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I need to read some grown-up books. With unicorns, preferably.

After spending several years reading largely YA, I'd like to read some grown-up secondary world fantasy novels. Persnickety tastes below the fold. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Apr 30, 2013 - 58 answers

Young adult books about or starring characters from Laos?

[Book Filter] Does anyone have recommendations of books that are either about Laos, or starring characters that are Laotian? [more inside]
posted by ruhroh on Feb 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Books of my youth filter

Name that young adult fantasy novel: Two boys who are enemies at school are transported to some magical scenario where they have to work together. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Feb 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me remember this YA book.

I've been trying on and off for years to remember this YA book. Actually, I think it might be a series, but maybe not. Details within. [more inside]
posted by fozzie_bear on Jan 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Recommended reading

If you like Terry Pratchett, you'll love... ? (You are 10.) [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 22, 2012 - 65 answers

Help me find two YA novels featuring crazy animals!

Help me remember the titles of two books I read as a kid. I've Googled extensively and came up empty on both. [more inside]
posted by Fuego on Aug 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Give me something to read, please!

I need more Young Adult dystopian or suspense fiction, with a dash of romance. [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Apr 23, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me remember a book?

Help me locate a book I read when I was 10 or so? [more inside]
posted by dotgirl on Apr 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Young Adult Linked Short Story Collections

I'm looking for linked short story collections. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Mar 23, 2012 - 23 answers

Its breaking my heart that I can't introduce her to Tiffany Aching

I am looking for YA books with a female main character, that will pass muster with very conservative Christian parents. [more inside]
posted by PercyByssheShelley on Mar 6, 2012 - 60 answers

Help me remember an upsetting YA novel

Help me remember a young adult novel I read as a kid. The main character was a teenage girl and there was an upsetting incident involving a kitten and a doormat. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Feb 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Long Lost Stories

Trying to remember two books: one YA fiction from the 80's, the other a chapter book for 7-9 year olds, from the 60's, maybe. [more inside]
posted by noxetlux on Aug 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Young Adult dystopia?

[YA book filter] I would like to find some YA or easy-to-read adult sci-fi, speculative fiction, or dystopian fiction. Preferably, about the United States or other earthly country, not deep-space intergalactic stuff. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Mar 29, 2011 - 37 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

Beautifully Written Books for Young People

What young adult novels (or chapter books for kids) are written in particularly elegant prose styles? (Bonus points if the story and characterization are good, of course, but I'm especially looking for books where the writing style itself is beautiful.) Examples include The Graveyard Book, Haroun & The Sea of Stories, and When You Reach Me. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 18, 2010 - 45 answers

Books about growing up without a mom

I'm looking for novels for my little cousin about growing up without a mother. [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jan 1, 2010 - 28 answers

Weird YA book

[Bookfinder filter] Help me identify a weird book about black magic from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Nov 18, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this book I very vaguely remember and thus can only vaguely describe?

Name This Book: Help me figure out the title of a YA novel I read in middle school before I go bonkers! [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

The Kingdom of Spaghetti

Name this young adult book from my youth. It involved a land of pasta... [more inside]
posted by shii on Mar 9, 2009 - 5 answers

What was this book series I read as a kid?

Help me remember the book series I loved as a kid. I can't even remember the genre, but I think it had sci-fi elements, and the kids possibly solved mysteries. I don't remember much, but I know one of the main characters was called Watch, because he always wore multiple watches. [more inside]
posted by spockette on Feb 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me find two books I read as a kid

WhatWereThoseBooksFilter: I'm looking for several unrelated books, or possibly series of books, that I read as a kid. The first involved a family of magic users living in what was the time the modern world. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus on Jul 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Please help me identify this book which traumatized me as a child (teen?)!

Please help me identify this book which traumatized me as a child (teen?)! [more inside]
posted by StrangeCharmed on Mar 18, 2008 - 13 answers

What are these books I read as a kid?

Please help me identify several books I read as a preteen in the late 80s and early 90s. One involved four or five teenagers keeping diaries for school, one was about a girl whose mother was running for mayor, and one was about a boy who lived with his father, a 60s radical on the run! Oh, and one really bizarre book about a girl and her pewter animals. There's [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Seeking stories of kids with superpowers?

I'm trying to make a list of books that include the central plot element of kids learning how to use or cope with unusual powers, dramatic or mundane. (Jumper, recently made into a movie, is one example.) Extra points if the books are primarily aimed at children or young adults.
posted by sacre_bleu on Jan 29, 2008 - 48 answers

What books should be considered for a young adult fantasy book club?

My wife is starting up a Young Adult (geared towards 13-18 yr olds) Fantasy book club at the local library branch. What are some good books in this genre to consider for inclusion? [more inside]
posted by daser on Jun 12, 2007 - 80 answers

Young adult novel about a girl who runs away to live like Thoreau?

Do you know the title of this young adult novel? It was about a girl, possibly a foster child, runaway, or both, who goes to live in the woods like Thoreau. The more inside contains big spoilers! [more inside]
posted by peep on May 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Best book series for children and young adults?

Book series for children and young adults? Recommendations welcome. There is [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Oct 23, 2006 - 49 answers

What's this YA book about time travel?

I read a book some years ago about an adopted teenage girl in 20XX Seattle who discovered that she had a long-lost twin sister from the 1970s. Googling has failed me. [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Jun 30, 2006 - 7 answers

It wasn't "My Friend, the Vampire" or "M is for Monster"...

A young adult vampire book, published late 70's, early 80's? Involves a kid who meets the vampire in the basement of a library, falls asleep and wakes up having no memory of it. Main vampire's name is Radu, but I believe there were several other vampires around, also with "traditional" names (a "Carmilla" perhaps?). [more inside]
posted by Brainy on May 22, 2006 - 4 answers

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