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young adult

160 books.

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

by: Christopher Scotton
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 466
Year Published: 2015
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Magnus

by: Sigmund Brouwer
Ave. Rating: 4.39
Pages: 571
Year Published: 1994
Date Read: 08/12/2008
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The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)

by: James Dashner
Ave. Rating: 4.03
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2009
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"I've never gone into a book so completely blind to the major plot points – it was a really fun experience! Even as I read I didn't really gain any insight or ideas about the possible solutions to the mystery. I still have no idea what's going on! And I'm loving it! On to the next one."
- katelynn
12/13/2014
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The Book Thief

by: Markus Zusak
Ave. Rating: 4.38
Pages: 552
Year Published: 2006 (2005)
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"Beautifully written and incredibly challenging. The POV was really interesting and added a lot - definitely not your typical holocaust novel. I give four stars because the book really drags until about the last third - which is great! The unusual writing style also takes a while to get used to and felt a bit pretentious at times. But that's probably just personal prejudice - I like traditional writing."
- katelynn
04/04/2014
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Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 339
Year Published: 1983 (1923)
Date Read: 07/12/2012
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Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

by: Joya Goffney
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2021
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"Don’t judge this book by it’s cover! (Or its title)
This was wonderful, I devoured it. Although the premise seems similar to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it goes a very different direction and has a lot of depth. I highlighted lots of great stuff."
- katelynn
07/11/2021
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The Outsiders

by: S.E. Hinton
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 192
Year Published: 1997 (1967)
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The Cousins

by: Karen M. McManus
Ave. Rating: 3.8
Pages: 337
Year Published: 2020
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The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)

by: Angie Thomas
Ave. Rating: 4.5
Pages: 444
Year Published: 2017
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"Hard to listen to because of the difficult subject matter, but important. I needed to read this - to hear from a perspective I don't usually get to. The book gives a lot of information and ideas to chew on but also a great story with complex characters."
- katelynn
03/25/2019

Tweet Cute

by: Emma Lord
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2020
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Amelia Unabridged

by: Ashley Schumacher
Ave. Rating: 4.19
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2021
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I Capture the Castle

by: Dodie Smith
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 408
Year Published: 1998 (1948)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by: Mark Twain
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 244
Year Published: 2006 (1876)
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We Are Okay

by: Nina LaCour
Ave. Rating: 3.94
Pages: 236
Year Published: 2017
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.57
Pages: 435
Year Published: 2004 (1999)
Date Read: 04/24/2007
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Spindle's End

by: Robin McKinley
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 354
Year Published: 2001 (2000)
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Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)

by: Rae Carson
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 436
Year Published: 2015
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Bellweather Rhapsody

by: Kate Racculia
Ave. Rating: 3.81
Pages: 340
Year Published: 2014
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"This novel truly does not fit in any boxes. It kept me guessing and at the edge of my seat. It had some heavy, serious topics to explore for a typical thriller. It had more adult baggage to deal with than your typical YA. It also had coming of age and emotional trauma and found family. I kept waiting for it to get back to the horror/thriller parts but at the same time hoping it wouldn’t because the relationships were so good. This novel has all the things - all wounds up in an exciting mystery plot in an interesting setting."
- katelynn
10/30/2019

Fangirl

by: Rainbow Rowell
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 483
Year Published: 2013
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.62
Pages: 759
Year Published: 2007
Date Read: 09/24/2007
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The Female of the Species

by: Mindy McGinnis
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 341
Year Published: 2016
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The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games, #1)

by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2020
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Jacob Have I Loved

by: Katherine Paterson
Ave. Rating: 3.68
Pages: 244
Year Published: 2003 (1980)
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Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)

by: Shelby Mahurin
Ave. Rating: 4.03
Pages: 513
Year Published: 2019
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Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

by: Abigail Hing Wen
Ave. Rating: 3.76
Pages: 432
Year Published: 2020
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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 308
Year Published: 1982 (1908)
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Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)

by: Ernest Cline
Ave. Rating: 4.24
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2011
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

by: John Tiffany
Ave. Rating: 3.57
Pages: 343
Year Published: 2016
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"What a great read! I definitely want to see the play if it ever comes to the US - I enjoyed reading the book, but I think as a play it would be 1000x better. To those people that didn't like it, I'd say don't compare it to Harry Potter. It's apples and oranges. This play has to be appreciated in its own right - it is its own thing. It was sad and sweet - hit a lot of familiar Rowling themes and tied things up neatly. It is action-packed for a play and doesn't take as much time to develop characters as it would have as a novel. But that's okay!"
- katelynn
08/14/2016

The Bone Houses

by: Emily Lloyd-Jones
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2019
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Chlorine Sky

by: Mahogany L. Browne
Ave. Rating: 3.9
Pages: 192
Year Published: 2021
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All the Bright Places

by: Jennifer Niven
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 378
Year Published: 2015
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Homeless Bird

by: Gloria Whelan
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 192
Year Published: 2001 (2000)
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My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)

by: Cynthia Hand
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 512
Year Published: 2016
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"4.5 - This concept could have been super lame and hokey, but the authors pulled it off but not taking it too seriously. I laughed so much! This was pure fun from beginning to end."
- katelynn
11/16/2019
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Love & Gelato (Love & Gelato, #1)

by: Jenna Evans Welch
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 389
Year Published: 2016
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"3.5 - Sweet and simple. The protagonist was a BELIEVABLE teenager - something rare to find these days in YA. This is the sort of novel I can't wait to share with my preteen/teen children."
- katelynn
11/24/2020
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Nimona

by: Noelle Stevenson
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2015
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"So. Much. Fun.
Heartwarming and funny and so exciting.
I have no complaints!"
- katelynn
06/16/2019
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The Sea of Tranquility

by: Katja Millay
Ave. Rating: 4.3
Pages: 449
Year Published: 2012
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"This was riding along at a 2 star until the last few chapters which ended up being somewhat redemptive. But not quite enough to get above 3 stars. It was just too crass and all the characters too unlikable for my taste."
- katelynn
12/19/2019
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The Graveyard Book

by: Neil Gaiman
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 312
Year Published: 2008
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"Definitely my favorite Neil Gaiman book so far! It was exciting and creepy, sad and sweet. It was so incredibly imaginative! I think Gaiman weaves humor and pathos so well into interesting story lines. And the protagonist was so charming!"
- katelynn
05/21/2019
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The Truth About Forever

by: Sarah Dessen
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2004
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The Sun Is Also a Star

by: Nicola Yoon
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2016
Date Read: 07/19/2021
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Snow & Rose

by: Emily Winfield Martin
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 213
Year Published: 2017
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"Enchanting and immersive. It’s a simple story, but not dumbed down. Great for all ages!"
- katelynn
01/04/2021

Let Me Hear a Rhyme

by: Tiffany D. Jackson
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2019
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)

by: Ransom Riggs
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 382
Year Published: 2013 (2011)
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"I really really like this book up until the big reveal. After everything was explained it seemed kind of typical. Nothing very extraordinary. Overall though it was an enjoyable read and the vintage photographs added a lot. That was a really cool element."
- katelynn
03/06/2014

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

by: Rachel Hartman
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 499
Year Published: 2013 (2012)
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This Lullaby

by: Sarah Dessen
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 345
Year Published: 2004 (2002)
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"Such a sweet romance! And funny too"
- katelynn
10/05/2006
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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

by: Suzanne Collins
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 398
Year Published: 2010
Date Read: 03/16/2012
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Ave. Rating: 3.97
Pages: 326
Year Published: 2006 (2005)
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"Too weird. Just didn't get it."
- katelynn
11/30/2013

Crank (Crank, #1)

by: Ellen Hopkins
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 537
Year Published: 2004
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Counting by 7s

by: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 380
Year Published: 2013
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Far from the Tree

by: Robin Benway
Ave. Rating: 4.28
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2017
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"4.5

Wow, this one punched me hard in the feels. There were points that were too much for me - I had to detach emotionally to be able to cope, especially as a mother.

But man! They dealt with family - fosters, adoptive, biological. What it means, who you are to each other. This was truly fantastic."
- katelynn
08/13/2020
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I Kill Giants

by: Joe Kelly
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 184
Year Published: 2009
Date Read: 08/25/2019
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After the Leaves Fall (Threads of Change #1)

by: Nicole Baart
Ave. Rating: 3.62
Pages: 358
Year Published: 2007
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Coraline

by: Neil Gaiman
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 162
Year Published: 2006 (2002)
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"I would not want my child to read this. I just finished The Shining a few weeks ago and this book gave me a way more unsettled/creepy/icky feeling than that one. Very dark – without a plot good enough to make me OK with it."
- katelynn
03/22/2016
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The Giver (The Giver, #1)

by: Lois Lowry
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 208
Year Published: 2006 (1993)
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"What the heck just happened? I'm completely reeling from the ending.

This whole book was completely absorbing and wonderful."
- katelynn
10/08/2020
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

by: Suzanne Collins
Ave. Rating: 4.32
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2008
Date Read: 02/12/2012
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

by: Scott O'Dell
Ave. Rating: 3.84
Pages: 184
Year Published: 1971 (1960)
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Eleanor & Park

by: Rainbow Rowell
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 328
Year Published: 2013 (2012)
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"I absolutely loved about the first half of this book.
The vulnerability and insecurity of the characters was relatable - really brought me back to early High School. The slow unfurling of first love was so sweet and fun to watch. The writing was really excellent!

Once things started to get hot and heavy, it kind of lost me a bit. I felt like it cheapened things. But the ending was good. "
- katelynn
12/15/2018
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Lord of the Flies

by: William Golding
Ave. Rating: 3.69
Pages: 182
Year Published: 1999 (1954)
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Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0)

by: Angie Thomas
Ave. Rating: 4.45
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2021
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Throw Like a Girl

by: Sarah Henning
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 0
Year Published: 2020
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Among the Beasts & Briars

by: Ashley Poston
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2020
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Piecing Me Together

by: Renée Watson
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 277
Year Published: 2017
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by: Stephen Chbosky
Ave. Rating: 4.21
Pages: 213
Year Published: 2012 (1999)
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Romanov

by: Nadine Brandes
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 337
Year Published: 2019
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The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)

by: S.A. Chakraborty
Ave. Rating: 4.41
Pages: 621
Year Published: 2019
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"I am SO into this. This one takes everything to the next level. I was definitely getting some Game of Thrones vibes. I feel completely absorbed by the world and the characters. And it's keeping me guessing. LOVING it!"
- katelynn
08/29/2020
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The Fault in Our Stars

by: John Green
Ave. Rating: 4.18
Pages: 313
Year Published: 2012
Date Read: 04/17/2012
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Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)

by: Jerry Spinelli
Ave. Rating: 3.76
Pages: 186
Year Published: 2002 (2000)
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Go

by: Kazuki Kaneshiro
Ave. Rating: 3.63
Pages: 167
Year Published: 2018 (2000)
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Tokyo Ever After (Tokyo Ever After, #1)

by: Emiko Jean
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 336
Year Published: 2021
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The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

by: Katherine Arden
Ave. Rating: 4.5
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2019
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"A fantastic end of the series. I give a standing ovation! I was moved to tears at the conclusion of something so wonderful and magical."
- katelynn
10/24/2019

Salt to the Sea

by: Ruta Sepetys
Ave. Rating: 4.33
Pages: 391
Year Published: 2016
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Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1)

by: Pierce Brown
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 382
Year Published: 2014
Date Read: 09/06/2016
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Clap When You Land

by: Elizabeth Acevedo
Ave. Rating: 4.3
Pages: 432
Year Published: 2020
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"4.5

What incredibly lovely writing! The audio experience was incredible - I don't think it would've been as good just reading it (I'm not experienced reading poetry - I think I would've butchered it).

I felt deeply connected to both sisters and their coming together is so great. Bonus: the acknowledgments brought me to tears. Never skip those!"
- katelynn
07/21/2020
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Pride

by: Ibi Zoboi
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2018
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The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)

by: Melissa Albert
Ave. Rating: 3.59
Pages: 359
Year Published: 2018
Date Read: 01/08/2020
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.57
Pages: 652
Year Published: 2006 (2005)
Date Read: 05/29/2007
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by: Elizabeth George Speare
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 256
Year Published: 1978 (1958)
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"This book is exactly what I love in historical fiction. I wish I had read it in middle school - I would have adored it!"
- katelynn
02/21/2018
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The Zenia Wood

by: Carrie Looper Stephens
Ave. Rating: 4.41
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2019
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The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy, #2)

by: Katherine Arden
Ave. Rating: 4.31
Pages: 360
Year Published: 2018 (2017)
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"As good, if not better, than the first. Politics, religion, folklore, romance. Incredible characters you love and hate. Exciting plotlines. I'm diving into the next book right away!"
- katelynn
10/09/2019

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

by: Robin McKinley
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 256
Year Published: 1993 (1978)
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Dear Martin (Dear Martin, #1)

by: Nic Stone
Ave. Rating: 4.38
Pages: 224
Year Published: 2017
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The Gilded Ones (The Gilded Ones, #1)

by: Namina Forna
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 432
Year Published: 2021 (2020)
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Tell Me Three Things

by: Julie Buxbaum
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 328
Year Published: 2016
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"Like most YA I read, it was quick and easy. It dealt with difficult issues in a thoughtful way and showed growth in relationships. The writing was good and the romance was sweet.

My big problem was how typical the trope was - I can think of at least three other books/movies with this idea of a secret penpal romance. And who it was was so obvious from the beginning it was almost frustrating to read. There was a lot of eye-rolling on my part about all her false leads."
- katelynn
05/09/2019
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Firekeeper's Daughter

by: Angeline Boulley
Ave. Rating: 4.4
Pages: 496
Year Published: 2021
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"I didn't totally connect with the protagonist, but I respected her and rooted for her from beginning to end. I loved the way the author immerses you in the native culture of Sault Sainte Marie - I learned so much. I feel like my perspective and understanding has grown. It's a beautifully crafted novel, which I would categorize in religious fiction, not fantasy. Although the elements of that are super minor. "
- katelynn
12/08/2021

Ender's Shadow (The Shadow Series, #1)

by: Orson Scott Card
Ave. Rating: 4.29
Pages: 469
Year Published: 2002 (1999)
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)

by: Alan Bradley
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2009
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"Such a fun read! One I can't wait to share with my children. The narrator is a strong, smart, scientific girl that I want my daughters to emulate! The story is engaging and funny and heartwarming."
- katelynn
03/10/2015
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With the Fire on High

by: Elizabeth Acevedo
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 400
Year Published: 2019
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"It's so rare that I read a YA novel with believable dialogue and relationships that aren't overblown. This was that! It was so refreshing. It felt honest and real.

The narrator grows so much - she is tender and tough. And I loved the cooking weaved through the novel. "
- katelynn
07/17/2019
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Morning Star (Red Rising Saga, #3)

by: Pierce Brown
Ave. Rating: 4.47
Pages: 524
Year Published: 2016
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"Good. Grief. What an amazing end to an epic saga! This book made me laugh and cry, brought me high and low. It felt so real, so genuine - The author portrayed the war, politics, and relationships with such complexity. Nothing was black and white. In the end the best thing about all of the books was the relationships. They were beautifully developed and really inspiring."
- katelynn
11/09/2016
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The Astonishing Color of After

by: Emily X.R. Pan
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 480
Year Published: 2018
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I'll Give You the Sun

by: Jandy Nelson
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2014
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Emily's Quest (Emily, #3)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 228
Year Published: 1983 (1927)
Date Read: 09/11/2012
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Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1)

by: Garth Nix
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 491
Year Published: 1996 (1995)
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The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

by: Libba Bray
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 578
Year Published: 2012
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Enchantress from the Stars (Elana, #1)

by: Sylvia Engdahl
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 288
Year Published: 2001 (1970)
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Woven in Moonlight (Woven in Moonlight, #1)

by: Isabel Ibañez
Ave. Rating: 3.9
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2020
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Monday's Not Coming

by: Tiffany D. Jackson
Ave. Rating: 4.22
Pages: 448
Year Published: 2018
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Hope and Other Punchlines

by: Julie Buxbaum
Ave. Rating: 3.94
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2019
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn

by: Melissa Bashardoust
Ave. Rating: 3.73
Pages: 336
Year Published: 2020
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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

by: Suzanne Collins
Ave. Rating: 4.3
Pages: 391
Year Published: 2009
Date Read: 03/01/2012
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Chopsticks

by: Jessica Anthony
Ave. Rating: 3.79
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2012
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Good Girls Lie

by: J.T. Ellison
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 387
Year Published: 2019
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"This story absorbed me completely. I was baffled by the mystery and drawn in by the sympathetic protagonist. Great all around!"
- katelynn
01/25/2020
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Anya's Ghost

by: Vera Brosgol
Ave. Rating: 3.9
Pages: 224
Year Published: 2011
Date Read: 08/02/2021
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.5
Pages: 870
Year Published: 2004 (2003)
Date Read: 05/23/2007
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A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)

by: Madeleine L'Engle
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 211
Year Published: 1973 (1962)
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Save the Date

by: Morgan Matson
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 417
Year Published: 2018
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The Black Kids

by: Christina Hammonds Reed
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 0
Year Published: 2020
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1)

by: Becky Albertalli
Ave. Rating: 4.24
Pages: 303
Year Published: 2015
Date Read: 05/22/2018
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Field Notes on Love

by: Jennifer E. Smith
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 271
Year Published: 2019
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"So charming! So sweet! And so surprisingly moving! I loved the characters- every bit of it felt real. It was such a pleasant surprise since the premise seemed super corny."
- katelynn
08/28/2019

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

by: Leslye Walton
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 301
Year Published: 2014
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

by: Jenny Han
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 355
Year Published: 2014
Date Read: 09/12/2018
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1)

by: Brigid Kemmerer
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 484
Year Published: 2019
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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)

by: V.C. Andrews
Ave. Rating: 3.83
Pages: 389
Year Published: 1979
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)

by: Alan Bradley
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 364
Year Published: 2010
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Words in Deep Blue

by: Cath Crowley
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 273
Year Published: 2017 (2016)
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Instructions for Dancing

by: Nicola Yoon
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2021
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"3.5

Bit cheesy and her overall conflict was predictable, but it was fun! And in the end, I found it made some really profound points that will stick with me."
- katelynn
11/19/2021

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

by: Tomi Adeyemi
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 544
Year Published: 2018
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by: Mark Twain
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 327
Year Published: 2002 (1884)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by: Sherman Alexie
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 230
Year Published: 2007
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Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

by: Ransom Riggs
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 399
Year Published: 2014
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"Although it kept me mostly entertained to the end, the tone of the book felt younger than the last and I didn't enjoy it as much."
- katelynn
06/10/2014

Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)

by: Cornelia Funke
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 563
Year Published: 2005 (2003)
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The Poet X

by: Elizabeth Acevedo
Ave. Rating: 4.38
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2018
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"3.5
A simple story, but a good one.
Like her other novels, this has deepened my appreciation of poetry."
- katelynn
08/31/2020

House of Salt and Sorrows

by: Erin A. Craig
Ave. Rating: 3.93
Pages: 403
Year Published: 2019
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Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

by: Kerri Maniscalco
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 337
Year Published: 2016
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Golden Son (Red Rising Saga, #2)

by: Pierce Brown
Ave. Rating: 4.43
Pages: 430
Year Published: 2015
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"The difference in ratings between the first and second book in this series should be more than one star, but I don't want to go back and lower my rating of the first book. This story matures the protagonist and the level of story-telling. It takes the series from just another teen distopia to a complex, fleshed-out epic with so much great detail in world-building, history and philosophy. I was riveted."
- katelynn
10/11/2016

Spinning Silver

by: Naomi Novik
Ave. Rating: 4.2
Pages: 465
Year Published: 2018
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Emily Climbs (Emily, #2)

by: L.M. Montgomery
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 325
Year Published: 1983 (1925)
Date Read: 08/11/2012
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Uprooted

by: Naomi Novik
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 435
Year Published: 2015
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The Cost of Knowing

by: Brittney Morris
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 336
Year Published: 2021
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Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)

by: Richard Adams
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 478
Year Published: 1975 (1972)
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The Prince and the Dressmaker

by: Jen Wang
Ave. Rating: 4.39
Pages: 283
Year Published: 2018
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"Sweet and simple. Read in a few hours. Lovely art. "
- katelynn
05/21/2021
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (The Carls, #1)

by: Hank Green
Ave. Rating: 4.03
Pages: 343
Year Published: 2018
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"Read on a recommendation from my husband, I came in to the book expecting some variation of the YA sci-fi, futuristic trope. Which I have had enough of. I was pleasantly surprised.

The protagonist was a terrible person (not unusual for YA), but in a way that was relatable and understandable. The story arc was interesting, although it was told from a high-level. Often the narrator gave summaries of what happened over several weeks and months - as if it were a memoir. There was not a lot of character development besides the narrator, but the novel had a lot to do. (1) Develop a complicated sci-fi mystery, (2) grow the narrator through some crazy circumstances and huge character flaws, and (3) expound on some huge, important cultural issues.

The novel dealt with a lot of big issues including handling fame and more importantly (in my opinion) the way that we relate to people with different opinions than us. Hank had so many insightful things to say about the media, political pundits, and how we should form opinions and support them in healthy ways. He described the political world we live in accurately - a world I often find completely hopeless. But he brought it back around and pointed a way forward - maybe an idealistic vision, but it was still inspiring (and not partisan)."
- katelynn
10/13/2018

Out of Darkness

by: Ashley Hope Pérez
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 402
Year Published: 2015
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East (East, #1)

by: Edith Pattou
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 507
Year Published: 2005 (2003)
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Sadie

by: Courtney Summers
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 308
Year Published: 2018
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How It Went Down

by: Kekla Magoon
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 336
Year Published: 2014
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Between Before and After

by: Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Ave. Rating: 3.76
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2019
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Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

by: Laini Taylor
Ave. Rating: 4.25
Pages: 544
Year Published: 2017
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A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1)

by: Naomi Novik
Ave. Rating: 4.03
Pages: 336
Year Published: 2020
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Code Name Verity

by: Elizabeth Wein
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 452
Year Published: 2012
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The Disappearances

by: Emily Bain Murphy
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 388
Year Published: 2017
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"This story had all the elements to be something I'd really like. And I did enjoy a good bit of it. For me, the "YA-ness" kind of ruined it. It took me out of the setting (the dialog felt too modern) and broke the atmosphere.

Overall though, it's an enjoyable, interesting mystery with some good character relationships."
- katelynn
01/22/2020
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Just Listen

by: Sarah Dessen
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2006
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The Member of the Wedding

by: Carson McCullers
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 179
Year Published: 2012 (1946)
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If You Come Softly

by: Jacqueline Woodson
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 181
Year Published: 2006 (1998)
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Along for the Ride

by: Sarah Dessen
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 383
Year Published: 2009
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Lovely War

by: Julie Berry
Ave. Rating: 4.23
Pages: 480
Year Published: 2019
Date Read: 04/27/2020
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A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32)

by: Terry Pratchett
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 278
Year Published: 2004
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"So much fun! So many laugh out loud moments. And it ended with beauty and reflection. Well done!"
- katelynn
04/27/2019
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

by: J.K. Rowling
Ave. Rating: 4.56
Pages: 734
Year Published: 2002 (2000)
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"The best of the series in my opinion."
- katelynn
04/30/2007

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

by: Morgan Matson
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 343
Year Published: 2010
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The Rest of the Story

by: Sarah Dessen
Ave. Rating: 4.07
Pages: 440
Year Published: 2019
Date Read: 06/15/2020
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White Smoke

by: Tiffany D. Jackson
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2021
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We Were Liars

by: E. Lockhart
Ave. Rating: 3.81
Pages: 242
Year Published: 2014
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"I've been sitting here waffling a while between 4 and 5 stars - but I think 5 is right. I blazed through this book. It is mysterious without you really understanding why it's mysterious - you don't know what there is to figure out. Which is so tantalizing! For a good portion of the book, I was irritated by the main characters because of their arrogance - which is often a defining characteristic of YA novel protagonists. But the end brings everything around with a broader perspective, which I found satisfying albeit sad."
- katelynn
10/05/2017

My Name Is Asher Lev

by: Chaim Potok
Ave. Rating: 4.21
Pages: 369
Year Published: 2003 (1972)
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Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2)

by: Diana Wynne Jones
Ave. Rating: 3.88
Pages: 298
Year Published: 2001 (1990)
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"Just wonderful. Funny and sweet and delightful."
- katelynn
02/07/2021

Girl in Translation

by: Jean Kwok
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 290
Year Published: 2010
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