Bridge to Terabithia is a book about two children named Leslie and Jesse who create a magical forest kingdom in their imaginations. The novel was written by Katherine Paterson and published in by Thomas Crowell. In , it won the Newbery Medal. The novel tells the story of fifth grader Jesse Aarons , who becomes friends with his new neighbor, Leslie Burke , after he loses a footrace to her at school. Leslie is a tomboy from a wealthy family, and Jesse thinks highly of her. Jesse is an artistic boy from a poorer family who, in the beginning, is fearful and angry.
Who can forget the first time they met irresistible, fast-talking Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables? Or the years that they spent growing up with Harry, Hermione, and Ron? Luckily for us, it truly is the golden age for young adult fiction right now, as YA authors today continue to take the genre in new and incredibly exciting directions. Indeed, young adult books have stepped up onto the literary stage as a powerful genre in its own right, creating role models for all of us and leading important conversations about personhood, gender, sexuality, and race. Without ado, here are the best young adult books of all time. Discover the perfect YA book for you.
Island of the Blue Dolphins is a children's novel by American writer Scott O'Dell , which tells the story of a year-old girl named Karana, who is stranded alone for years on an island off the California coast. Island of the Blue Dolphins won the Newbery Medal in O'Dell later wrote a sequel, Zia , published in Schwebel, was published in October by the University of California Press. It includes two chapters deleted from the book before publication.