I don’t read a lot of young adult fiction. To be honest, I’ve never had a lot of interest in YA, but one of my reading goals for 2012 is to read 10 YA novels. Last year I read 4, but 3 of those were books in the Hunger Games trilogy.
My first group of fourth grade students, will be in 9th grade next year, and if I am going to have any books to recommend to them, I’m going to have to dig into YA. I’m not thinking that I’ll be able to convince 14 year old freshman to read Babymouse.
I’m going to start by trying to knock out some of the 2011 Nerdies. Earlier this week I finished A Monster Calls, so I already have 1 YA book read. Up next I am going to read The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner. Gae has been a giant Nerdy supporter from day 1, which makes me really want to read her book.
Setting this goal, didn’t really have to turn into a blog post, but it will help to hold me accountable.
Do you have any suggestions for great YA books that Mr. Sharp should read? Please leave me a comment and let me know. I’m going to need some help in this area.