Friday, March 19, 2010

Faith'n'Fiction Saturday: Let's Discuss Young Adult Fiction


Faith'n'Fiction Saturday is a weekly discussion about the intersection of faith and fiction. You may participate by posting a comment or writing a post on your blog. Next week is the second round table discussion. The book we discussed was In the Garden of the North American Martyrs. For a complete schedule of the round tables for the rest of the year, please refer to this list.

Today I'd like to talk about YA fiction for Christian teens. The Christian fiction market for YA is still quite small and not varied. It seems heavy on fantasy or girly books. Let's be honest.

But that doesn't mean there's not a wealth of great books published in the general market for Christian teens. Today's challenge is to compile a list of recommended books, Christian or general market for Christians teens.

Here's my list:
Jenny B. Jones The Charmed Life series (Thomas Nelson)
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins (Delacorte)
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown)
Undercover by Beth Kephart (HarperTeen)
Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart (HarperTeen)
The Heart is not a Size by Beth Kephart (HarperTeen)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press0
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt)
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt)

LOL I just realized I don't have a single male on that list. Clearly, I need to expand my YA reading!

Let's hear from you!

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