Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ---- Ten Books For Readers Who Like Young Adult Books


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The following ten books are my selections for young adults! I wanted to select novels that were thought provoking. I wanted to choose books that contained powerful messages within them for young adults to think about and want to discuss.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Incantation by Alice Hoffman
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Which young adult books would you recommend?

50 comments:

  1. That's a great list of classic YA books. I'd add The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I had a hard time thinking of a topic, so mine's a little odd.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. That's a great list of classic YA books. I'd add The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I had a hard time thinking of a topic, so mine's a little odd.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. Love this list. I LOVED Speak. And I just read I know why the caged bird sings for the first time. Man, that was a great book.

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  4. Ooh classic picks! Read Stargirl ages ago, remembered liking it okay, but it's definitely not my cup of tea these days!

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  5. I haven't thought about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in a long time. I also really liked Hatchet and the Giver. This is a great list.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  6. You have some really good books on your list. My favorites would be SPEAK (what a book - so powerful) and HATCHET. My daughter's elementary school librarian came to me while I was shelving books for her as a volunteer and she pressed HATCHET into my hands and said, "Read it and then we'll talk." And then she brought me more books. It was some of the best parts of volunteering there. ;-)

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  7. Always nice to se some more of the classics and a really great list!
    Another classic that comes to my mind is Lord of the Flies.
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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I read some of yours already :) great list! To be one of my favourite YA, they do need to have some paranormal elements though, for example pretty much every book by Jennifer L. Armentrout or the Soul Screamer series by Rachel Vincent.

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  9. I'm planning on reading The Giver this month! I'm excited! :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Love the classics, I plan to read To Kill A Mockingbird in a month or so for a classic read-a-long, first time. Glad to hear it will provoke some discussion.

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  11. I've only read three of these (The Giver, Incantation, and To Kill a Mockingbird), but I thought they were all pretty good. The Giver was my first introduction to dystopians; I read it many years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  12. I like the mix of classic books and newer ones. I'll admit I've not read some of the newer ones, but I think I may need to add them to my TBR pile

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  13. I love TKAM, The Giver, Stargirl, and Catcher, but I respectfully disagree with Hatchet. I was forced to listen to it on audio in middle school, and that book was boorrrriinnngggg. If I want to read a story about man vs. nature, I prefer Call of the Wild.

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  14. Great list! I see some of my favorites on this list, including The Giver and Speak which I read, for the first time, as an adult.

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  15. Great list! I really loved Stargirl. I own a copy of The Giver so I am definitely going to have to read that one soon.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  16. Great list! Speak and Stargirl are both on my TBR. :)

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  17. I loved The Giver and The Catcher in the Rye. I wasn't crazy about To Kill a Mockingbird, but I agree that it's a great book for readers who like YA. You did an awesome job with your book selection. I think you nailed it!

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  18. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  19. This is a great YA list. I would recommend Saving Francesca and/or The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, and Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.

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  20. This is a great list! I've been wanting to read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, but I haven't had time yet.

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  21. Speak is definitely on my list! And I really enjoyed The Giver!

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  22. Of those I've read Stargirl and The Catcher in the Rye, and the others I plan to eventually read. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  23. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorite books! And Stargirl is great, too. I really enjoy Jerry Spinelli's books.

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  24. Speak and To Kill a Mockingbird are wonderful books to read in order to spark important discussions. Excellent choices!

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  25. Excellent choices and topic! A great starter kit for anyone looking to try smart, thoughtful, powerful YA.

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  26. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites, and The Absolutely True Diary is a powerful book. I don't know too many YA books, but how about Code Name Verity? I thought that was a very good book.

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  27. I SO need to read The Giver! Somehow, I missed that book as a kid.;)
    I love To Kill a Mockingbird. Such a powerful story!
    Great list.:)

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  28. Great, great list! I've read half of those, gonna have to get a move on reading the rest! :-)

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  29. I read Stargirl in high school and remember adoring it, although I don't remember much. I should definitely do a reread and pickup the sequel! Great list :D

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  30. Great list! I love To Kill a Mockingbird and Hatchet. Stargirl looks really good!

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  31. All fantastic books! :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog! :-)

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  32. I've only read Speak from your list, but I really liked it. Some YA books I recommend are; Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Great list, and thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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  33. We get forced to read a few of these at school because they were 'classics'...I think my dislike of the classics came from that! I certainly agree with you that all the books are thought provoking for YAs so this was a good topic to do a list for. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  34. Speak and The Giver are both on my TBR! i've been meaning to get around to them for ages now! great list this week!
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  35. Looks like a good list!
    I did not realize some of these were YA.
    Thank you for enlightening me.

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  36. Nice list! I'm reading The Jason Experiment right now by Jill Williamson and so far I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  37. I love The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian and Sherman Alexie's work in general. Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. I have read a couple of this list! The Giver just bummed me out with the ending! I heard that the movie ending is pretty bad too and now I'm afraid to watch it...

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  39. Awesome list of books! I'm a huge YA fan (and a big Holden Caulfield fan as well haha). I'd have to add any books by Courtney Summers and Melina Marchetta! Both are fantastic authors that tackle difficult issues with grace. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  40. Great list, I loved The Catcher in the Rye and many of these are on my TBR.

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  41. I haven't read any of them yet, but I really want to :)
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  42. Speak would definitely be a great book to provoke conversations, and I definitely still remember To Kill a Mockingbird and Hatchet from when I was a teen. I like the approach you took by going with more timeless and thought-provoking titles, not just the recent favorites. Lord of the Flies springs to mind for me, and Code Name Verity or A Monster Calls for recent titles that I think will still have the same remembered impact on me years from now.

    Kimberly @ Come Hither Books

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  43. I feel bad that I haven't read any of these :( Then again, I didn't went to high school in the States. Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Oh Speak... I loved that book! I read it so long ago now and I don't remember more than the basic details, but I still remember how the book made me feel. Great list.

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  45. Great list! I'm going to share your recommendations with some of my friends who enjoy YA fiction. And thanks for visiting my blog!

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  46. This is a great list. I've read all but two of these and I agree with you, people who like YA would probably like most if not all of them. And they all have a strong message that everyone should hear. :D

    Alex @ The Book Banner

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  47. I haven't read STARGIRL in a really long time, but I remember really loving it. Maybe it's time for me to reread it.

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  48. I have wanted to read Sherman Alexie for a long time. It's one that I need to bump to the top of my list. Looking forward to your next Top Ten!

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