Schlagwort-Archive: adolescence

Looking For Alaska

Von John Green

Green ist DER Autor für Heranwachsende, die die erste Liebe kennenlernen. Es geht um einen Jugendlichen, der unscheinbar und mittelmäßig ist und ein Mädchen kennenlernt, das sein genaues Gegenteil ist. Bei Green geht es immer himmelhochjauchzend und zu Tode betrübt zu, darum super Lektüre für Teenies. Dazu etwas Jugendsprache und witzige Einfälle.

Karla Beer (karlabeer@web.de)

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

ist ein Jugendroman von Joyce Carol Oates.

A highly regarded writer of adult novels, Joyce Carol Oates has turned her remarkable talents to writing for younger readers. This is an utterly absorbing book about two 16-year-old high school students, and the relationship that develops between them following a police investigation. Big Mouth and Ugly Girl weiterlesen

Through the Tunnel

… ist eine schöne „story of initiation“ von Doris Lessing:

Jerry, a young English boy, and his mother are vacationing at a beach they have come to many times in years past. Though the beach’s location is not given, it is implied to be in a country that is foreign to them both. Each tries to please the other and not to impose too many demands. The mother, who is a widow, is “determined to be neither possessive nor lacking in devotion,” and Jerry, in turn, acts from an “unfailing impulse of contrition — a sort of chivalry.” Through the Tunnel weiterlesen

The Catcher in the Rye

… von J. D. Salinger ist inzwischen zwar ein gut abgehangenes Stück Literatur (publ. 1951) – aber immer noch wirkungsvoll. Ich habe den Roman mehrfach in Leistungskursen gelesen.

Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with „cynical adolescent.“ Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, The Catcher in the Rye weiterlesen