Sunday, October 2, 2011

Stories with a Theme.Period

Novels for children and young adults with female protagonists usually have similar themes. There’s a love interest, a family issue, friend problem, and school dilemma. Oftentimes, there’s also another point they share: a girl gets her first period. The following is a list of those stories and whom the female tells.

• ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE by Tamora Pierce – Young Adult – Alanna tells a female healer
• NISSA’S PLACE by L. LaFaye – Children’s – Nissa tells her father
• BLOODY JACK by L. A. Meyer – Young Adult – Jacky tells a prostitute
• SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong – Young Adult – Chloe doesn’t tell anyone, but it enables her to see dead people