Recommended Books

Jessica enjoys books with strong characters. Here is a list of her favorite ones found in children and young adult fiction:

Adam Owen in A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin

Brett Gerson in Pool Boy by Michael Simmons

Bud Caldwell in Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher John Francis Boone in the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by Mark Haddon

Dovey Coe in Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Fredie Dickinson in The Only Outcast by Julie Johnson

Harris’s cousin in Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Jason Taylor in Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Luther T. Farrell in Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis

Martin O’Boy in Boy O’Boy by Brian Doyle

Narrator in Old School by Tobias Wolff

Owen Skye in The Secret Life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn

Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Stanley Yelnats in Holes by Louise Sachar

Verna LaVaughn in Make Lemonade by Virginia Ewer Wolff