Friday, September 26, 2014

Top ten books for young danger lovers

Ross Montgomery, author of The Tornado Chasers, notes that "children’s books can demonstrate a somewhat lax approach to disaster and death." One of his favorite books for danger lovers, as shared at the Guardian:
Half Bad by Sally Green

The witches in Green’s recent YA thriller are able to quickly heal themselves, which means our protagonist Nathan can withstand some truly eye-popping levels of sadistic violence. Top of these is a bracelet he’s forced to wear which, when he tries to escape from prison, covers his hand in acid. He spends the rest of the book with melted fingers, which thankfully doesn’t stop him from pummeling everyone in sight into a bloody paste.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue