Thursday, September 16, 2010

Adult Fiction

While I primarily read YA fiction these days I do enjoy some adult fiction every once in a while. This feature looks at some of the adult fiction I am reading and examines its appeal for those who prefer Young Adult literature

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

84, Charing Cross Road is a charming record of bibliophilia, cultural difference, and imaginative sympathy. For 20 years, an outspoken New York writer and a rather more restrained London bookseller carried on an increasingly touching correspondence. They shared information about books, the conditions in their countries, information about their family and over the years a deep friendship ensued.

84, Charing Cross Road is a very quick and charming read. YA readers who enjoy reading diaries or journals will enjoy reading the lovely letters between Helen and Frank. They are sarcastic and funny, but at the same time incredibly sweet. Readers will enjoy watching the relationship develop. Those who are really interested in reading books about books will enjoy 84 Charing Cross Road as well. There is a little something for everyone, and those wanting a fun cute book they can read in an hour or two will enjoy this book.

YA Connection: The Secret Year of Assignments by Jaclyn Moriaty

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this before, but it definitely sounds fun and intriguing :) Great review!

Brooke (Cupcake Queen) said...

I love your blog and the design :D

pmr said...

nice pick! and not only because it's been one of my favourite favourites since i was about 18. it's one of the few books that i read over and over.

pmr said...

and, how could I forget to mention the movie with Ann Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090570/

Katie said...

Thanks Brooke!

PMR: I totally forgot about the movie, I do love Judi Dench!

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