Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Great Young Adult Books

For those more mature readers out there, here are a few of my favorite young adult books. (Caution to parents: Due to thematic elements some of these books might not be as appropriate for younger readers.)

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
Children of the River by Linda Crews
I, Coriander by Sally Gardiner
Mairlon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede
The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
Other Side of Dark by Lois Duncan
The Thief (series) by Megan Whalen Turner
Amulet of Samarkand (trilogy) by Jonathan Stroud
Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Girl Who Invented Romance by Caroline B. Cooney
Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey
Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey
Golden by Cameron Dokey
Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey
I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade by Diane Wilson
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
The Mennyms by Slyvia Waugh
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen
East by Edith Pattou
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
Unrivaled Spangles by Karen Wallace
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Rivka’s Way by Teri Kanefield
Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Iain Lawrence
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Little Sister by Kara Dalkey
Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Giver by Lois Lowry

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