Young Adult Books That Changed Our Lives
Young adult books aren't all about girls and periods. Fantasy and science-fiction novels offer young readers a glimpse of alternate worlds before they become jaded adults.
"Like many children, I was a tasty gazelle in the wild savannah of grade school. Sometimes things could be scary, but as I got older, the works of John Bellairs were of some comfort: At least my concerns didn't foretell the end of the world. Johnny, Lewis and Anthony had far bigger problems to solve and I ate up their stories," CNN's Nicole Saidi said.
"Now that I am a writer, and an adult, I can feel the influences of the freaky, fantastic setting details from The Face in the Frost when I think about how to describe a place in a compelling way."