Y is for Yarn.
We are almost finished with the A to Z Challenge! Remember, my theme is:
Novels for Young Adults.
Today’s two novels fall under the category yarn. I’m using definition 4 (not fibers for knitting or weaving). No, definition 4 is “a tale, especially a long story or adventure…”
Year of Wonders chronicles the advance of bubonic plague in a small English village in the year 1666. The narrator is a young housemaid who demonstrates great courage and resolve in her efforts to help her community despite a growing body count and mounting secrets. Year of Wonders is a fine yarn (and Alex Award winner) that I particularly recommend for sophomores studying AP World or AP European History. This novel will put a face on a pivotal event in history.
This is the first manga book on my list, but it features a ghost! Yusuke was a delinquent teen until one day when he saves a child’s life. The afterlife officials decide to give him a mission, so now he roams the world as a ghost performing good deeds. For young manga enthusiasts, Yu Yu Hakusho looks like quite a yarn!
Have you read either of these? What favorite book would you categorize as a yarn?
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