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Young Adult Novel Suggestion?

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Singularity Platy, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Singularity Platy

    Singularity Platy Well-Known Member

    Young Adult is my thing. It relaxes me when I'm stressed out and depressed. I've basically consumed one every 2 days over the past year (being very stressed and depressed). I think I'm running out of books to read, so I'm asking for some recommendations. Here is a list of what I've read:

    Eleanor & Park
    Holding up the universe
    All the bright places (slightly triggering but was so good I read it three times and cried every time)
    Harry Potter
    The maze runner (loved it!)
    It's kind of a funny story
    Little House on the Prairie series (extremely peaceful to read)
    Station eleven (not really a YA but loved it anyway)
    How I live now
    All novels by Kevin Brooks (Martyn Pig, Lucas, Candy, etc )
    Another day and Every day by David Levithan
    The princess diaries
    The program series by Suzanne Young (didn't really like it)
    Unwind- Neal Shusterman
    The silver linings playbook (not really a YA, but again, loved it!)
    Uglies series- Scott Westerfield
    The elegance of the hedgehog- Muriel Barbery
    Fight club (not an YA, but well...)
    The catcher in the rye (of course)
    Crenshaw- Katherine Applegate
    Forgive me, Leonard Peacock-Matthew Quick
    All Diana Wynne Jones books (Howl's Moving Castle, etc)
    Hid dark materials triology-Phillip Pullman (a must read in my opinion)
    The humans- Matt Haig (not YA but quite beautiful)

    And some others that I can;t remember.
    Unfortunately, I really don't like John Green so please don't suggest the fault in our stars.

    Looking forward to binging on YA this weekend :).
     
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  2. AsphyxiateOnWords

    AsphyxiateOnWords Eρεβος/Νύξ

    13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher
    Cut - Patricia McCormick
    Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
     
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  3. Aprilflowers7

    Aprilflowers7 Well-Known Member

    A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle
    Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
    Fear Street by R.L. Stine

    I read all sorts of books. I've been reading adult books practically since I was a child, but I still read younger fiction to help with stress and stuff like that. I have a few children's books as well like "Little House on the Prairie" and "Harriet the Spy." But I also like poetry and I have several poetry books.
     
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  4. nobodyknows71

    nobodyknows71 You know it’s sad but true... Forum Pro SF Supporter

    The hunger games trilogy
     
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  5. JD4010

    JD4010 Well-Known Member

    My daughter read through the Tiger's Curse series and loved it. She got to meet the author a few years back.

    I should show her this thread and get her opinions. She works at Barnes & Noble! Dangerous because she's a book-a-holic. I'd have a 50 page reply if she started listing her favorite books.
     
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  6. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox SF Supporter

    Big sci-fi and fantasy fan here :D

    Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm - favourite author by far
    Jane Lindskold
    Garry Kilworth
    Gabriel King
    Susanna Clarke - Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrel
    Naomi Novik
    Terry Pratchett
    Neil Gaiman
    Brandon Sanderson
    Patrick Rothfuss
    Patricia A. McKillip
    Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus
    Johnathon Stroud - The Bartimaeus Trilogy
    Mira Grant
    Garth Nix - Abhorsen Series
    Orson Scott Card
    David Clement Davies
    Jacqueline Carey
    Raymond E. Feist
    Clare Bell
    Peter S. Beagle
    Russell Hoban - The Mouse and His Child
    Greg Keyes - The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, good series but I didn't like the last part so much
    Anne McCaffrey - Pern
    Byron Preiss, Michael Reaves and Joseph Zucker - Dragonworld, lovely illustrations
    Meredith Ann Pierce - Firebringer Trilogy
    Tamora Pierce
    Brian Jacques
    J. R. R. Tolkein

    Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist, not sci-fi but it is a cathartic read
    Gerald Durrell - My Family and Other Animals, all his work
    James Herriot
    John Grogan - Marley and Me
    W. Bruce Cameron - A Dog's Purpose, sad in places but sweet
    Joy Adamson - Born Free
    Jack London
     
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  7. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
    Little Women by LM Alcott
    The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick (they actually read and discuss the book above)
     
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    gypsylee SF Supporter

  9. Sunday16

    Sunday16 Well-Known Member

    I was a 7th grade reading teacher in another life. Here's what some of my students enjoyed reading:
    • Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin (a different take on the afterlife)
    • The Breadwinner - Deborah Ellis (middle east, realistic fiction) I actually made them read this and they liked it!
    • The Boy Who Couldn't Die - William Sleator (young adult "horror", but I didn't think it was scary like Stephen King)
    • Uglies (a series of three including Pretties and I don't remember the 3rd)- Scott Westerfield (a fantasy world)
    • Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson (assault victim struggles with her secret, was also a movie with Kristen Stewart)
    • Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie - David Lubar (funny)
    • Black and White - Paul Volponi (realistic fiction, race relations)
    • Middle School the Worst Years of My Life - James Patterson (funny)
    • And of course the Twilight and Hunger Games series if you like fantasy or science fiction
    My personal favorites....
    • The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd (realistic fiction 1960s southern US)
    • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (WWII Germany historic fiction)
    • So B. It - Sarah Weeks (realistic fiction, inspiring)
    • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading - Tommy Greenwald (funny)
    • Lord of the Flies - William Golding (adventure)
    • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls (realistic fiction, you will cry)
    • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnet (historic England, drama)
    • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (historic fiction, NYC early 1900s coming of age story)
    • All Summer in a Day - Ray Bradbury (science fiction, short story) I taught this and the kids loved it
    I hope you can find some books on here you'll enjoy. I love to read more than almost anything so I really enjoyed answering this post. Thank you!
     
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  10. Abigail1213

    Abigail1213 Public Access

    OMG! Reading is my way to feel better after thinking depressed too! A book that I read recently is Walk out A Brother. It has a ton of language but has a touching moral!