Best Young Adult

Description
Fiction, Nonfiction, any genre.
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77,881 membres
1,428 critiques
½ 4.4
31 Members
Quaisior, generalkala, SqueakyChu, Herenya, longway, Moomin_Mama, KimarieBee, enrique_molinero, guyalice, kiwiflowa, lipi, CapitalHackels, PitcherBooks, merrystar, sturlington, pwaites, ncgraham, meliarose, LisaMaria_C, Dilara86, rretzler, Jarandel, ahef1963, kara.shamy, anelfloresmendieta, Savoym, auroraejade, maureenreads, mattias_books, mugenurargun, ManWithAnAgenda,aspirit
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. Award-Winner. 1. It's a well-written, interesting and altogether compelling piece of historical fiction. 2. You can't live in America without reading it at least once. 3. If you love the movie (who didn't?), the book is even better. 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner. "Deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to Lee being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the United States for her contribution to literature in 2007. Lee has also been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees..." per Wikipedia. Simply the most outstanding & compelling read ever!
sturlington: Should be read by everyone, regardless of age.
aspirit: Not YA
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132,516 membres
2,036 critiques
½ 4.3
33 Members
generalkala, Herenya, KimarieBee, enrique_molinero, PitcherBooks, aeleone, merrystar, SylviaC, sturlington, ncgraham, susiesharp, justablondemoment, meliarose, LisaMaria_C, Dilara86, eclecticdodo, rretzler, JqnOC, trisarahdactyl, fitzgage, ahef1963, Bduke, kara.shamy, Peace2, auroraejade, el_len, Quimbynge, mattias_books, michaela_vy, bcbc6000, Laceya24, AlejandroSalas, 25mmiller,_Zoe_ , ,aspirit ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
PitcherBooks: JF, YA, All Ages. Multiple award winner. The 1998 book that started it all, first & best of the 7-book series. Harry Potter learns he's to be a student wizard at Hogwarts and so escape his awful Muggle relatives. Despite the dire predicaments his new status brings him, he is buoyed up with new friends and a wizard mentor. If you read one, you'll end up reading them all ... Barney: There's nothing new under the sun.
aspirit: Not YA
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39,009 membres
956 critiques
4
19 Members
Quaisior, guyalice, kiwiflowa, SunnySD, lipi, codewell, PitcherBooks, aeleone, merrystar, SylviaC, sturlington, meliarose, rretzler, ahef1963, StefanieGeeks, kara.shamy, YellowHedgehog, ManWithAnAgenda, bcbc6000
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 1962 Multiple Award Winner. SF&F classic. Loved this as a kid. Still do. First and best of the four book series.
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44,421 membres
2,118 critiques
½ 4.4
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6,359 membres
117 critiques
4.2
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24,998 membres
1,431 critiques
4
15 Members
generalkala, Herenya, foggidawn, SunnySD, codewell, justablondemoment, meliarose, fitzgage, ahef1963, Bduke, StefanieGeeks, Peace2, maureenreads, el_len, michaela_vy,PitcherBooks ,sturlington ,pwaites ,Curran2
Explications
sturlington : Just bad.
pwaites : Full of action, but over-hyped and ludicrous plot-line.
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7,001 membres
100 critiques
4.1
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6,282 membres
201 critiques
4.1
28
109,407 membres
994 critiques
4.2
29
7,513 membres
192 critiques
4.2
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12,044 membres
437 critiques
½ 4.3
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45,145 membres
750 critiques
4.1
15 Members
enrique_molinero, SunnySD, codewell, PitcherBooks, aeleone, ncgraham, meliarose, eclecticdodo, rretzler, ahef1963, YellowHedgehog, maureenreads, el_len, TashMason, bcbc6000,keristars ,merrystar ,sturlington ,Dilara86 ,aspirit ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
PitcherBooks: JF, YA, All Ages. 1950 BritLit fantasy adventure classic. Equally appealing to both boys & girls. The first and best of the somewhat uneven seven book Narnia series.
sturlington : Better for younger children
aspirit: Not YA
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26,572 membres
1,545 critiques
4.2
11 Members
Herenya, foggidawn, amysisson, codewell, SylviaC, keeneam, meliarose, StefanieGeeks, kara.shamy, bcbc6000, emiliacavero,generalkala ,
Explications
: An Abundance of Katherines is better; this one is just manipulative
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10,706 membres
258 critiques
4.2
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5,155 membres
211 critiques
4
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18,944 membres
751 critiques
4.1
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6,212 membres
68 critiques
4.1
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12 membres
2 critiques
4.9
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18,233 membres
1,268 critiques
4.1
8 Members
PitcherBooks, sturlington, ahef1963, DorothySKT, ManWithAnAgenda, Laceya24, Readatron, AlejandroSalas
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 2011 Multiple Award-Winner. SF&F, Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Quest, Adventure, Mystery, Suspense. Even this non-80s kid and non-gamer loved it! If you like SF&F in the least, this is a must-read. I believe a large percentage of non-SF&F fans would go for it too. Seriously good!
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9,377 membres
280 critiques
3.8
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17,312 membres
573 critiques
3.8
9 Members
enrique_molinero, CapitalHackels, aeleone, susiesharp, ahef1963, YellowHedgehog, ManWithAnAgenda, bcbc6000, Laceya24,
Explications
: Didn't enjoy it as a teen, perhaps because I'm not a boy
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22,050 membres
1,259 critiques
4.2
9 Members
aulsmith, PitcherBooks, aeleone, sturlington, pwaites, meliarose, ahef1963, Peace2, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 2008 Multiple Award Winner. BritLit, Fantasy. After his family is murdered, a baby is raised to boyhood by the departed denizens of the local graveyard. Interesting concept. Fun read. Equally appealing to boys & girls.
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3,296 membres
66 critiques
3.9
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10,935 membres
206 critiques
4
9 Members
jain, PitcherBooks, merrystar, ncgraham, meliarose, rretzler, ahef1963, auroraejade, Curran2
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 1958 Award Winner. Historical Fiction. Colonial Era, 1687 New England. 16 y/o orphan Katherine "Kit" Tyler leaves the relaxed and open Barbados islands to live with her aunt & uncle in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Superstitious Puritans immediately think her a witch for knowing how to swim. The strict and odd beliefs of the Puritans seem to continuously put Kit at risk for what would be non-issues for normal everyday peoples. A sometimes frightening culture clash. Excellent read!
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5,530 membres
40 critiques
3.8
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6,553 membres
335 critiques
4
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3,988 membres
195 critiques
4
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24,757 membres
353 critiques
4.1
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10,700 membres
329 critiques
4.2
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7,613 membres
238 critiques
3.8
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6,339 membres
236 critiques
3.9
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8,056 membres
221 critiques
3.8
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5,623 membres
297 critiques
4.1
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53,380 membres
987 critiques
4
7 Members
SqueakyChu, PitcherBooks, merrystar, sturlington, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, Laceya24
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. Multiple Award-Winner. 1953 SF&F Classic. One of Bradbury's best. Dystopia. Societal ban on all books with book burning as the solution. One of the few high school reading assignments that I adored!
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29,001 membres
549 critiques
½ 4.3
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1,973 membres
30 critiques
4.1
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17,773 membres
516 critiques
3.9
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44,055 membres
1,324 critiques
3.9
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11,962 membres
225 critiques
4.1
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2,492 membres
183 critiques
3.8
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3,305 membres
134 critiques
½ 3.5
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4,040 membres
73 critiques
4.1
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5,986 membres
394 critiques
4
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14,676 membres
721 critiques
4.1
70
7,258 membres
139 critiques
4.2
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20,370 membres
793 critiques
4.2
4 Members
SqueakyChu, dara85, PitcherBooks, ahef1963
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 2005 Multiple Award Winner. NF, Autobiography. The author and her siblings were raised in a severely dysfunctional family. Living proof that roses spring from dung heaps and we each have the ability to choose our own lives (eventually). An amazing & inspiring life.
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844 membres
38 critiques
4.2
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3,914 membres
40 critiques
4.2
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1,536 membres
106 critiques
3.8
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9,682 membres
307 critiques
4.1
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5,700 membres
148 critiques
4.2
77
3,100 membres
63 critiques
3.9
80
9,006 membres
176 critiques
3.9
4 Members
PitcherBooks, merrystar, ahef1963, TashMason
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 1968 SF&F classic. The first of the Dragonriders of Pern series. Read one, you'll read 'em all. Because they're that good! ... The author was the first woman to win a Hugo award & Nebula award. In 2005, she was named a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master & inducted into the SF&F Hall of Fame. - wiki ... Don't miss her books!
merrystar: While I loved this when I was younger, it hasn't aged all that well for me.
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1,579 membres
42 critiques
½ 4.3
4 Members
Herenya, jain, PitcherBooks, merrystar
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 1974 Multiple Award Winner. Historical Fantasy. The 'Tam Lin' legend retold [human kidnapped by & kept by the faerie]. Set in 16th century Elizabethan England. Very well done.
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1,241 membres
24 critiques
4.1
83
1,914 membres
78 critiques
4.1
84
5,538 membres
348 critiques
3.9
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2,578 membres
68 critiques
½ 4.3
86
4,787 membres
386 critiques
½ 4.3
87
3,964 membres
39 critiques
4.2
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5,710 membres
202 critiques
½ 3.7
89
2,983 membres
24 critiques
4.1
90
3,950 membres
47 critiques
4.1
91
5,134 membres
432 critiques
3.8
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4,692 membres
124 critiques
3.9
3 Members
PitcherBooks, Jarandel, Peace2
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 2002 Multiple Award Winner. Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure. Feudal Japan. "The story of a 16 y/o orphaned & traumatized boy, Tomasu, who is taken under the wing of a professional assassin and a 15 y/o girl, Kaede, who has been held hostage for her family's good behavior for the past 8 years."
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3,067 membres
89 critiques
3.9
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9,577 membres
662 critiques
½ 4.3
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8,108 membres
164 critiques
4.1
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1,038 membres
21 critiques
3.9
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1,724 membres
19 critiques
½ 3.6
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1,628 membres
58 critiques
4.1
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884 membres
70 critiques
3.9
3 Members
foggidawn, PitcherBooks, SCrumrine
Explications
PitcherBooks: YA, All Ages. 2006 Multiple Award Winner. Historical Fantasy. The plague comes to a rural medieval village. Ketarah bargains with Lord Death personified to save her family and friends. Oh, the magic and romance!
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2,932 membres
270 critiques
3.8