Beautifully Written Books for Young People
March 18, 2010 2:04 PM Subscribe
What young adult novels (or chapter books for kids) are written in particularly elegant prose styles? (Bonus points if the story and characterization are good, of course, but I'm especially looking for books where the writing style itself is beautiful.) Examples include The Graveyard Book
, Haroun & The Sea of Stories
, and When You Reach Me.
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Oh, and I should mention that these are books for a grownup (me) to read, not a kid or young adult; I'm writing a novel aimed at a youngish age range, and looking for inspiration on how to write beautifully but age-appropriately.