By Agnes Regan Perkins
Young grownup readers have exact wishes and matters, and librarians became more and more attracted to picking books appropriate for them. This reference offers information regarding 290 books for teens. those books acquired significant awards among 1997 and 2001, mirror the voices of 242 varied authors, and diversity from new to prevalent themes.
Included are approximately 750 alphabetically prepared entries for person works, authors, characters, and settings. lots of those books have been initially written for adults yet became well known between more youthful readers. Entries for works offer plot summaries and significant exams, whereas writer entries specialise in these points of the writers' lives so much appropriate to literature for youngsters. The reference is a necessary choice software for librarians and academics and an invaluable advisor for students.
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Alice finds her, burrowed into a haystack, and the blind girl leads her home, but Alice's foot is frozen, and her toes must be amputated, making it difficult for her to walk. In April, the war ends. Charlie, who has been in Andersonville prison camp, does not return, but Harve does, and when he sees what a hard time the women are having, comes every day to help. After some weeks, he suggests to Alice that, since he needs a mother for Piecake, he could marry her if Charlie does not come home. Alice is touched, but declines and points to Annie, who is very fond of Piecake and would make a good wife.
When he sees how much Vahan wants a home and family again, he tells him to "build his home in his heart," where he will never be alone and will always be safe. He is one of the few attractive figures in the novel, an effective foil for cruel, callous Selim* Bey. ARCHANGEL (Shinn*, Sharon, Ace, 1996) Elaborate fantasy published for adults using Old Testament place-names and characters in a highly revisionist way to tell what is essentially a love story between Gabriel*, archangel designate, and Rachel*, the slave chosen by Jovah to be his bride and angelica.
Luke is hidden by Jen's father, who bribes the police with fur coats to do only a cursory search, and, after they are gone, offers to get Luke a fake ID. Realizing that it is his only chance to lead a normal and productive life, Luke accepts and a few days later leaves home forever and starts a terrifying and exciting life as Lee Grant, a boy recently killed in an accident but supposedly being sent to a boarding school as punishment for running away. While the solution is somewhat abrupt and too pat, Luke's character has been so well developed that it is acceptable, since he understands that he must seize the opportunity, that even though his family loves him, they will have an easier time with him gone, and that the only way he will ever get to help other shadow children and honor Jen's memory is to take this chance.
Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001: Books of Recognized Merit by Agnes Regan Perkins