Fiction offers readers a variety of experience disparate as Mother Nature's seasons: some stories bring light and laughter while others chill the bones; some stories ooze options while others channel death. Story lines cannot be easily categorized according to months of the year, considering each geographic location has its own annual experience. However, basic seasonal changes do occur around the globe.
Late summer into Fall, leaves begin to change color, wither and die. Winds scatter them among brittle grasses, flowers and weeds. Days shorten. Avid readers begin to spend more and more time inside, cozied up to a good read. Why not read a story consistent with what is happening outdoors?
These four young adult reads reflect themes of late summer into fall; all are well-written and thoughtful stories.