Friday, March 22, 2013

Top ten books about outsiders for teenage girls

Noting that all of the titles on Darren Shan's top ten list of books about outsiders for teenagers were "written by, and is largely concerned with the exploits of — you guessed it! — a straight white man," Emily Temple came up with an alternate list "of outsider lit for teenage girls — or teenage boys willing to read outside the mold," including:
Out, Natsuo Kirino

Sure, the four women who figure prominently in Kirino’s Out could be considered a clique. But then again, each woman is removed from society in her own way, and they’re only in cahoots because one of them murdered somebody (about the most brutally outsider of activities) and everyone is blackmailing everybody else as they dispose of the body. It gets weirder from there, if you can imagine it.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue