Friday, November 6, 2015

Top ten goodbyes in children’s literature

Lara Williamson is the author of A Boy Called Hope and The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair.

One of her ten top goodbyes in children’s literature, as shared at the Guardian:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hazel Grace meets Augustus Waters at a cancer support meeting. After which unfolds a love story and a goodbye that will take your heart, hug it, crush it, and then repair it again. Not long after reading the book I went to the cinema to see the movie. On leaving most of the teen audience could barely see the exit through their tears. To be honest, I could barely see the audience through my own eye water.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Fault in Our Stars is among the Off the Shelf Staff's eight great books told by child narrators, Luke Kelly's five top YA novels, and Sophie McKenzie's five favorite Young Adult books that appeal to teenagers.

--Marshal Zeringue