I prefer reading young people’s novels, rather than adult ones. My reason – a great story and often very well written, but without the added sex and violence that an adult novel usually thinks it has to have.
One that I recently enjoyed and think your teen or pre-teen grandchild might too, is called ‘The Last Dog On Earth’. Written by David Ehrenhaft, the book tells the story of a boy and his attempts to save his beloved dog.
Set during a time when dogs are being hunted because of a deadly disease they carry, the story is sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often exciting.
I’m not going to say much more about it because I don’t want to give the plot away – but I did enjoy it. Any favorite books for teens you’d like to recommend?