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Posted 7/5/13
Sounds pretty dumb that they would do that, some 'teen' books are the best, anyway OP if Harry Potter is conisdered teen then heres a list of stuff I consider to be in the same category:

Star Wars Expanded Universe
Animorphs
Chronicles of Narnia
Eragon
J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth (Aka the hobbit/lord of the rings)

This list might have already been recommended but at the moment I'm too lazy to check lol.
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Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce (and her other books, but that's where to start)

cry of the icemark by stuart hill

the Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Tithe by Holly Black

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, if you haven't already read it

The Host by Stephenie Meyer (it's better than twilight. trust me)

The Fire Within by Chris D'lacey

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Gateway by Sharon Shin

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (not sure if this is YA or not...but it's very good)

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

I Am Number Four by ??? (i've only read the first book, but i thought it was pretty decent)

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is really good.

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

The Hobbit by Tolkien

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Matched by Allie Condie

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan

The Demonata series by Darren Shan

The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble

The Boy who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Battle Dress by Amy Efaw

Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Jessica series by Beth Fantaskey

First Kill by Heather Brewer

The Prophecy by Hilari Bell

Confessions of a Backup Dancer by Tucker Shaw

As you Wish by Jackson Pearce

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi

Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen

Sorry If I repeated any I was reading off the bookshelf and memory. XD
Also try anything by James Patterson.


omg i am totally gonna try to read all the books u mentioned.
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Posted 7/11/13
I've been part of a Science Fiction/Fantasy book club for a long time. We've picked up YA quite often. If they are good and interesting, we'll read them.

The ones we read so far this year are:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Starters by Lissa Price
I Am Number Four by Pitacus Lore
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

In general, they were all enjoyed and recommended by my club.


fcasano wrote:

Actually, the YA market is the largest-growing - just consider that over the past five to ten years, the people who bought and read Harry Potter became teenagers. Popular consensus seems to have moved from "I hate books" to "I hate books that aren't popular."

And books are normally reclassified to make money, mainly because YA is such a big thing. At least in the US, which is where I live. For example, we have Battle Royale in the sci-fi section AND in the YA section. I also work at a bookstore, and we we actually get a huge variety of people buying YA: I had an old man buy Unwind and some parent buying The Hunger Games for their kid (which is really inappropriate, but I'd get fired for saying that.)


This is spot on. A lot of the genre categorization is solely due to marketing. Take "Warm Bodies" for instance. For whatever reason, you'll find that in the Fiction/Literature section at B&N. "Ender's Game" you'll find in *both* YA and SF. "Cloud Atlas" you'll find only in Fiction/Literature.

There's this silly notion that SF/Fantasy doesn't sell. There's still a silly stigma associated with it, so some authors and publishers brand their books in different ways to avoid that perception. They'll call it YA (since that is a very hot genre now) or "Speculative Fiction"--whatever the hell that means--to avoid calling their work Science Fiction.

When it comes down to it: it's all fiction of varying degrees. The only difference is in world building.

I, for one, ignore genres and read anything that strikes my fancy.
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The ones that I've read are:

Spice and Wolf Light Novel Series
The Road
The Kane Chronicles
A little bit of the Warriors Series
Angels and Demons
The Hobbit (the only Lord of the Rings book I have read)
At First Sight

Mainly I'm into fiction and some adventure novels
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Posted 7/24/13
Upworthy has a good list of 95 "teen" books to read. I found it pretty interesting, and their flowchart is pretty handy too.
http://www.upworthy.com/95-young-adult-books-to-read-this-summer-instead-of-reading-harry-potter-again-5
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Paper Towns -- John Green

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1984 - Goerge Orwell
The Giver - Louis Lowery
The Lord Of Rings - JRR Tolken
The Song Of Fire And Ice - RR Martin
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Silver Lining Playbook
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Looking for Alaska
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The Cross-Time Traders series by Harry Turtledove are excellent and when the reader is past say 15 then the rest of
Turtledove's alternative history novels and speculative fiction. David Weber's stuff including the Honor Harrington space
Operas, and the new series set on a planet where the human race is hiding from the race that destroyed Earth. starts
with Off Armageddon Reef and goes on to detail a horrific war between an established but false religion and a more
humanistic religion.

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Posted 8/11/13
I loved Animorphs too. Is the series still continuing?
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Abarat series by Clive Barker.
Teen girl goes to another freaky world and has to save the day. But since it's by Clive Barker... TWISTED!!
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Posted 8/15/13
Mortal insturments
Pandemonium
The Book of Broken Hearts
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Posted 8/15/13
If you like graphic novels, I highly recommend the "Mouse Guard" series.
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Posted 8/25/13

This is the first book in the 3 part series. Very romance heavy, but it has depth, and an overwhelming sadness at some points.

You WILL cry, but i think it's worth it.

Completely different from anything i've ever read, it really made an impact. At the end of this book, you'll have a different outlook on everything.
Posted 8/25/13
I highly recommend:

If I stay by Gayle Forman
The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson
The Dream Catcher Trilogy by Lisa McMann (Wake, Fade and Gone)
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
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