I know it’s been a while, but I’m back with a Top Five Wednesday! This week’s topic is the top five books that take place in your country/region/area. That would be the United States. So without further ado, here is my list:
5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Sure, most of the Percy Jackson books take place all over the country, but they have their origin in New York, which is right next to my home state of New Jersey. Camp Half Blood and Percy’s home are in the Empire State as is the climatic battle in The Last Olympian.
4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
While most of Baum’s narrative takes place in the make believe world of Oz, who could forget Dorothy’s home state of Kansas. “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This Pulitzer Prize winner, which is getting a sequel, Go Set a Watchman, in July, is set in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. The town is as much of a character in the novel as Scout and Boo Radley.
2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Taking place all across Georgia, Gone With the Wind is Mitchell’s ode to the Old South–a world filled with romance and adventure, a world that is gone with the wind. (See what I did there?)
1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Omaha, Nebraska is the backdrop for Eleanor and Park’s epic love story.
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