For the Guardian, Morgan named her ten favorite present tense novels for children or teenagers.
One title on the list:
Catalyst by Laurie Halse AndersonRead about the other titles on the list.
One of my favourite teenage authors, and I could also have chosen her earlier novel, Speak. Both books are raw portrayals of the anguish that some teenagers suffer on their way from the protection of childhood to the independence of adulthood. Something about being in the moment, in pain, self-focused and now-focused makes the present work so well for this type of story and for this age.
Writers Read: Nicola Morgan (September 2009).
Read Coffee with a Canine: Nicola Morgan & Amber.