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5 Young Adult Novels for Summer

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  • May 30, 2012
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Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

A super short read — think one or two beachside afternoons – Stargirl chronicles the story of Leo Borlock and Stargirl, who arrives at his high school in a burst of nonconformity and captures Leo’s heart. As she takes him on adventures that include dropping off flowers at random people’s houses and trying to count every bulletin board in town, Leo learns about her, him and people in general. After a series of unfortunate events, however, Leo begins to wonder if Stargirl might not be a better girlfriend if she were more normal. This sweet story about the highs and lows of nonconformity is sure to bring back the thrill of first love.

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5:21PM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Sophie's World is worth the read.....daughter read it in middle school and teacher gave me permission to keep it an extra month.....

5:36PM PST on Dec 21, 2013

Thank you.

5:35PM PST on Dec 21, 2013

Thank you.

10:45PM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

some sound interesting

3:01PM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Sounds like a great list of books. I've been wanting to read Hunger Games for a really long time, and Hate List sounds terrific too. Other young adult books I've found to be terrific are Divergent by Veronica Roth and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, both of which are going to be coming out as movies in the next year. Thanks.

10:26AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thank you.

3:28PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

great tips. thanks

1:18PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Liked Hunger Games - love Corey Doctorow's work. Glad to see juvenile literature being written about.

10:24PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

I read the trilogy. It's well written. I look forward to watching "The Hunger Games" on DVD. I have to admit I found Mockingjay pretty violent. Still, I would let my sons read it if they were still teenagers. My parents let me read anything I wanted thinking if I was old enough to find interest in it, I'm old enough to read it. We even exchanged books during my teen years.

12:07AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

I read YA novels of all sorts all the time, including those mentioned in article...except somehow I never viewed "Sophie's World" as particularly a young adult novel...oh, well. So many choices, so little time! ;-)

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