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14 years 1 week ago #13139 by jeannielea
My book group had to read a book in this genre so I started the Tomorrow series by John Marsden. I'm on the 6th and second to last one now! They are great. Full of action, suspense and lots of the issues teens face. He's a great author. Interestingly, all the books members chose were good and dealt with some pretty heavy issues at the same time.

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14 years 1 week ago #202637 by Kiwi303
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Young adults?

Try the Wind in the WIllows, and the continuation by a different author.

or the Tortall series's by Tamara Pierce.

when do you do Science Fiction? try "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein.

You Live and Learn, or you don't Live Long -anon

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14 years 1 week ago #202643 by Ghilly
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I particularly enjoyed 'The Dark is Rising' Sequence by Susan Cooper.

The first book is written for, I'd say 8 - 10 years olds, the next in the sequence is maybe 10 - 12 and so on. The last book has many Welsh names which can make your mind do knot tying yoga.

Kim thinks they're a bit old fashioned now, not enough excitement or something.....

Yakut

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14 years 1 week ago #202663 by Giddyup
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Paul Jennings is another great author for that genre. Froghopper is one that springs to mind.
I do alot of book reviews at work including kids books and these are great

15 acres, 9 horses, 7 sheep, 50 chickens, 1 jersey cow, 3 black cats, 1 border/beardie cross, 2 cockateils, several possums and....3 teenagers[}:)]

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14 years 1 week ago #202670 by FencerMan
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I read the tomorrow when the war began series in my teens, absolutely brilliant :)

Do something.

Either lead, follow, or get out of the way.

'Ted Turner'

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14 years 1 week ago #202676 by George
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I loved the Tomorrow series. I went through all of them and the follow up series (The Ellie Chronicles) really quickly because I couldn't put them down.

Other young adults books I thought were great are Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights series (the first one is now a movie), the books by Garth Nix - Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen and the Pretties series by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Pretties and Specials).

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14 years 1 week ago #202757 by Llew
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I particularly enjoyed 'The Dark is Rising' Sequence by Susan Cooper.


They're great - my daughter had to ask "What are plimsoles?" Heh heh.

They've made a major movie of one of them! The bad news is they threw out most of the plot & changed the rest.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seeker:_The_Dark_Is_Rising

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14 years 1 week ago #203435 by jeannielea
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Just finished the series! People in our group also liked The Dark Materials and Garth Nix.
Other books they liked were
Before I die - Jenny Donovan
Secrets - Ruth Pullman
I am not Esther - Fleur Beale
Does my Head look Big in this - Randa Abdel-Fattah
Nearly Seventeen - Tessa Duder
A Walk to the Dreamtime - James Vance Marshall (might be out of print)
As I said, most deal with quite major issues.

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14 years 1 week ago #203513 by Giddyup
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I've read Before I die. Quite good about a girl with cancer that compiles a list of things she wants to do before she dies.

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