Friday, July 12, 2019

30 All Time Favorite Books: Child Protagonists

I am utter trash for a good book where the main characters/narrators are children or young adults. I made a list of 30 favorites and summertime would be the perfect time for any of them. In no particular order...

1. Boy’s Life- Robert McCammon
2. I Capture the Castle- Dodie Smith
3. Ghoul- Brian Keene
4. December Park- Ronald Malfi
5. My Best Friend’s Exorcism- Grady Hendrix
6. Danny Champion of the World- Roald Dahl
7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith
8. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock- Paul Tremblay
9. The Body- Stephen King
10. The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
11. The Lord of the Flies- William Golding
12. Children of the Dark- Jonathan Janz
14. In the Scrape- James Newman and Mark Steensland
15. Of Foster Homes and Flies- Chad Lutzke
16. Knock, Knock- S.P. Miskowski 
17. To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
18. Ender’s Game- Orson Scott Card
19. Bastard Out of Carolina- Dorothy Allison
20. Peace Like a River- Leif Enger
21. IT- Stephen King
22. Coraline- Neil Gaiman
23. The Thief Of Always- Clive Barker
24. The Bone Weaver’s Orchard- Sarah Read
25. The Saturday Night Ghost Club- Craig Davidson
26. The Mummy, The Will and the Crypt- John Bellairs
27. Dog Days O’ Summer- James Newman and Mark Allan Gunnells
28. Locke & Key series- Joe Hill
29. Summer of Night- Dan Simmons
30. Inspection- Josh Malerman


  1. Love your list. I have this one, The Shadow of the Wind, on my TBR shelf...okay who am I kidding...shelveS but a lot of these others are new-to-me. Thanks for the great list!

  2. Good list. Needs some Joe Lansdale though. A Fine Dark Line would probably be right at the top of my list beside McCammon.


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