Controversial Song of the Day: “Zombie” by The Cranberries
For the entire month of April, we’ll be participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Our theme for the month? CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN YA. Check out the link above for other awesome blogs participating.
|Taken from bibliogrrrl.com|
Zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, angels and demons…where does it all end?! Let’s get one thing straight, we LOVE our paranormal novels…Pam’s a big Cassandra Clare fan (like on stalker status almost) and I love the Shiver series and all, but we are contemporary lovers at heart. And sometimes, only sometimes, we feel like contemporary YA often takes a backseat to the paranormal and dystopian/apocalyptic novels out there. So, we’re ending the A-Z challenge with something that is not necessarily a controversial topic that you find in YA novels. BUT we do think that contemporary novels are often overlooked for several bigger and larger concept books.
We write contemporary novels with real teen voices about problems that teens go through now (not saying that some of the big concept books DON’T have real teens and real teen problems), and we want these books to make a come back!
Here are a few contemporary novels that we think are shining examples of why contemp books are AMAZING!
* Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
* The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
* The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
* Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Let us know if we’re wrong, PLEASE! Do you think contemporary novels are just as raved about and praised as the big concept paranormal or dystopian/apocalyptic novels?