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Young adult novel about becoming a girl becoming a fugitive?

In the late 90s, I read a lot of young adult novels - the plot of one in particular has stuck with me for years and I think about it way too much. If you could help me track it down I would be forever grateful. Basic premise, a teen girl sees something she shouldn't while at her father's house and she then goes on the run. [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jun 2, 2014 - 2 answers

What was this young adult book with a protagonist called Veronica?

I once read a book where someone tells the main character, "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, Veronica." I'm 99% sure the character in question was called Veronica and the line definitely included her name. (It may not have included the "than vinegar" bit.) What was this book? [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Mar 20, 2014 - 11 answers

Bookfilter: YA Roller Skating Novel

I am trying to find a book I read as a child in the early/mid 90s. Set in the UK. [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon on Nov 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Young adult illustrated novel?

I'm drawing a blank on the title and author of a YA book I perused in a bookstore a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Lobotomized 1980s/1990s children's/young adult book

This one has been driving me nuts for years, and I'm going to turn to the hive mind. When I was a kid, around 10 or 11 (making it around 1992-1993), I got a book that was something akin to the Babysitters' Club books: targeted at young girls, about a group of young girls all doing something together. The first of a potential series, although I don't know if I read any more. I remember very few details of this book other than the fact that it was mentioned that the main character/narrator's mother had had A LOBOTOMY. She had been depressed or had some other mental problem before, so she had a voluntary lobotomy and was now fun and freewheeling and wore cowboy hats in the kitchen. This wasn't an important plot point, just a throwaway character detail. If anyone has any memory or clue to what this book or book series could have been, I'd be thrilled. I'd just like to know that I'm not just making it up, for one thing.
posted by whitneyarner on May 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Remember this book? It's about a girl who goes to Greece and something happens to her.

Identify-a-book-filter: I'm trying to remember a children's/young adult book that I likely read 15-20 years ago in Australia. It was about a ~13 year old girl who went to a Greek island with her archaelogist parents (for a year/the summer?) and something magicky happened. [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Jan 4, 2013 - 12 answers

identifyfilter: YA story about kid trapped in Arctic cabin with murderer

Name that YA book or story! Young boy/teen is in a cabin or hut in the Arctic. There is also a murderer. It may be the kind of thing where there are a few people in the cabin, and one of them is a murderer, and people are being killed one by one. Very sketchy details follow. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Dec 18, 2012 - 6 answers

This time, it's not All Summer in a Day

A familiar story: I read a young adult novel when I was a kid. I can't remember the title or most of the plot, but I remember enough details that it drives me CRAZY. [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue on Jan 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me resurrect this novel?

Forgotten-YA-Novel-Filter: Help me remember a book I read when I was in middle school. It involved a teenage girl, a church, and grave rubbings! [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Dec 1, 2011 - 11 answers

vampire romances are OK if they are good

Give me your best YA and children's fiction. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Oct 6, 2011 - 64 answers

Thoughtful Young Adult Fiction for boys

Can you recommend current popular young adult fiction for teen boys that is more thoughtful rather than action oriented (e.g. Harry Potter)?
posted by roaring beast on May 10, 2011 - 26 answers

A Fiat, an expulsion, and hard knocks

Please help me remember the title of a young adult novel I read in the late 1980s, involving a young American man who drives a Fiat, goes to college, joins a fraternity, and ends up getting expelled and working in a fast food restaurant. [more inside]
posted by jgfoot on May 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Kids books auf Deutsch

Recommendations for children's and young adult books auf Deutsch? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Apr 6, 2011 - 14 answers

A child's history of racism in the US

Looking for a young adult reader that focused on the history of racism/oppression in America published in the 1990's. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Feb 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you identify a long-forgotten book from my childhood?

[childhood book filter] Can you identify this science-fiction book I read as a child? [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Jan 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Identify this book!

Identify this Y.A. Sci-fi book from the 1980's - a boy learns how to meditate his way to flying. [more inside]
posted by dadici on Jan 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Identify a science fiction/fantasy novel from the 1980s, possibly YA, where they lived in the trees and where talk of killing others was taboo?

Can you identify this book? I read it in the mid-1980s. It may or may not have been a YA (Young Adult) title. The protagonist was a young girl, and her society lived peacefully up in the trees. She was interested in seeing the world down on the surface. There may have been another society down there. At one point she lost her temper with someone (a pet?) and blurted out something like "I would like to dead you!" at which her family was shocked and horrified at her violent thoughts. I particularly remember being struck by that part, that she understood the concept of killing but didn't know the verb. [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Dec 27, 2010 - 2 answers

I wish I could find a master list of every library book I've ever checked out.

Help me identify this book from my childhood, please. It's set in a fictional (?) city with a canal system. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Sep 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Need help finding id for young adult science fiction novel.

Help me figure out this young-adult book from my childhood. It's about a boy and girl communicating telepathically. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Jul 10, 2010 - 20 answers

Finding an old book about teenage love and axe heads

[Bookfinder filter] Trying to find a book I read at school, in the UK, in about 1987. It was a book for teenagers, with two interweaving stories across different times: one thread involved a teenage couple in modern times, and the other thread was about some Norse warriors, including a berserker, in ancient England. The two threads were tied together by an ancient axe head. The final section of the book was written in a cipher. [more inside]
posted by memebake on Nov 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Name that book: super powers from imagining you're sucking on a funny shape?

Is this a real book? All I remember is that 1 or more characters could activate some kind of special powers or transformational abilities by imagining the shape of a particular object in their mouth. [more inside]
posted by vytae on Oct 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Lady ad copywriter's boyfriend sleeps with a man?

Dated Young Adult Book Filter: Ad copywriter's boyfriend sleeps with a man? [more inside]
posted by Jonathan Harford on Feb 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Not touched by an angel...

Trying to remember the name of a Young Adult or children's series about guardian angels. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 31, 2009 - 1 answer

Mystery Mapping Microchip Book

Help me find a book about a computer chip, a map, and a mystery solving youth! [more inside]
posted by headlessagnew on Jan 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find a young adults hard sci-fi book about a space medic?

Please-help-me-identify-a-book-filter. Trying to track down a young adults hardish sci-fi book from the mid 80s in the UK about a space medic in trouble. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG on Jul 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me identify this book.

Help me identify this young adult book about time travel of a sort. [more inside]
posted by goatdog on Dec 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Did I imagine the death ray?

What's this book from my childhood (early 80s)? I believe it came from one of the book clubs (Arrow?), it was a Young Adult book about a boy who is friends with a scientist/inventor who has invented a death ray which he then has some opportunity to use... [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Nov 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me remember a young-adult alternate future novel from 1990-ish!

Another "What book was it?!" question. Inside: Alternate futures, "gargoyles", skyscrapers and a reversion to feudal living. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 13, 2007 - 22 answers

Bookfiler: kids in drains kill people

Bookfilter: When I was a kid, I read a book or series of books about a lost tribe of children who lived in sewers, were at war with the adult world (or parts thereof) and made effective use of slingshots. There was one scene in particular I recall in which someone - a baddie presumably - was killed with a shovel that had been slowly sharpened through digging in silt for something. There might have been something odd about the children's ears as well. I know it's vague, but if I could remember more I probably would have found it without having to ask the hive mind!
posted by tim_in_oz on Mar 16, 2007 - 8 answers

historical fiction identification: rome, china

Historical fiction children's book ID filter: scholars and bandits in 1930s China and bull-jumping children in Rome. [more inside]
posted by nonane on Jul 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Apocalypses for Kids

Help me remember this novel where all the adults die, leaving children to run the world. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jun 30, 2006 - 19 answers

Looking for two books for kids

I am trying to remember the titles and authors of two possibly linked young adult novels. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Another book identification question

I'm looking for a particularly grim (young adult?) book that was published sometime in the 70s, I believe. [more inside]
posted by sun-el on Jun 23, 2005 - 9 answers

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