Young Adult Novels....

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  1. Emily Bronte

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    Please list any titles that make for good summer reading
     
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    The Hunger Games trilogy
    The Vampire Academy series
     
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    I just read the Dreamhouse Kings series

    I heard that the Gone series by Michael Grant is pretty good
     
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    Hoot by Carl Hiassen
     
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    Maximum Ride series James Patterson
     
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    Chaos Walking series
    The Book Thief
    Thirteen Reasons Why
     
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    I second the Book Thief. I'm reading Beyond the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier right now.

    Other books...
    Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaleson
    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    Out of the Dust by Hesse
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm by O'Brien
    Beloved by Toni Morrison
    Any of the Cynthia Voight books
    Ghost Boy by Ian Lawrence
    Welcome to the Ark by Stephanie S. Tolan (One of my favorites)
    Looking for Alaska
    Flowers for Algernon
     
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    Here's a link to the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award books http://myssyra.org/. This links for 3-5 and 6-8 winners for this year are at the top of the page.

    Our kids are reading Scat again this summer. Love that book!
     
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    I just perused the YA section in B&N last night so let's see how much I can remember:

    Tiger's Curse/Tiger's Quest (book2)
    Fallen series. Fallen/Torment/Passion
    Elsewhere
    If I Stay/Where She Went
    Blue is for nightmares series
    The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian
    Perks of being a wallflower
    Looking for Alaska

    Authors:
    Meg Cabot
    Ellen Hopkins
    Libba Bray
    Cassandra Clare
    Megan McCafferty

    That's all I can think of for now!
     
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    Not sure of the "young adult" classification, but as a kid I loved both The Outdiers and That was Then; This is Now by S.E. Hinton.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I like the idea of reading some of these books as an adult. Not only are they fun and easy reads, but then I have an idea of what kids are reading these days.
     
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    I read YA almost exclusively during the school year; my students give me recommendations. I like to know what they are reading and I enjoy talking to them about their books.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I'm currently reading the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter & i am really enjoying it! The first book is "I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You."
     
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    I wholeheartedly second the Chaos Walking trilogy and the Hunger Games trilogy and the Vampire Academy series (I can't wait for her new series to come out).

    I finally started reading Ellen Hopkins (Crank and Glass) and she is amazing.

    Elizabeth Scott
    Simone Elkeles (these are the only books my oldest niece actually makes it through)
    Caster Chronicles Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness and
    The Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent.
     
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    Great list everyone! Thanks so much!
     
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    Savvy. I'm halfway through it now. It was on a bluebonnet list. Entertaining so far.
     
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    I agree about Hopkins. I had a YA class in college and a professor did a read aloud every day from one of her books.
     
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    I think those books, Crank, Glass, and Burned were in the hands of every girl in my building at one time or another this year.
     
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    We were about 80 pages away from the end of the book when my professor had to cancel class for the rest of the semester because she had to have surgery. Right after we made sure she would be ok, we immediately all pointed out we would never finish the book and were bummed. All of us, including the guys, had really gotten into the book. I'm pretty sure we were reading Burned
     
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    I had a lot of grade 8 girls reading those as well.
     
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    Here is what I brought home from school to read this summer.

    Cryer's cross
    City of Bones
    Fallen
    Chains
    11th grade Burns
    12th grade kills
    The Knife of Never Letting Go
    Paranormalcy
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson
    13 Reasons Why
    The Roar
    Beautiful Creatures
    Beautiful Darkness
    I am # Four
    Ender's Game
    Heist Society
    The Monstrumologist
    Incarceron
    Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2
    Matched
    Linger
    Torment
    The Maze Runner
    I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil & I want to be Your Class President
    Before I Fall
    Bruiser
    Harry Potter 7
     

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