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5 Young Adult Novels for Summer

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  • May 30, 2012
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And last but not least, what summer book list would be complete without…


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Everyone’s heard of it — the characters, the Peeta-vesus-Gale debate, even the politics — but some might be tempted to pass it off as simply another fad (think Twilight). Truthfully, though, the whole Hunger Games series is about as far from Twilight as you can get. Set in the dystopian society of Panem, where children are forced to battle to the death on live TV, the books somehow remain surprisingly non-gory. Not only that, but they feature one of the coolest heroines I’ve ever met, Katniss Everdeen, who totally lives up to all the hype. Consistently feminist and just generally kickass, Katniss navigates fame, boys and brutal killing as she fights to survive in a world that has been turned upside down. With a plot so gripping that you won’t be able to put it down, the only danger is that you’ll be so intent on reading that you won’t get outside!

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7:21PM PST on Feb 4, 2015

reviewer good novel while using obat keputihan alami tradisional crystal x to be more relaxed

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.

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