Thursday, October 27, 2011

On my bookshelf: my favorite YA/MG novels from adult authors

Could you follow that title?  I tried several times to make it less confusing, but each attempt ended up more convoluted, so here we are.  In honor of the wonderful SHELTER by Harlan Coben, a fantastically successful writer of mysteries for adults (I adore his Myron Bolitar novels), I am listing the best YA and MG novels littering my shelves from writers who usually write for adults.  These are all writers whose adult novels I read as well, so that criterion eliminated some books from contention. 

1. Peter Abrahams:  DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE (and the rest of the Echo Falls Mysteries) and REALITY CHECK

2. Harlan Coben: SHELTER

3. Carl Hiaasen:  HOOT, FLUSH, and SCAT

4.  Stephen King:  THE EYES OF THE DRAGON

What are your favorite children's novels from adult writers?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of these books. I must read Stephen King's book!! I'm trying to think, and I just can't come up with any of my own.


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