This week we're discussing our favorite free-verse novels with Kimberly Marcus author of this week's featured title Exposed! We asked everyone to tell us their favorites to craft this week's Random List. After compiling your comments and suggestions we have come up with the ultimate list! Read on to find out which books made it and if you were quoted and don't forget to join Kimberly on her forum here!
If you're new to Random Buzzers, each week we post a topic on the blog such as "what's your favorite free-verse novel?" and ask everyone to submit their suggestions. After collecting suggestions for a few days, we put up the final curated list!
Anything by Ellen Hopkins
AntonioMeks: Anything by Ellen Hopkins needs to lead this list.
Anything by Lisa Schroeder
Actinupwithbooks: I like Lisa's books too. Far from You touched my heart. The Day Before was great too. I need to read that one again soon!
Exposed by Kimberly Marcus*
petite_audri: Exposed was my first free-verse novel and I absolutely loved it!
Orchards by Holly Thompson*
FrenchKitty: Orchards was one of the best books I read in 2011. It was my first venture into free-verse novels and it did not disappoint. After getting used to the style I have to say that free-verse is quickly becoming one of my favorite genres. Orchards is fantastic!
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan*
TypingTiara: The Realm of Possibility is hands down my favorite free-verse novel.
Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
SusieBookworm: Francesca Lia Block is another good verse author. I loved Psyche in a Dress!
Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards*
masquerade1: I absolutely LOVED Three Rivers Rising!! I fell in love with it right away!! One of my favorite books of all time!
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone*
Arya1234: I loved Tanya Lee Stone's book. Me and my friend couldn't stop laughing.
CrashBoomLove by Jaun Felipe Herrera
BuzzGuy: I really liked Jaun Felipe Herrera's book, particularly CrashBoomLove. I really appreciate reading books that are not necessarily out of my comfort zone, but more or less on subjects that I haven't really explored which is why CrashBoomLove was really cool.
Stop Pretending by Sonya Sones
tinkertoots: Sonya Sones writes a lot of books in verse. I really liked her other book "Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy."
That's it for this week's list! Did we forget anything important? Sound off in the comments below and tune in for next week's Random List!
*The little asterisk means that book is a Random House title!