I've been thinking about books for the 24 Hour Read-a-thon. And I thought I would 'push' some books at you. These are titles that I think are not only good in and of themselves...but are good for the 24 Hour-Read-a-Thon.
The first author I'd like to present is Sonya Sones. She is awesome. And I highly recommend her books. Her four books include: Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy; What My Mother Doesn't Know; What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know; One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies. These are all verse novels. Which means you can zoom, zoom, zoom through them. If you've never read a verse novel, I'd recommend you start with Sones, she is one of the best!
The other author I'd love to recommend is Lois Lowry. Her books are better than good--they're amazing. Memorable. The four I'd like to recommend are The Giver, Number the Stars, Gossamer, and The Willoughbys. All of these are children's books which I think adults can really enjoy.
Another author I'd recommend is Margaret Peterson Haddix. If you haven't read her work, you should. Really. When I discovered her books back back in 2007, I was unstoppable. I went on a Haddix marathon. There are six books in the Shadow children series. (The First is Among the Hidden.) And she has stand-alone books as well including Running Out Of Time, Double Identity, Escape From Memory, Turnabout, Just Ella, Because of Anya, Takeoffs and Landings, and Uprising. And that's not including last year's ever-exciting, The Found. I love her books because they are intelligent and thoughtful.
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