Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday : Tackling Tough Issues

Today's Top Ten is Books that Tackle Tough Issues and I was thinking that my list may be somewhat repeated of the books I stuck on last weeks list but Ill try for some different ones.

  1. Finding Alice by Melody Carlson - Tackles the issue of Schizophrenia in a Closed/ Open Christian View.
  2. Crystal Lies by Melody Carlson- Tackles the issue of drugs from a Christianity/ Broken Home View.
  3. True Colors Series by Melody Carlson - Each book in the series starts with Color Me.......... and each one focuses on a different edgy issue e,g WitchCraft , Jealousy, Anger, Homosexuality , Suicide etc - Has a Christianity perspective in the series.
  4. Intervention by Terri Blackstock - Christian Fiction about Drugs, Interventions and Murder .
  5. After by Amy Efaw - Focuses on the issue of a teen girl who dumps her newborn baby in a dumpster and tries to pretend it didnt happen.
  6. The Hate List by Jennifer Brown - The aftermath of a School Shooting , POV's from remaining characters .
  7. Any Book By Ellen Hopkins - Its Hard to pick just one by this author as all her books target a taboo topic . Great Edgy Content for Teens.
  8. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd and The Help- Kathryn Stockett - I put these two books together as they in a way go hand in hand - talks about the racial segregation and treatment between Blacks and Whites in America.
  9. Go Ask Alice - Anon - A touching story , a banned book that has never actually been proven whether it is fact or fiction , written in the 1970's - a diary of a fifteen year old girl who died of a drug overdose - her diary leading up to the event.
  10. Shine - Lauren Myracle - A novel about Homosexuality, Christianity and Blacks/White Segregation.
Honorable Mentions:
The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
How to Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
I Never Promised you a Rose Garden - Hannah Green.
Twisted , Speak and Catalyst - Laurie Halse Anderson
Forbidden - Tabitha Suzman.


  1. Great list! Speak was on mine. Many of the others you mentioned are on my TBR list.

  2. I think you mean, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

  3. @Anon - This is what happens when you do the Top Ten just before bed LOL :)


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