Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For….” I thought long and hard about this topic (LOL!), and decided to pick books to read where the adults leave the kids in charge. Maybe it’s because the kids have super powers, or maybe because the adults have up and disappeared. Either way, these books fall into the common trope of Free-Range Children. While they may be teens, they’re the only ones who can save the world. Or at the very least their home town.
Some of these children fight monsters, other fight against humanity. Dystopian societies may have the kids rebelling against the establishment. If not, the kids may wake up one day to discover they are the establishment. Whatever the case, the kids are the only ones cut out for the job, and the parents (wherever they are) are content to let them handle it. Who cares about school, homework, or the homecoming dance when evil is afoot? These kids do, and they’re kicking ass and taking names. So without further ado, here are my “Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For Kick-Ass Kids.”