Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thirteen great YA novels with male protagonists

Claire Zulkey is a writer who lives in Chicago.  Her books include the novel An Off Year. She also edits the aptly named website,

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Zulkey tagged thirteen great YA novels with male protagonists, including:
The Compound, by S.A. Bodeen

I adored disaster books when I was a youngster, like Hatchet and Z for Zachariah; there was something thrilling about vicariously preparing oneself for the worst-case scenario while appreciating the relative safe and soundness of real life. In The Compound, a 15-year-old-boy contemplates taking his chances on the outside after six years locked inside a radiation-proof compound after a nuclear attack, as his family’s situation begins to look grimmer than what might be waiting outside.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue