I'm so pleased to host Tracy Deebs today, author of the recently released Tempest Rising (Walker Books for Young Readers, May 10th, 2011).
For Into the Past, the question is:
What books do you think your past self would recommend at ages 5, 12, 17 and 20?
Please welcome Tracy! :)
Thanks for having me, Sherry! I’ve been a huge reader my whole life, so your prompt made me very, very excited!
At 5, I would have recommended the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and any book that had Wonder Woman in it (I’m still a huge fan of both to this day) Oh, and If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss.
At 12, I probably would have recommended the Sweet Valley High series and Forever by Judy Blume. I also loved the Sunfire Historical YA series, where each book was a girl’s name and she lived in a different time in history (the gold rush, New Orleans during pirating times, the American Revolution). A new one came out each month and I devoured them. This was also the time I feel in love with romance novels—especially ones by Jude Deveraux, Nora Roberts and Linda Lael Miller.