Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read Young Adult

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Duh. This is a no-brainer. I believe this has made a believer out of many.
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It truly is a cross-over book.
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This breaks free of stereotypical associatations with teen books.
  4. I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier. Aaaahhh. This book is so good and timeless.
  5. Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Original and suspense and amazing.
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Emotional and real no matter what age.
  7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book was a game changer for the genre. 
  8. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. The writing. The characters. The setting. Perfect.
  9. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb. No words. I can't.
  10. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Dark, disturbing, and daring.
A great young adult book makes the teenage reader feel like an adult, and the adult reader feel like a teenager again.

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