In November the YA group is about the contemporary genre, so novels about normal adolescents with normal problems. The reading group this time is organized in a different way: instead of choosing a single book to read, each participant may read one or more among the suggested ones.
Just to know these are my suggestions:
- Two boys kissing by David Levithan
- If you find me by Emily Murdoch
- Into the wild by Jon Krakauer
Maybe some are not completely focused on the theme but they are quite interesting novels.
For the reading group I’ve already read (and reviewed): “The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls“, “45 pounds” and “Tell the Wolves I’m Home“.
Keeping on reading you can find the review of “If you find me”
If you find me by Emily Murdoch
Carey and Nessa grew up in the woods with minimal contacts to the outside civilization. Once found by their father they will have to manage living in the comforts and will have to deal with their traumatic past and the memory of their mother.
The novel themes are more adult-like – the violence of the life in the woods is quite difficult to imagine – and the reader can perceive Carey’s claustrophobia while adapting to her new life.
The characters are well described and believable, considering their past experiences; the frequents flashback touched off by situations or phrases allow a complex imagine of the girl’s life and make more plausible what they kept secret (in fact there is not a sudden disclosure, the reader becomes gradually aware of the past events).
* If you find me by Emily Murdoch ★★★★☆
*I read this book in English