C is for (Books About) Children

For A to Z 2018, my theme is Books About ____. If you’re stopping by from your own A to Z blog, feel free to leave a link. If you need help with how to do that, you can look here.

If you’re someone looking to read a lot of great blogs, here’s the link for the A to Z challenge.

My list only contains books about kids for adults. Younger children as main characters add a whole different dimension to books for adults.

Me & Emma, by Elizabeth Flock (literary): This book was so unexpectedly good! It was one of those that someone gave me, and I had no idea what to expect. The narrator is 8-year-old Carrie, who lives in a bad situation and just wants to protect her younger sister, Emma. They decide to run away from home, which doesn’t go as plan. This book has a huge twist at the end that’s disturbing but makes for wonderful reading. You’ve been warned.

Firestarter, by Stephen King (horror): This has been one of my favorite books forever. The experiments that Charlie’s parents participated in, giving them psychic powers, seem like something that could have happened. Charlie has pyrokinesis, so of course, the government wants her. Stephen King is a master of horror, and in my mind, this is his masterpiece.

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens (literary): I didn’t know what to expect before reading this, but it’s really good. I learned some things about Victorian London and got to read an entertaining story at the same time. Oliver is a great protagonist, and I enjoyed following him and seeing the events that happened through his eyes.

Lightning, by Dean Koontz (horror? thriller? romance? really, I never know how to classify Koontz books): I read that Koontz had a hard time selling this book, as the first section is the main character, Laura, as a child. The whole book isn’t like that; she grows up and we follow her from there. If you’re someone who likes books that don’t just do one thing, this one may be for you.

What’s your favorite non-children’s book about a child?

12 comments on “C is for (Books About) Children

  1. Great list, and a few classics every child should read. Thanks.

  2. scr4pl80 says:

    I have to read Firestarter and Oliver Twist for that matter. Thanks Doree!

  3. Not big on horror and you have two definite horror novels there. LOL Oliver Twist is truly as sad story as is Davis Copperfield. Good reviews though. Thanks for dropping by earlier.
    Susanne Living the Dream.

  4. sizzlesue15 says:

    Pip from Great Expectations is a favourite of mine. Emma & Me sounds like a book I would enjoy but not keen on horror stories although I don’t mind a crime thriller.
    ‘C’ is for Conquering Change and overcoming your fears

  5. I’ve recently gotten back into my childhood favorite Nancy Drew. I’m writing on her this year for my A to Z. https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/category/2018-a-to-z-all-about-nancy-drew/

  6. I’ve always loved Dickens. My second exposure to his writings was seeing the movie “Oliver!” when it first came out. Both Dickens and King (whom you also mentioned) focus on children often, at least in parts of several novels. I would point at “Great Expectations” by Dickens and “Pet Sematary” and “It” by King to name only a few.

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