From Sun Nov 15 13:48:50 1998
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 09:54:03 -0800
Subject: [ncte-talk] YA Analysis Paper

I was asked to post this list, and thought I'd include
the paper requirement as well. Cyndi

Title Author

Tunnel Vision Fran Arrick
What You Don't Know Can Kill You Fran Arrick
Gruel and Unusual Punishment Jim Arter
Nothing But the Truth Avi
If Beale Street Could Talk James Baldwin
Dakota Dream James Bennett
Durable Goods Elizabeth Berg
Deenie Judy Blume
Tiger Eyes Judy Blume
Durango Street Frank Bonham
Let Me Tell You Everything Barbara Bottner
Red Sky at Morning Richard Bradford
Winning Robin Brancato
All Together Now Sue Ellen Bridgers
Home Before Dark Sue Ellen Bridgers
Notes for Another Life Sue Ellen Bridgers
Permanent Connections Sue Ellen Bridgers
Knee Holes Jerome Brooks
The Face at the Edge of the World Eve Bunting
Jumping the Nail Eve Bunting
A Sudden Silence Eve Bunting
My Father, the Nutcase Judith Caseley
The Lottery Rose Barbara Cohen
After the First Death Robert Cormier
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Robert Cormier
The Chocolate War Robert Cormier
I Am the Cheese Robert Cormier
We All Fall Down Robert Cormier
Chinese Handcuffs Chris Crutcher
Crazy Horse Electric Game Chris Crutcher
Running Loose Chris Crutcher
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chris Crutcher
Stotan! Chris Crutcher
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit Paula Danziger
Heart of a Champion Carl Deuker
Dear Nobody Berlie Doherty
I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip John Donovan
Billy  Albert French
Shadow of the Dragon Sherry Garland
Song of the buffalo Boy Sherry Garland
Shadow Man Cynthia D.Grant
Ordinary People Judith Guest
Sticks and Stone Lynn Hall
Hey Dollface Deborah Hautzig
Second Star to the Right Deborah Hautzig
No Effect Daniel Hayes
Right By My Side David Haynes
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Nat Hentoff
Across the Great River Irene Beltran Hernandez
Taming the Star Runner S.E. Hinton
Tex S.E. Hinton
It's Nothing to a Mountain Sid Hite
The Bearstone Will Hobbs
The Lottery Rose Irene Hunt
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me Julie Johnston
Deliver Us From Evie M.E. Kerr
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack! M.E. Kerr
Gentlehands M.E. Kerr
I"ll Love You When You're More Like Me M.E. Kerr
Little Little M.E. Kerr
Night Kites M.E. Kerr
Breaking Up Norma Klein
Learning How to Fall Norma Klein
Mom, the Wolfman, and Me Norma Klein
Now That You Know Norma Klein
Harmony Arms Ron Koertge
Very Far Away From Anywhere Else Ursula Le Guin
TV Guidance Counselor A.C. Lemieux
One Fat Summer Robert Lipsyte
A Summer to Die Lois Lowry
Gypsy Davey Chris Lynch
Iceman Chris Lynch
Letters From the Inside John Marsden
So Much to Tell You John Marsden
Who is Eddie Leonard? Harry Mazer
Out of Control Norma Fox Mazer
Brightest Light Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna
Good-Bye Tomorrow Gloria D. Miklowitz
Past Forgiving Gloria D. Miklowitz
The War Between the Classes Gloria D. Miklowitz
Shizuko's Daughter Kyoko Mori
Rats in the Trees Jess Mowry
Way Past Cool Jess Mowry
Beggar's Ride Theresa Nelson
Earthshine Theresa Nelson
Lisa, Bright and Dark John Neufeld
A Formal Feeling Zibby Oneal
Jacob Have I Loved Katherine Paterson
Are You in the House Alone? Richard Peck
Father Figure Richard Peck
About David Susan Beth Pfeffer
Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick
Something Terrible Happened Barbara Ann Porte
Revolutions of the Heart Marsha Qualey
Only Alien on the Planet Kristen Randle
Summer of Sassy Jo J.P. Reading
Detour for Emmy Marilyn Reynolds
Too Soon for Jeff Marilyn Reynolds
Hannah in Between Colby Rodowsky
Billy  Laura Roybal
Miriam's Well Lois Ruby
Happy Endings Are All Alike Sandra Scoppetone
The Late Great Me Sandra Scoppetone
Trying Hard to Hear You Sandra Scoppetone
Wish You Were Here Barbara Shoup
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock Jerry Spinelli
Toughing It Nancy Springer
Crosses Shelley Stoehr
The Accident Todd Strasser
Friends Till the End Todd Strasser
Bless the Beasts and the Children Glendon Swarthout
Summerspell Jean Thesman
Rebel Without a Clue Holly Uyemoto
David and Jonathan Cynthia Voight
Izzy, Willy-Nilly Cynthia Voight
The Runner Cynthia Voight
When She Hollers Cynthia Voight
Peter Kate Walker
When No One Was Looking Rosemary Wells
Weeping Willow Ruth White
Angels of the Swamp Dorothy Raymond Whittaker
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This Jacqueline Woodson
Maizon At Blue Hill Jacqueline Woodson
I Never Got to Say Goodbye Alida E. Young
The Amazing, Death-Defying Diary of Eugene Dingman Paul
A Begonia for Miss Applebaum Paul Zindel
Confessions of a Teenage Baboon Paul Zindel
The Girl Who Wanted a Boy Paul Zindel
Harry and Hortense at Hormone High Paul Zindel
My Darling, My Hamburger Paul Zindel
I Never Loved Your Mind Paul Zindel
Pardon Me, You're Stepping on My Eyeball Paul Zindel
The Pigman's Legacy Paul Zindel
The Undertaker's Gone Bananas Paul Zindel
   Young Adult Fiction

1.  Write your own reading autobiography. Tell about
your first memories of 
 receiving pleasure from books. Do you remember the
first book you really 
 liked? If so, what was it? When you started to choose
books for yourself, did 
 you read series books? How about books of a particular
type, such as sports 
 stories, horse stories, or dog stories? What about
informative books? Did you 
 have one or more influential adults who encouraged you?
If so, what did they
 do? (This is a multi-paragraph essay; I expect several
pages of writing, since
 you're giving your reading history. Give details: use
titles of books and 
 names of authors.)

2. Select 3 books from the list and read them. For each
 A. Write the name of the book, the author, and the
copyright date.Write a one 
  or two sentence description of each of the following:
plot, theme, 
  character, point of view, and setting.
 B. What is the "problem" presented in the novel?
Describe in a brief
 C. Analyze the degree to which the novel is realistic,
that is, true to life. 
  Interview a counselor, a social worker, a teacher, or
a young adult who has 
  had experience with this particular problem. If the
book differs from 
  reality, tell how and conjecture on why. Is the author
trying to teach a 
  lesson? Make the story more exciting? Simplify it for
the sake of brevity? 
  Or something else? Based on your interview, what you
know or on your 
  own experience, does the book "speak" to young adults?
Explain. Use a 
  quote or two from the person interviewed.
 D. What conflicts are brought about because of the
problem? What is the 
  resolution to the conflict? Explain.

(Please note that these are requirements for a
multi-page paper--don't treat these as a list of
questions to be answered; do not label paragraphs A, B,

You will be turning in 1 paper in 4 parts--the reading
autobiography, and an analysis for each book. This is
due by ___________ . Your paper must be typed or neatly
handwritten, with a cover sheet. The cover sheet must
have your name, the title Young Adult Fiction, Honors
English, and the date.