Top 10s: Books I would have like to have seen on the NPR list
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BZRK by Michael Grant
Why this title? Like Walter Dean Myers ushering in the alternate writing style with Monster, Michael Grant introduces readers to another new reading trend with transmedia. With BZRK, Grant combines traditional books with teens interest in the online world. Plus, it’s another great science fiction title that taps into current trends and themes. And you can’t deny Grant’s long standing contribution to MG and YA literature. If I was going to add one more Science Fiction title to the list, I would probably add the Hourglass series by Myra McEntire – but I should probably stop cheating now.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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