Good options for young adult novels I can read with my community college developmental writing classes?
August 20, 2012 8:04 PM Subscribe
What are some good options for young adult novels I can read with my community college developmental writing classes? The novels don't have to be "young adult" per se, but they should be engaging and high interest.
The developmental writing curriculum where I teach has been recently changed to include a literary analysis unit. Because this change is new, no one has figured out what works best, so I am experimenting. I am going to have the class read summaries and reviews of 5 novels and vote on which one to read. The novel will be the basis for the analysis essay. What would be good options for this assignment?
Some helpful information:
The book should be on the short side. ~200 pages is a good target.
I would like recent publications, very new if possible.
There should not be a movie version of the novel. However, I am going to try to link the chosen novel to a film or documentary for the comparison/contrast unit, so if the novel's theme connect well with a film, that's a plus.