Megan McCafferty's Bookshelf

Here are some of bestselling author Megan McCafferty's favorite reads.
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FEED
by M.T. Anderson

“As frighteningly prescient as it is funny, this novel is an inspiration for me as I attempt to write my first dystopian high school sex comedy.”

NAKED
by David Sedaris

“I’ve never laughed as hard, loud or long while reading a book. ‘A Plague of Tics’ taught me that humor is best when it’s fearless.”

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
by J.D. Salinger

“I found it in seventh grade and will always cherish Holden Caulfield for being the first character who expressed feelings I couldn’t articulate for myself.”

GIRL
by Blake Nelson

“My decision to publish Sloppy Firsts as an adult title—not YA—partly came from the crossover appeal of this book (written in a high school girl’s voice).”

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