Next Spring I’ll be teaching a class on young adult fiction. The class will examine themes which run through both classic and contemporary YA novels, and also study the way in which the genre has evolved over time.
I’m looking for your input! What one book defined you during your teenage years? Had the greatest emotional impact? A few lines describing exactly why that particular book meant so much to you would be helpful. If there’s more than one, even better!
I’d like to receive input from all age groups, but no need to reveal your age unless you want to. Your favorite book, by the way, can be from any time period. Many of the classics have been loved by succeeding generations–Little Women is one example.
And for those of you who read/write YA novels, which books among today’s writers resonate with you?
Can’t wait to hear from you!