Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Exploring Form in Contemporary YA - Three Titles to Consider

March brings us three fascinating new books that move away from the popular first-person-present and linear narrative formats so popular in YA literature these days (my own included, so that's not a dis!).

Sarah Tomp's second-person POV tells the story of a misguided moonshine-selling plan in MY BEST EVERYTHING. Jo Knowles's latest novel, READ BETWEEN THE LINES, unfolds via a series of narrators in the course of a single day. And Noval Ren Suma's THE WALLS AROUND US evolves through two narrative voices to reveal the story of a third, now-dead, girl. Stretch your reading muscles and get inspired to experiment with literary form with these three fascinating titles!