Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001: Books by Agnes Regan Perkins

By Agnes Regan Perkins

Young grownup readers have specific wishes and matters, and librarians became more and more drawn to choosing books appropriate for them. This reference offers information regarding 290 books for teens. those books acquired significant awards among 1997 and 2001, replicate the voices of 242 diverse authors, and variety from new to general themes.

Included are approximately 750 alphabetically prepared entries for person works, authors, characters, and settings. a lot of those books have been initially written for adults yet became well known between more youthful readers. Entries for works offer plot summaries and demanding checks, whereas writer entries specialize in these features of the writers' lives such a lot suitable to literature for children. The reference is a worthwhile choice software for librarians and lecturers and an invaluable advisor for students.

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Realizing that it is his only chance to lead a normal and productive life, Luke accepts and a few days later leaves home forever and starts a terrifying and exciting life as Lee Grant, a boy recently killed in an accident but supposedly being sent to a boarding school as punishment for running away. While the solution is somewhat abrupt and too pat, Luke's character has been so well developed that it is acceptable, since he understands that he must seize the opportunity, that even though his family loves him, they will have an easier time with him gone, and that the only way he will ever get to help other shadow children and honor Jen's memory is to take this chance.

At the St. Matthew's memorial service attended by her parents and conducted by Dr. Passmore, only he and Toby Carrington seem to realize how they have all failed Amanda. The novel has a sense of inevitable doom, deftly built as the bright a u t u m n landscape sinks into gray, featureless winter, so that the final suicide comes as a deplorable result of the system and her mother's long-term directiveness but not as a surprise. The title is that of the St. Matthew's school hymn. Booklist. AMONG THE HIDDEN (Haddix*, Mar garet Peterson, Simon & Schuster, 1998) Futuristic novel set after overpopulation and government ineptitude have turned the country into a totalitarian dictatorship that forbids, among other things, any family from having more than two children.

Most troubling of all is the intrusion of the media in the person of young, aggressive Jennifer Malone of Newsline, an investigative television show. Jennifer is determined to persuade the world that Norton's N-22 plane is a death trap. She wishes to establish herself in her field and garner high viewer ratings. Although a few episodes revolve around other figures, most follow Casey as she sorts through information and seeks the truth about why a plane that tests out all right experienced such a terrible disaster.

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