Lois Duncan has reportedly died
There is something very special about the books you read as a teenager.
No question that you can love and be affected by books you read at any age, but often, teenagers are reading in a way which expresses independence. They may be making their own choices of what to read…independently finding them at the school library, or buying them with their own money (especially, nowadays, at Amazon).
wrote popular books which fit that age perfectly. They were too edgy for most young kids, and visceral and exciting.
Perhaps the most famous one was I Know What You Did Last Summer from 1973…it was adapted for a movie almost a quarter of a century later, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Philippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Duncan wrote many books, though, including other suspenseful books for young adults, picture books, and an autobiography.
The author was the recipient of the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards award, for lasting contribution to young adult literature.
shows a thoughtful and engaged writer, with suggestions for readers, classroom guides, and more.
The books live on.
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