And the randomly-generated winner of Kristen D. Randle’s The Only Alien on the Planet, a book filled with mysteries, tension, and coming-of-age experiences, is:
Who answered the question, “Which book changed your world?” with:
“The First Form At Malory Towers by Enid Blyton made me want to write my own books.”
There were many insightful answers, and a vast range of books that changed worlds. I’m copying a couple of the ones that made me want to rush out and get the books they mentioned…though all the comments were a delight to read!
Steph Bowe at Hey! Teenager of the Year wrote:
Town by James Roy. It's a series of interconnected short stories by an Australian author that I read a few years ago. And for the first time in my life, I just went: Wow, this is a real representation of what life's like as a teenager. This book doesn't lie. Nothing's glorified, it's just raw and real and truthful. This was a book that really inspired me to write and write truthfully.
Indigo at Shattered Prose wrote:
The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint. He allows his main character Jillian, to peel away the layers she had hidden herself in to discover the little girl that was abused as a young child. I was able to relate to Jillian on so many levels. It freed me up to realize it was ok to comfort the child I was, yet move on to the woman I would become.
Stay tuned...I'll be posting another contest before the week is out!