Author Gail Carson Levine recommends Go and Come Back by Joan Abelove. “The condition of the cover proves my love for this book. From the viewpoint of a local teenager, Go and Come Back tells about the year two American anthropologists spend in her village in the Peruvian jungle in the early 1970s. More than any novel I’ve read in the intervening years I wish I’d had it when I was an adolescent. It would have undercut my assumptions, undermined my expectations, and opened me to the possibilities of life outside my box. And I would have adored it.”
Go and Come Back (DK InK, 1998) is recommended for young adult readers.
Be sure to check out Carson Levine’s books Stolen Magic (HarperCollins, 2015), a sequel to A Tale of Two Castles, and Ella Enchanted (HarperCollins, 1997).
Learn more at GailCarsonLevine.com.