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Young Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Bookreporter.com. Throughout the year, Bookreporter.com features adult books on Teenreads.com, our site for young adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Teenreads.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

December 2010

Delilah Hannaford’s life is falling apart. A compromising picture of her is posted on her school’s website, and none of her friends will talk to her anymore. Her grades are falling, she’s just been caught shoplifting, and her grandmother has died. As she, her mother, and her aunt work to clear and repair the family home, Delilah begins to uncover her family’s secrets. Will Delilah find the answers she needs to fix her life?

Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck

November 2010

Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and thinks that life has finally begun. But everything feels like it’s over when three of her friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the wreck, Kerry receives a text from one of the girls: We’re all 3 here at my aunt’s in the city. Take the 3:50 train. B there.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

November 2010

Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the car while her mom is at the pharmacy. Before she knows it, their car is stolen --- with her inside. Griffin didn’t mean to kidnap her. But once his dad discovers that her father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes. Now there’s a reason to keep her, but what Griffin doesn’t realize is that Cheyenne is blind.

Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie

November 2010

This stand-alone sequel to HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES tells the tall tale of 12-year-old Luka in the Nether World, a fantastical realm once visited by his brother, Haroun. Luka is on a quest to rescue his dying father from perpetual sleep and faces nine impossible challenges, all of which must be overcome if he is to steal the Fire of Life.

Grace by Elizabeth Scott

November 2010

Grace’s entire life has been in preparation for her death. She is trained to be a suicide bomber --- to strap a bomb to her leg, infiltrate the enemy, and set off the bomb, all in the name of freedom for her people. But Grace decides she doesn’t want to die. So she runs for the border. And she has nothing to lose.

I Shall Wear Midnight: A Tiffany Aching Adventure by Terry Pratchett

October 2010

After studying senior witches for years, Tiffany Aching is on her own. As the witch of Chalk, she performs the unglamorous task of caring for the needy. But when someone starts igniting fear against the witches, she discovers that “real” witchcraft isn’t always fun. Now Tiffany must find the source of evil and defeat it at its root. Because this time, the price of failure is her life, and if she falls, then so will Chalk.

Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

October 2010

Missy and her cousin Claire can finish each other’s sentences and practically read each other’s minds. In fact, it’s kind of creepy. So when Missy can’t find the courage to question her parents, she uses a school project to uncover an explanation. But when their video gets posted on YouTube, the cousins realize they’ve opened Pandora’s Box. Not only are their identities called into question, so is the future of everyone involved.

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October 2010

The Patriot Army was shaped by the desperate circumstances at Valley Forge, where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. But as an escaped slave passing for a freedman, Curzon must face the fear of discovery along with the hardships of being a soldier. And then there’s Isabel --- who’s there against her will. Can she and Curzon sort out the tangled threads of friendship and find the path to true freedom?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

October 2010

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules and level of audience participation may change, but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

October 2010

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi Alpers finds Alexandrine Paradis’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession.