this video could make you seriously seasick.
(That's not a joke. My camera man was spastic. On purpose.)
Nope, no live blog for this video. That would be the height of indulgence for me, don't you think? =P But one day I hope to release it on DVD with commentary from the camera man and the cue card boy.
However, you are welcome to live blog it yourselves in the combox if you like. My brothers--despite being the worst crew of two in history--would love to hear from you.
By the way . . . the first person who can name the song the camera man was singing when he should have been silent will have Supreme Cheese status for the entire month of May!!!
Now use your Secret Decoder Ring to find out the titles of the ten books on my vlog:
1) From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
2) A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
3) Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
4) The Door in the Wall by Marguerite D'Angeli
5) Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverley Cleary
6) The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer
7) Downsiders by Neal Shusterman
8) Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar
9) Crash by Jerry Spinelli
10) The Other Shepards by Adele Griffin