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Children's Young Adult


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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Staff Pick
We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you... (read more)

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
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Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (read more)

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Paper Towns
Paper Towns
by John Green
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Paper Towns starts with a dead man that two children find in the park and picks up speed from there. When his childhood best friend, Margo, goes AWOL, Quentin must put together some cryptic clues to find her. John Green has impressed me again with his... (read more)

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
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The engaging story and believable characters can pull in reluctant readers, but this novel has appeal for all ages. Alexie has a talent for expressing emotional truths without coming across as sentimental. This is the kind of book you want to keep handy... (read more)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
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An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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Throne of Glass
Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
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Sarah J. Maas hits a home run for young adult fantasy with the start to her debut epic series. This book has everything a fantasy reader could want: assassins, mystery, magic, battles, romance, and ancient destinies.... (read more)

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
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John Green has so cleanly sidestepped anything precious, sentimental, and heart-warming in The Fault in Our Stars, it's a wonder he was even able to write about two teenagers diagnosed with cancer. These are some fertile fields for tweeness, indeed. Oh... (read more)

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Eleanor and Park
Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell
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This is the perfect teen romance. Set in 1986, the characters bond over mixtapes, comic books, and feeling like outsiders. Both sad and hopeful, this is my favorite book of the year. I've been recommending it to all of my YA-reading friends.... (read more)

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An Ember in the Ashes
An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir
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Told from two points of view — Laia, a slave; and Elias, a reluctant captor — this compelling novel depicts the characters' colliding worlds and the myriad other people they encounter, from the rebels and the slaves to the rulers of the... (read more)

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Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
by Marissa Meyer
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What's so remarkable about Cinder is how well Marissa Meyer translated this very old fairy tale into modern and futuristic terms. She takes a character that is often pigeonholed as being too compliant, too nice, and makes her into a fiery heroine who you... (read more)

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Magonia
Magonia
by Maria Dahvan Headley
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A heady mashup of realistic fiction and fantasy. Aza has been ill for much of her life, but no one understands why. Turns out that she isn't human and her species doesn't do well on Earth. Told in chapters alternating between Aza and her close friend... (read more)

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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children
by Ransom Riggs
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The sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows Jacob and his friends to London, chronicling their unusual adventures along the way. Quirky, entertaining, and well-written, this young adult novel from Ransom Riggs will be as beloved as... (read more)

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
by Dan Santat
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When, on the island of imaginary friends, Beekle gets tired of waiting to be imagined by a real child, he sets off to do the unimaginable — find her, himself. With sweeping illustrations, Beekle is a sweet tale of adventure and imagination.... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
by Suzanne Collins
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Destined for widespread popularity and quite possibly a little controversy, this post-apocalyptic tale about teenagers who fight to the death to help feed their families is so riveting and heartbreaking, I ceased all essential functions until I finished... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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The Apprentices
The Apprentices
by Maile Meloy
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The follow-up to Maile Meloy's first young-adult novel, "The Apothecary," The Apprentices picks up the adventure pretty much where it left off without missing a beat. It's two years later and Janie Scott is trying to put the pieces of her fragmented... (read more)

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Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)
Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)
by Christopher Paolini
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Brilliant! This, the third book in the Inheritance Cycle, was well worth the wait. There are dragons, thrills, and action aplenty — enough to satisfy any reader.... (read more)

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The Stars Never Rise
The Stars Never Rise
by Rachel Vincent
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The Unified Church is in full control of everyone's lives within the city's walls, including Nina, who must rescue her sister from demons. But can she depend on her new friend Finn and his group of rebels? The first book of a unique dystopian series, The... (read more)

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
by Matthew Quick
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Hands down the best book I have ever read! Gripping. Dramatic. The author really humanized the boy about to turn school shooter, creating a character you would be hard-pressed not to identify with. I could not put this down, and it is one of the few... (read more)

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