C is for Compass

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.

The Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

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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C is for Compass — 4 Comments

  1. I had an idea that catcher in the rye was not targeting YA audience, but The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was not too is new information to me.
    I have read both these books. Absolutely loved them both can’t pick a favorite. (it’s like picking amongst your children which one is better… )

    • That’s so funny! I was just thinking that the other day–choosing favorite books is like choosing favorite children. Ha! Glad you liked both of these novels.

  2. I have not read them, but I have seen the stage play of Curious Incident and it is mind blowingly brilliant. Such a wonderful story and so amazing converted for the theatre. My husband has read the book and he thought it was superbly adapted.
    Tasha’s Thinkings – Shapeshifters and Werewolves

    • I have heard good things about the play. I’m glad your husband liked the book. My students, especially the math-obsessed ones, tend to enjoy this novel.

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