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    Default Re: Good "Young Adult" books for grown-ups

    bought it or got it free..

    I'll read it when I can honestly.
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    I love to read YA books. Lately that seems to be where the most innovative authors hang out. I am not going to repost any of the ones already listed although many of them were also good (ok I have to repost 1 Graceling!! Read it!)
    These are all excellent books.
    River and Wolfe by Skyla Dawn Cameron (very unique, very good)
    Immortal Beloved Cate Tiernan She also wrote the Sweeps series and The Balefire series all excellent books although Immortal Beloved is her best book by far.
    Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Barnes
    Meridian by Amber Kiser (excellent book)
    Intertwined by Gena Showalter
    Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    Fallen by Lauren Kate
    Paranormalacy by Kiersten White (very neat book)
    Julie Kagawa's Series
    Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series
    Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series
    Siren by Tricia Rayburn
    Firelight by Sophia Jordan
    Hex Hall Rachel Hawkins
    Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
    Sister's Red by Jackson Pearce

    Some from my younger days-
    All of Robin Mckinley's stuff, especially Beauty, Blue Sword, Hero and the Crown, etc
    Cages of Glass, Flowers of Time
    Dragonriders of Pern the first 6 books were great after that yuck
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond



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    I normally don't read YA books, but Life as We Knew It piqued my interest. I just finished reading it and I really liked it. I even purchased the second book in the series.

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    I recently read the Westing Game by Ellen Raskin at the urging of my high school aged daughter and really enjoyed it. It's a Newberry Award winning mystery with a clever story and interesting characters. It's somewhat like of a light version of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians/And Then There Were None.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelScottMiller
    I recently read the Westing Game by Ellen Raskin at the urging of my high school aged daughter and really enjoyed it. It's a Newberry Award winning mystery with a clever story and interesting characters. It's somewhat like of a light version of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians/And Then There Were None.
    That is a great read! I'm glad the private schools in Wisconsin made it a required read. Did you know it's a movie too? I can't think of the name of it at the moment, but it was great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm86
    That is a great read! I'm glad the private schools in Wisconsin made it a required read. Did you know it's a movie too? I can't think of the name of it at the moment, but it was great!
    I just looked on IMDB for the movie and it appears it was a TV movie. Sounds like a good one for family movie night. Thanks!

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    I don't see Sarah Dessen mentioned here yet. I LOVE her books. My favorite is "Just Listen", but all of them have been great reads.
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    Action adventure romantic suspense from Cynthia Justlin

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    I second 'the giver' as very good. My advanced 9 year old reader read it in school and bugged me and bugged me to read it ('mom, I know you are going to love it!') as it was available for the nook I read it. Now we have the rest of the books by that author ready to read on summer vacation.
    I also think '13 little blue envelopes' is a very good YA story (it was the free friday book last week). I'm going to have my 11 year old read it this summer.

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    Bloated Goat has received lots of great reviews from adults on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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    anyone read Hex Hall...?

    I'm currently reading it.
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