The Hive: A List of Resources from Gladys Hunt

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Here is a list of essays and reflections by Gladys Hunt, available only on Redeemed Reader! We are honored to bring them to you. Posts are linked in chronological order; we have published them in the same order in which they were originally written:

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  1. Jackie Harden on October 27, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    I am looking for books for a very intelligent 16 year old young woman that are not fantasy or romances but are novels about people, their struggles, relationships, challenges. I am wondering if The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, or Flowers for Algernon would be appropriate. I would love for something along the lines of Where the Crawdad Sings but the sexual content makes it inappropriate.

    • Janie on October 29, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      You might browse Betsy’s list of 7 Books for Thoughtful Teens and my Worthy YA: the Best Teen Reads of 2017. Other possibilities:
      To Kill a Mockingbird
      Forward Me Back to you and Bamboo People are good
      All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred Taylor (but it has some sexual overtones in places–mostly because Cassie finds herself in some dangerous spots)
      Between Shades of Gray by Sepetys
      Type these titles in the search box to find our reviews.

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