Sep 2, 2011

TGIF and Week In Review (13)

Hosted by Ginger over at G-Reads, TGIF is a way to recap the week on your blog and answer a fun question she asks bloggers. Linking up spreads the word, so visit her blog for more info and to participate! :o) Here's the question for this week:

Making a Difference: Which book(s) would you put in the hands of today's teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?

I just recently read Want To Go Private? and felt like that one should really make a difference in a teen's life if they use the internet. You may think, "Oh that can't happen to me/my teen," but I bet you'd be surprised! I also think any book by Ellen Hopkins would be good for a teen. Drug/alcohol abuse and addiction, sex/rape, violence, and other gritty topics are addressed in her novels. Clean by Amy Reed is a good one for that, too. And the book I always bring up, Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult, would help lives of teens perhaps struggling with their sexuality or those who don't understand the importance of equality in our nation. Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a great one, too. If that doesn't teach you a lesson, I don't know what does. I think a lot of this goes back to all that YA Saves drama. These deep, dark books are written because their topics really do happen in real life. If we ignore them, the problems persist and get worse. Teens need something to relate to. These books could make a different in a teen's life because they're real.

What did you pick? Leave me a link and I'll try to visit :o) TGIF!

1 comment:

  1. you know i agree with you a lot of people shy away from ellen hopkins books because of the issues she deals with, Personally i think its better to learn about something in a book then in real life.


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