My daughter and I went to Half Priced Books the other day. I was specifically looking for two books, which is never the case. I can't leave that store without spending a hundred dollars and can't get my Amazon cart under 400 titles!
I was looking for Goldfinch and Dr. Sleep. They were sold out so I took my 9yr old daughter to the Young Adult section which is haphazardly mixed with ages 6-18 years old in reading level and content. BTW-- I'm reading the 2nd book of "The Mortal Instruments" City of Ashes (I taught 8th grade Reading for 19yrs so I still stay abreast in YA books whether I want to or not!!) Anyways, I was helping my daughter find some summer reading books. She likes ghost stories and The Magic Treehouse series. While browsing, I found so many books that I remember reading as a YA that had a lasting impact on me. For ex. Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? , "The Ghost of Windy Hill." and " That Was Then, This Is Now" (sorry for the improper format. It's difficult to underline using my tablet)
It was nice to see and touch those books and do some reminiscing.
My question to you is ... What books had an impact on you as a Young Adult?