Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Five books that walk the line between YA and adult

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Melissa Albert tagged five books that walk the line between YA and adult, including:
The Death of Bees, by Lisa O’Donnell

On a frigid morning in a Glasgow housing project, two girls bury their parents in the backyard. We don’t know how they died, but we do know the world is better off without them. The story is told in alternating chapters by the two sisters—bright, foulmouthed Marnie, and eccentric Nelly, who speaks like a child’s idea of an Evelyn Waugh character—and their lonely next-door neighbor, known as the neighborhood perv since he tried to solicit a young prostitute in a moment of weakness. As winter turns to spring, the girls’ secret is threatened by an angry drug dealer, the reappearance of their wayward grandfather, and a dog who just won’t stop digging.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Death of Bees.

My Book, The Movie: The Death of Bees.

Writers Read: Lisa O'Donnell.

--Marshal Zeringue