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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

 

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

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

Novel about childhood in the American South

What was this young adult (or children's) novel I read about a girl growing up in Appalachia or the Ozarks? It might have actually been two different novels. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jan 15, 2013 - 15 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are some good poems for Young Adults?

I need to find some poems for Young Adults. They have to be by published authors, and they should fit into the theme of "heroes".
posted by LaCapitana on Feb 16, 2011 - 10 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

What is the name of this book?

Bookfilter: A particular young adult novel about a girl meeting new people and not settling for first love (similar to "Forever"). Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by audacity on Jan 26, 2011 - 14 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

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

Young-adult novel about gangs who fight over rubber caulking?

Trying to identify a children's book I read in Hebrew, but which was translated from a European language, about gangs of boys who hoard rubber caulking and battle it out with other gangs. One of the boys dies by the end.
posted by limon on Jan 11, 2010 - 3 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

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

"...and for the rest of our lives!" Who said it?

What is this quotation from? "...and tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives?" I think the beginning is something like "what are we going to do tonight..." and it might be from a young adult type novel. The person is carrying on a normal conversation and suddenly gets panicky/existential.
posted by lilbizou on Oct 7, 2009 - 9 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

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

A child stuck in time

Young adult novel filter: A child visits a place (house? castle? other world?) and gets stuck in time there. Eventually he goes back and visits his parents, who are horrified that he has stayed the same age. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 22, 2009 - 7 answers

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