Monday, May 13, 2013

Five top YA books

Sophie McKenzie is the bestselling author of more than fifteen novels for children and teens in the UK, including the award winning Girl, Missing and Blood Ties. She has won numerous awards, was one of the first Richard and Judy children’s book club winners, and has twice been longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Close My Eyes, McKenzie's first psychological thriller for adults, debuts in the US this summer.

At the Telegraph, McKenzie named five favorite Young Adult books that appeal to teenagers, including:
Dead Time by Anne Cassidy

Dead Time is the first installment of The Murder Notebooks series. It’s a classic mystery, full of twists and turns, about two teenagers whose parents went out for a meal one evening and never returned. I particularly like the way that both this story and the next in the series - Killing Rachel - have satisfying endings, while still leaving elements of the story open to run and run through the series overall.
Read about the other books on McKenzie's list.

--Marshal Zeringue