Monday, October 17, 2016

Six top YA books for fans of John Hughes's movies

At the BN Teen blog Sona Charaipotra tagged six YA novels for fans of John Hughes's old school teen classic movies like Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club, including:
Paper Towns, by John Green

I know, I know! Too obvious. But you can’t deny that this “last few days of high school” romp, complete with Midwestern setting, everyguy protagonist, manic pixie dream girl love interest, heart-of-gold popular beauty hooking up with geektastic sidekick, and a road trip, doesn’t hit the John Hughes sweet spot. Bonus? It’s already a movie, too, so you can read then watch!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Paper Towns is among Eric Smith's five top YA reads in which poetry is part of the plot.

--Marshal Zeringue