Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this fun weekly meme where you recommend a book, old or new, that you really enjoyed.
Today, I'm recommending one of my favorite author's YA books. He has a lot of adult books set in the world of Newford and a handful of YA. I absolutely adore Charles De Lint books and believe he truly is the epitome of Urban Fantasy.
by Charles De Lint
When fourteen-year-old TJ and her family are forced to move from their farm to the suburbs she has to give up her beloved horse, Red, but she makes a surprising new friend. Elizabeth is a Little, a six-inch-high punked-out teen with an attitude, who has run away from home to make her way in the world. TJ and Elizabeth—the Big and the Little—soon become friends, but each quickly finds herself in a truly life-threatening situation, and they are unable to help each other. Little (Grrl) Lost is a delightful combination of realism, magic, humor, and hope, and is sure to win Charles de Lint many new teen and adult fans.
My thoughts (also posted on Goodreads):
I really loved this book. I'm a big fan of Charles DeLint, but it is nice when he works outside of his Newford tales and puts out a great YA book. :) His urban fairy tale style is so edible, mixing the reality of every day life with fairies and other creatures.
What others thought of his other YA books (could not find anyone else who reviewed this specific title):
Dingo - review by Page Turners