C is for Compass.
It’s day 3 of
the A to Z Challenge!
Otherwise known as the letter C Day for my theme
Young Adult Novels and Novels with Young Adult Narrators.
Today I present two novels suited for young adults though, curiously, neither of these was written for the young adult market.
Both of these lost narrators embark on a physical and mental journey to find and understand their places in the world. Holden Caulfield is a troubled youth on the verge of a breakdown. Christopher Boone is an autistic young man whose fascination with a neighborhood mystery leads him to disquieting truths about his own life. Christopher carries with him a compass; Holden is in need of a metaphorical one.
Have you read any of these? Which is your favorite?
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