A Year in Books–from Meg

Here’s a guest post from our very own alt+library Friends President, Meg.

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2012 was the year I finally embraced Teen Fiction, and I’m never looking back. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is one of my favorites so far, written by two big names in the genre, David Levithan and John Green.  It took me longer than I care to admit to realize the story followed two different characters, both teenagers named Will Grayson. Tiny Cooper is the real star, in my opinion, and he will charm your socks off. This book is funny and thought-provoking, and I would recommend it to teens and adults alike.

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Honestly, I didn’t like this book at first read. After a couple months pondering and a second read through, I came around and now it’s among my favorites. The plot reads like a bad sci-fi flick—in an alternate present human clones are raised for organ harvesting—but the tone is far more subtle. Haunting doesn’t even begin to describe it, as you watch the characters struggling to comprehend their fates. If you’re a fan of Margaret Atwood, read this book. If you’re not a fan of Margaret Atwood, you should still read this book. 

Thanks, Meg!