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Call for help! Child's World. 
18th-Jun-2006 03:56 pm
roses (by iconz_kthx)
I asked meril about this and she said it was okay, so...I want to put together a list called Child's World (for books with missing or distanced adults), but I can't think of more than a few titles for it. Rather than try to find more on my own, I thought I'd post what I have, ask for additions, and then re-post with all of the additions (plus comments) included.

Basically, the list would be a collective effort. Mix-making by committee! ...Anyway, it's worth a shot.

Child's World

-Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
I think everyone knows this one. Three kids from London go to a world where children never grow up, and every day is an adventure. They fight Pirates (grown-ups) and Indians under the leadership of Peter Pan, a cocky boy who never ever wants to grow up.

-The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Book two of the His Dark Materials trilogy. A boy from earth goes through an interdimensional portal to another world, where invisible monsters inhabit the cities, sucking out the soul of any adult who touches them. Consequently, the grown-ups have all left, and a group of wraith-orphans has moved in. Has a lot to say on what makes children different adults.

-Lord of the Flies by William Golding
A group of British schoolchildren marrooned on a desert island rapidly turn to savagery and cannibalism. I really hate this book, I'd prefer not to include it.

If you know any other books that fit...? Or if you think you might know someone else who'd know, if you could direct them here...?
Comments 
20th-Jun-2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
The Girl who Owned a City by O.T.Nelson
A disease kills everyone in the world over the age of 12. Most children form gangs, fighting each other for supplies, but one ten-year-old girl is trying to build a city of children so they can reform some sort of civilized society. I have no idea how it stands up to time, but I loved this book when I was a kid and remember being fascinated by the survival and political themes.
20th-Jun-2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, neat.
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