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Reddit reviews: The best teen young adult literatue fiction books

We found 3,359 Reddit comments discussing the best teen young adult literatue fiction books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 1,420 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Teen & Young Adult Literature & Fiction:

u/imverybadatmath · 2 pointsr/Parahumans

This is what I send to friends - - -

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(1) worm is one of the best things i've read in any genre

(2) don't tell my parent's i'm a supervillain is fun, age appropriate for kids but good enough for adult

(3) Dire, Super Powereds (and corpies spinoff) are excellent - don't miss these

(4) the rest listed are the best of what i've found in the genre



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u/yaybiology · 1 pointr/Teachers

I second the Tamora Pierce suggestion. Also definitely Gregor the Overlander! Suzanne Collin's lesser known series (she wrote Hunger Games). I recently finished reading (it's a 5-book series) and it was FANTASTIC. Just amazing. It's a YA series. The House of the Scorpion is also great, might be for your stronger readers. Eragon series is fun, and Dealing with Dragons is still one of my all-time favorite dragon books/series. Bruce Coville is a great author, and his work might be a little young but it's good to have a mix. I absolutely loved everything of his I have read, but especially Aliens Ate My Homework and the rest of that series. Most of these will appeal to the young men, hopefully.



When I was a young lady, I read pretty much anything, but I know a lot of boys like books with a boy main character. I really was a bit horse crazy, so here's some you might look into for your young ladies. The Saddle Club is a very long series about 3 girls and their horse-y adventures. It was really fun and it's great to find longer series because, if they like the first one, there's a lot to enjoy. (Oh a thought - you could always get the first one in a series, then just tell them to get the rest from the library or something, if there's budget concerns) I also liked the Thoroughbred Series and the wonderful Marguerite Henry horse books, especially the famous Misty of Chincoteague but really any of her books is a good read. My all time favorite horse series was and still is The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Oh, how I loved that book.


There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom was fantastic the first time I read it, and I also like the "Wayside School" books which are both by Louis Sachar. Judy Blume is fun as is Beverly Cleary. Redwall gets a lot of kids into reading, you also might consider some high-level comics/graphic novels to reach a different audience. The Hobbit Graphic Novel has great illustration and I loved reading it so much when I found it one day in a store.


I found history pretty boring so avoided those books but I did enjoy The King's Swift Rider about Robert the Bruce and Scotland, might be the only vaguely historical book I remember reading around those ages. I tried to avoid mystery books more or less, but I loved Encyclopedia Brown (even though according to Amazon it's for younger ages). I enjoyed Harriet the Spy she was a pretty cool girl role-model at the time. My Side of the Mountain was absolutely fantastic and such a great adventure, though I enjoy everything Jean Craigshead George writes. I feel like Julie of the Wolves is pretty standard reading material, maybe not anymore, but what a great story. Oh my gosh, I just about forgot The Indian in the Cupboard, that was such a good story. Anything Roald Dahl is wonderful as is Jane Yolen, I especially recommend the Pit Dragon trilogy. The Golden Compass, So You Want to be A Wizard, Animorphs, Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Kiki Strike, Dinotopia, Song of the Gargoyle and The City of Ember.


I am sure that is way more than you need, but my mind started racing. It was hard to stop once I started -- thank you for that enjoyable tour through my past. Lots of great memories of time spent reading. Hope you find some of this helpful, at least.

u/pineapplesf · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

I take it from Harry Potter and Divergent he likes strong, morally-white protagonists on journeys to save the world. I don't know his exact reading level or interests, so I will make the following suggestions by category. I ranked books in each category by difficulty.

 

Teen Fantasy:

 

Dealing with Dragons: Funny, easy to read, dragons, magic, and sarcasm.

The Lioness Series, Immortal Series, or The Magic Circle Series: Strong female leads and interesting to read with great stories (Think Mulan). My brother loved them.

Artemis Fowl: Strong, morally ambiguous but ultimately altruistic, sarcastic, and smart protagonist against the world.

User Unfriendly: Dudes get sucked into a video/rpg and try to get out without dying. Like Tron, but less sci-fi and more fantasy.

Halo: One of my brothers who HATES reading -- or at least is incredibly picky actually stayed up all night to finish four of Halo books. He also really likes the games. I don't know which one is the first or the best but this one had the best reviews. I dunno if it is dark either -- I haven't read it :'(.

The Dark Elf Trilogy: Darker than anything else I have on here (or can be) hero vs world type fantasy. Drizzit = my brothers' hero growing up. Kinda WOW-esque? Having played both, I understand how much of WOW is inspired by DnD. I personally didn't like this.

Redwall: Harder to read, talking animals save the world from other talking animals. I personally hated this series, but my brothers read every single book in the series at the time.

 


Adult Fantasy:

 

Magician: Magic, totally badass protagonist, BORING first couple chapters, but ultimately the most OP hero I have ever read. Amazing, truly amazing. I think it is two-three books in the first series.

Harper Hall: Dragons, music, strong, but lost protagonist. Deals with sexism and gender biased. The other books in the cycle range from sci-fi to political fantasy.

Dragonbone Chair: Strong, badass hero vs a dragon. What happens? He becomes more badass. It is a lighter verison of LOTR/Sword of Shanara (which is probably too much politics/genetics/enviromental commentary -- generally boring-- for him right now) --

An even lighter alternative, more teen book is Eragon. That being said, I absolutely DETESTED these books. I don't care if he was 16, he didn't coming up with any of his own material. But -- a lot of people really like it, so your brother might!

 

Sci-fi:

 

Ender's game: Amazing ending, especially if he likes videogames. I haven't seen the movie, but my Dad said it was "loosely inspired" from the book. All I know is the book was world-changing. It has some legitimately dark points (like gouging out a giants eye or drowning puppies).

Johnny Maxwell Trilogy: This dude is cool. I didn't know until I linked it that it is hard to get a copy >.<.

Dune: This, like LOTR, is VERY political and can be very easily boring. It might also be too adult or hard for him. There is mental illness and just crazy people in the later books.

 

Mature Humor:

 

He should be ready for some British humor, which is a little more mature than American humor (sorry) and much more sarcastic. You also have to be in the mood for it, especially if you aren't expecting it.

Sourcery: Really, really funny.

Hitchhiker's Guide: Also funny.

Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold: American. Funny take on fantasy books.

 

I kept away from darker books where the protagonist is morally grey (Artemis fowl and Drizzit being exceptions -- though they are both still definitely heros), sex, questionable themes, or general mental derangement.

I also stayed away from more modern books, which I have read a lot of if you would like recommendations for those instead. I read a lot in general, so if you have a questions about a book in particular, I can try to help.

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u/littlebutmighty · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I highly recommend:

  1. The Orphans of Chaos trilogy by John C. Wright. He really pushes the boundaries of the imagination by writing about a universe in which there are 4 different paradigms of magic/power, each of which cancels one of the others out and is canceled out by one of the others. It's an epic Titans vs Olympic Gods fantasy, and I've read it several times--which is rare for me to do.

  2. Obviously read the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin if you haven't already done so! I delayed reading it a long time but then read all of them in a week and a half when I finally succumbed.

  3. ALWAYS recommend The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

  4. ALSO always recommend Lies of Locke Lamora and its sequels by Scott Lynch.

  5. The Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix. It's YA, but pretty mature YA, and IMO could easily transition to the regular fantasy section.

  6. Books by Diana Wynne Jones. She writes YA, but fantasy that I wouldn't call immature. The best word I could use to describe it would be "whimsical." If I could compare her style of fantasy to anyone's it would EASILY be the filmmaker Miyazaki. (His films include Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, etc.--he even adapted one of her books!) I think her best work is her Chrestomanci series which has 3 volumes (each volume is made up of several novellas), but she is best known for Howl's Moving Castle, which I also highly recommend (along with its sequels Castle in the Air and The House of Many Ways).

  7. Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. It's fun, original, often dark, often humorous, fast-paced, and FILLED with action. As noted by someone else, there are vampires in the universe, but they're not the central motif. There are also other scary things, like fairies, goblins, witches/wizards, demons...the list goes on and on.

  8. Terry Pratchett's Discworld canon. There are many, MANY books, and they're not written in series so you can jump in almost anywhere. I recommend Small Gods to start.

  9. The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier, starting with Daughter of the Forest. There are also spin-off novels, though I haven't read them all. Her writing is beautiful and mystical. She almost makes me believe magic/fae could exist.

  10. The Passion and The Promise (a duet) and, separately, The Alchemist by Donna Boyd. These are really, really excellently written. "Lush" would be the word I'd use. They're not hugely well known, and I find that utterly boggling considering how good they are.
u/kittenprincess · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm so excited for your son to have fallen in love with reading - books are some of the best comforts one can have.

Ages 6 - 8 (some of these may be challenging)

Flora & Ulysses (Newbery Award winner) by Kate DiCamillo

I actually haven't read this book, but DiCamillo is an amazing author, and Newbery award winners are usually a safe bet. Tale of Despereaux is another great book of hers.

Everything written by Roald Dahl

Just in case he hasn't read them yet - I suggest Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mathilda, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches.

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis

Fantastic fantasy series to prepare him for Lord of the Rings trilogy I'm sure he'll watch/read in the future. Fun fact: the authors were dear friends.

Ages 9 -12 (more challenging)

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle

Holes, by Louis Sachar


Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

Warning: he will cry at the end. Everyone cries at the end.

Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli

A runaway kid who starts a new life - like a children's version of Forrest Gump.

The A. I. Gang Trilogy, by Bruce Coville

  • Operation Sherlock


  • Robot Trouble


  • Forever Begins Tomorrow


    Bruce Coville is a great children's author and this series would be right up your kid's alley if he likes spies. Five kids go to an island with their mad scientist parents and basically have amazing spy adventures. This series is geared toward 9+ years, but his other books and collections of stories are geared for younger kids (some of which are about aliens, which may appeal to his Star Wars attraction).

    There are so many more books out there, but I didn't want to overwhelm you with choices. Please let me know if there are a specific genre you'd think your son would be interested in, and I'll try to think of more (although I was much more into fantasy when I was younger). Your son is so lucky to have a parent who encourages his reading!!

    P.S. I LOVED The Phantom Tollbooth when I was younger :D
u/Inorai · 5 pointsr/Inorai

xD ok this will be a long message bear with me.

  1. Is there a synopsis of each story available?

    Yes! Every serial I write has a home page, and every home page has:

  • Links to every part that is released

  • A brief 'blurb' for the series, normally what I'd put on the back of the hardcopy :)

  • Links to any artwork I've been sent or purchased of the series

  • Links to any other media, like audio files or videos

    For my serials, the home pages are as follows:

    Flameweaver Saga

    Halfway to Home


  1. I want to read other stuff

    From a quick browse-through of your comments I didn't see you crossing paths with any other serial authors - If you haven't read any of his stuff, I highly, highly recommend /u/Hydrael's work, over at /r/Hydrael_Writes! His Dragon's Scion and Small Worlds projects are exceptional! Small worlds is also published on Amazon!

  2. I want to read traditional novels

    I can help with that! Some quick recommendations that I personally love - these are loosely ranked in order of how I'd recommend them, but the fact that they're here at all means they've got my support :)

    Fantasy novels:

    The October Daye series:

  • Urban fantasy

  • Awesome worldbuilding

  • Is where I learned how to write twists, and where I picked up my penchant for chekov's guns

    Trickster's Choice/Trickster's Queen

  • Traditional fantasy

  • Wonderful politics and intrigue

  • Influenced how gods are handled in Flameweaver

  • Both written easily enough for young readers to understand, and complex enough for adults to enjoy

    Graceling

  • Traditional fantasy

  • A bit more well-known, but a surprisingly solid upper-YA read. Kind of a guilty pleasure book of mine haha

    Scifi Novels:

    Agent to the Stars and Old Man's War

  • John Scalzi is the author I modeled my own writing style after. So if you like my style, you might like his too.

  • Darkly humerous. Realistic and gritty, without being overpoweringly grim.

  • Wickedly sarcastic

    The Ender Quartet

  • A bit wordier/harder to read, after Ender's Game. The last book (Children of the Mind) is probably one of the most challenging books I've ever read. But rewarding.

  • Long-running, intricate plotline

    The Ship Series

  • Indie series I happened across a few years ago

  • Upper YA. Younger characters, but dark content

  • Well-written, relatable characters
u/bookchaser · 1 pointr/books
  1. Girls to the Rescue series -- In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine.

  2. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series -- Princess Cimorene. Rangy, curious, energetic, matter-of-fact, she rolls up her sleeves and gets the job done with a happy disregard for the traditions of her role. Although her parents want her to stifle her improper interests in fencing, Latin, and cooking, the princess is not about to be forced into marriage with the vapid prince they have chosen. She throws herself wholeheartedly into a career as a dragon's princess, a respectable role, although not one for which one usually volunteers. As she fends off nosy wizards, helps out hysterical princesses, and turns away determined rescuers...

  3. Harry Potter. Sure, it's about a boy, but a person who is downtrodden and unhappy until he's whisked away to another world where he finds his inner strength. Over the course of the 7 books, Harry undergoes a dramatic transformation from a child filled with self-doubt and uncertainty to realizing he can do anything and he must summon the strength to do the impossible. As a parent, I saw numerous positive messages hidden in these stories.

  4. Dear America series -- Fictional diaries of girls living in various points in American history.

  5. Akiko series -- When fourth grader Akiko finds a spacecraft hovering outside her window one night, she begins the adventure of a lifetime. She is whisked off to the planet Smoo to lead a team searching for the King of Smoo’s kidnapped son. Akiko the head of a rescue mission? She’s afraid to be on the school’s safety patrol! So begins the adventures of Akiko, wherein she meets her team — Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. Beeba — and sets off on a journey across Smoo to find a prince and become a leader. Wikipedia lists which books should be read in order and which ones can stand alone. Note: These are chapter books, not comic books. Akiko is based on a comic book series that came first.

    Also: The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series, Judy Moody series and Animal Ark series. Animal Ark is not religious; the daughter of a veterinarian rescues animals. There are so many books in the series that after the first book, just pick books about animals your daughter likes.

    Some of these books may be above your daughter's reading level. Check the suggested age on Amazon or be prepared to read some aloud to her.
u/Boldly_GoingNowhere · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

I love the Chronicles of Egg series, fun pirate adventures!

Has he read anything by Brandon Mull? He has several fun series, Fablehaven was his first and still most popular, I believe.

I loved the Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones growing up, about a nine-lived enchanter in a world similar to ours. The best part was Ms. Jones was a prolific writer so if he likes these there are a lot more where that came from.

For an interesting new sci-fi series try The Search for WondLa. Kind of Alice in Wonderland with aliens.

And one of my favorite MG books for boys is Peter Nimble. It's just fantastic. I sold tons of copies when it first came out.

u/Divergent99 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love my job. I absolutely adore my one tennant. She's adorable although she loves to drool all over me. :) Yea I'm a SAHM right now. I do love it, but I'm getting ready to get back out in the work field which I'm really ready for! :)

I'd love this book if I win! I hear it is amazing!

u/nomoremermaids · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

China Miéville's Un Lun Dun. It's a kids' book, but it's fantastic. Miéville turns a lot of the standard fantasy tropes on their heads, with thoroughly enjoyable results.

Dathan Auerbach's Penpal. Horror/suspense, written by a redditor, and debuted on reddit. The Kindle version is less than $4. Seriously creepy but totally worth it.

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. I have never laughed so much while reading. It's phenomenal.

Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age. What happens to poor people once nanotechnology can be used to make anything? It's my favorite of the Stephensons I've read, but it still ends like a Neal Stephenson novel. :|

Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. It's about the first-born son of a mountain and a washing machine. It's also about setting up wireless networks. Also: it's FREE.

Hope you enjoy some of these! :)

u/electric_oven · 10 pointsr/booksuggestions

Hey, OP! High school English teacher/book nerd here. Hopefully I can help you find a book that you enjoy! I reviewed your criteria, and the only thing I would like you to reconsider is the length. I know, I know, typical English teacher trying to get you to read more, but I promise you if us Redditors can find you a book you LOVE, then you won't want to put it down! I've read the following list, and think they fit your list for the most part (especially the suitable for a 13-year-old young man, this is essential for my job every day!)

Here's some young adult books that fall into the horror (read: horror, supernatural, psychological thriller, etc) or realistic fiction.


The Replacements: Mackie is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement — left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world.


Asylum: Super creepy, twisting plot line, male protagonist, definitely a great read all around.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BOOK ON THIS LIST A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. If you like this book, definitely read Asylum; I found those two went well together.

Unwind: This is a dystopian (realistic fiction) novel that we teach in 7th grade in my school district. Our students LOVE it, and the good news is that it is a series! We do require mom and dad to sign off before they read (and have never had any complaints...), but check with your parents before you delve into this one!

u/bunnyball88 · 20 pointsr/booksuggestions
  1. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher -- or really, almost anything by him. Good, rich characters, facing adversity. He was a family therapist and his writing feels authentic while touching on real issues.

  2. Though everyone talks (rightfully) about The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (bonus: movie coming out, starring the girl from Divergent), Paper Towns is pretty phenomenal, well developed, current, etc. For new fiction, John Green is doing about as good a job as anyone managing the YA / Adult transition, introducing tough topics with good - not intimidating - writing.

  3. Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen is short but an amazing look at war from a young kid's perspective. A good compliment to all those fluffy (though enjoyable) we will win the war if i find my boyfriend! books that are so popular....

  4. Also,The Book Thief by Zusak. Because.... for just about every reason.

  5. If you think you are going to have a hard time un-sticking from the fantasy thing - The Night Circus is a creative alternative with better writing than the others.

  6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime shifted my perspective through shifting the voice -- the main character is autistic. Having this sort of unique narrator was a first & helped teach me about the role of voice (helpful, when your favorite author winds up being Faulkner...)

    Of course there are others (non fiction: Krakauer, Hillenbrand, come to mind; deeper: Tim O'Brien, Saramago; more fantastic: Guy Kay, Herbert, etc. ) but, trying to stay within age range / contemporary, and gender neutral... that's where I started! if any of these seem like the right thread, let me know, and i can give you a bucket more.
u/_knockaround · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I've read and loved almost all of the recommendations already here (TAMORA PIERCE). But to add some that haven't been mentioned (and trying really hard to not overload you with 20 books at once), I read and reread Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown and its prequel so. many. TIMES. Maybe even more than I reread Tamora Pierce. Patricia McKillip, Maria Snyder, Patricia C. Wrede (Dealing with Dragons quartet), Althea Kontis, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray and Susan Fletcher (Dragon Chronicles) are similar authors to check out for awesome female-driven fantasy, with varying degrees of lightheartedness. Wrede, Fletcher, Snyder and Kontis all wrote books that lean a little less epic/serious, Block writes a lot in prose that's also a very quick (but more intense) read, McKillip tends to be more wordy but beautifully so, and Bray can kind of go either way depending on the series.

For more contemporary fiction, RACHEL COHN (of "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"). Her Gingerbread series has content a good deal more mature than Angus, Thongs, etc., but her style is similarly irreverent and witty and really fun. Seriously, check her out. Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons is like a much younger version of Cohn, still zingy and sweet. For a quieter modern-day read, Garret Freymann-Weyr writes realistic (more mature) young adult relationships, and introduced me to the idea of bisexuality in a sort of roundabout way.

Julia Alvarez relates stories about the Latina-American experience incredibly well, although I think the first book I read by her takes place solely in the Dominican Republic. According to my reading list, I guess young me got sick of reading about other white people, so I'll add Marjane Satrapi's hilarious graphic novel Persepolis and the more sedate Shabanu series by Suzanne Fisher Staples.

I'd also strongly second comments for Gail Carson Levine, E.L. Konigsberg, and did I mention Tamora Pierce?

(I tried to link a lot of authors to my faves from their work, but I won't be mad if you never look at any of them. Is your reading list long enough now? Also, I know you didn't ask for a ton of fantasy/historical fiction recs, but I think a lot of us defined our teenagerhood by and identified more strongly with one of those series or another.)

tl;dr my top three recs that haven't been mentioned yet are Rachel Cohn, Julia Alvarez, and that one duo by Robin McKinley.

u/SmallFruitbat · 6 pointsr/YAwriters

Well, if there has to be a discussion on strong female characters, it's only fair to discuss the boys.

I think strength would be better defined as well-rounded characters who avoid stock cliches and change (for better or for worse) through the course of a novel. So at this point, I don't think a battle-weary swordsman with a dead family bent on protecting his sweetheart and little sister while adhering to a code of chivalry is a particularly strong male character - even if he is harboring some pretty heavy traditionally male features. Unless he has some other things going on for him, he sounds pretty boring to me.

I've said this before, but I'd like to see more boys - of any orientation - comfortable with traditionally feminine hobbies or attributes. There are plenty of examples in anime, but in literature, all I can think of from the top of my head is Park's use of guyliner in Eleanor and Park. It's almost standard for girls in books to like sports or camping or being a tomboy, but you don't often see authors writing about boys enjoying musicals, or baking, or wedding planning, or whose favorite color is pink even though that's everywhere in real life.

Note: these examples are drawn from the cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking, project car and video game enthusiast STEM majors who frequently inhabit my kitchen. They were teenagers once. Not much changed except the acne.

u/unicorndanceparty · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I just saw that someone had been gifted A Wrinkle in Time and it brought back such good memories for me. I remember loving that book when I was younger :) I'd love to read it again!

I'm so sorry you have to work this weekend, I know that feeling :( This weekend I will be participating in a yard sale (which is awesome because I have tons of junk I need to sell!) Then my dad and I are going to look at a car (and I hope to buy it!) Sunday I'm going with my family and my roomie and his family to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival :)

Thanks for hosting! I hope work won't be too terrible for you this weekend <3

Happy Friday

u/cknap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sarah Dessen's books are good summer reads. She just released a book recently, but I would start with The Truth About Forever.

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth was also really good and has a similar feel to The Hunger Games.


I love reading books! If I happen to win, I would love a paperback version of The Giver. Thanks for the contest! :)

u/libertylemon · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions

YA lit is my favourite genre, and i remember being that age and being bored with what the school had us read.
Ideas for you: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Dealing with Dragons series by Patricia C. Wrede (anything by her, actually, but that's where I'd start)

I'll second the Redwall books, there are a BUNCH!

On a slightly different topic, 9 was the age I started reading Dorothy Gilman (specifically, Caravan and Incident at Badamya)and Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody books. If she is a sophistocated reader, they are pretty awesome mystery/exotic books with light romance but nothing narsty.

I myself have just spent my summer re-reading Tamora Pierce's Tortall books for the heck of it, and those are super awesome, if she hasn't read them already. Why don't you have her look over our suggestions, haha?

u/Lunar3 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Labor Day! I would love a new book to read I have a few books on my list but the number one book I would like to read is City of Bones, & my second choice would be The Witching Hour. You're amazing thank you for a great contest! As for a favorite quote from a book none come to mind right away I usually love the book as a whole.

u/nessi_saltares · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

https://i.imgur.com/AI27uvV.jpg

If I won I would love either this skirt or this book!

Merry Fridaymas!

I was going to enter earlier which if I did I would say how yesterday my exciting plans were going on a wine trail with my SO. It was very fun, despite dying in the end LOL. If that doesn't count then I don't really have anything exciting planned for this upcoming weekend 'cause all that's planned is work.

/u/MisterMagellan you have such a lovely smile & eyes! <3


u/swtrilman · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Sure! I know exactly what you mean. So, I will say that a lot of the most interesting stuff in Fantasy is (and has for a while) being done in YA fantasy, and I don't mean stuff like Twilight.

Garth Nix's Abhorsen series (starting with Sabriel) is excellent. Melina Marchetta's Finnikin of the Rock is kind of along the lines of what you're talking about, but is really well done.

Just about anything by Dianna Wynne Jones is great, I will call out specifically Howl's Moving Castle (the inspiration for the Miyazaki film of the same name) and also her 6 part [Chronicles of Chrestomanci] (http://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Chrestomanci-Charmed-Lives-Christopher/dp/006447268X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417629757&sr=1-1&keywords=chronicles+of+chrestomanci).

If you're in the mood for something more adult, I really enjoyed Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series, starting with Kushiel's Dart, but that gets into some S&M stuff, which, YMMV.

And then Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Which is just fantastic.

u/DiscursiveMind · 6 pointsr/books

Sounds like he views reading as a chore and not a form of entertainment. It may be that he hasn't found a book that clicks with him yet. Try focusing on his interests. Does he have a favorite movie? If its been adapted from a book, it might keep his interest.

Take clues from how he spends his free time. What kind of games does he play? Both Halo and Warcraft have their own line of books. I think it boils down to he need to find reading entertaining, and only he will be able to make that distinction.

He are some choices to try out:

u/BreckensMama · 10 pointsr/suggestmeabook

In her defense, I hated "The Great Gatsby" too, and I consider reading/literature to be my number 1 hobby. Not every book is for every person.

If she likes horror stories/movies, my top suggestion is Stephen King. All very creepy, minimal to no sexuality in most stories, and the best part is that he has numerous short story collections for the attention impaired. I actually prefer his shorts to his novels. I'd start with Night Shift, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, or Skeleton Crew, as these are all classic creepy King. A slightly newer but also excellent collection is Everything's Eventual.

If she doesn't want to try King, maybe something like The Forest Of Hands And Teeth would catch her interest. It's 'The Village' meets '28 Days Later' in a way, a teen novel and the first in a trilogy.

If she likes graphic novels, there are graphic novelizations of many popular fiction books out there. This HuffPo list has classics like Dante's Inferno and Farenheit 451. Campfire Graphic Novels has tons of classics and nonfiction graphic novels. They are usually for a younger set, but that just means she'd read them faster.

u/WaltzingacrosstheUS · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

Oh boy, a question I can answer.

I constantly search for superhero books. There are quite a few books in this thread that I like that other people have mentioned. Here's are two I enjoyed that I think have not yet been mentioned.

Prepare to Die! by Paul Tobin

A superhero is defeated by a group of villains. The lead villain gloats and monologues. The situation is dire. How will our intrepid hero escape this peril? A sneaky attack? A rescue by his allies?

No. He gives up.

Reaver, the hero of the story, is burnt-out. He's been fighting for too long, he's seen too many awful things, and all his friends are long dead. He asks the villains for a few weeks to get his affairs in order. Then they can kill him without a fuss.

I enjoyed this story immensely. There are quite a few action scenes, but it's mainly about a hero reminiscing about his old life and trying to tie up some loose ends. The story has lots of flashbacks, which bothers some people. Furthermore, the main character is rather young and rough-and-tumble guy who lived his life as a sort of superhero rock-star, and thus talks very frankly about sex and drugs and the like. This frank talk is the main complaint I've heard about the book, but your own mileage may vary. It didn't bother me at all.

Wearing the Cape! series by Mario G. Harmon

In a world were people gain superpowers in response to trauma, Hope Corrigan becomes a super heroine after a terrorist attack drops a bridge on top of her car.

In this world, superheroes are all corporate. They join teams, have sponsorships, have agents, and sell merchandise. They are carefully regulated by the government and have to undergo strict training.

This story has a very fleshed out, fascinating world, one which I feel presents an accurate depiction of what the real world would look like with superheroes. The main character, Hope, is great. I'm a dude, but I feel as though she's a very well written female character. There are no love triangles, no exasperating sexual tensions, no becoming dysfunctional around her crush, etc etc. She's not a Michelle Rodriguez stereotypical "badass" female character either, she's actually the kind of girl who covers her bed with stuffed animals and listens to cheesy pop songs. Overall, a very good book with a very good main character.



u/crimsonjella · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

wow! you're so generous!! i've been wanting a kindle fire for college because i'll be able to use it in class for notes and most of my classes last semester required ebook readers for the textbooks and my mom also wanted one so i'd love to share it with her too

i have books on my wishlist that i wanted in paper back but if i were to win the kindle i wouldn't mind any of them but for a specific one This book City of bones i saw the trailer for the movie and it looked amazing and i like reading the books before watching the movies

you truly are really amazing mister numbers man :P

u/wineoholic · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Get those kids some books!

[This was my FAVORITE series as a kid!](Redwall (Redwall, Book 1) by Brian Jacques et al. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142302376/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_Imontb0WZZHMF)
They were so fun to read, and written for young audiences as well. I love animals and adventure. :) They are novels through so probably above 5 year old level, but would make great bedtime stories still.

I have lots of books in my wishlist if I win. I also love books!

u/high_king_taran · 11 pointsr/graphicnovels

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a favorite of mine, kind of a weird fantasy/superhero riff that has some rather dark elements, but is generally funny and sweet.

Through the Woods by Emily Carrol is darker, a collection of some excellent, short scary stories (most structured like fairy tales) in comics form. If your daughter likes horror at all, I strongly recommend her work, she is very good. His Face All Red is collected in the book, and is a good introduction to her work.

u/obie_wankenobie · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/Morthy you shall now be dubbed Dr. Morthy-o. Let's play a pill version of Tetris.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. It's my favorite book of all time, and I have not found one person yet who doesn't love it.

Here's Amazon's description: Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Added to my kiddos' wishlist! :)

My daughter Rylee is 7. She's a huge bookworm! The last book she read was the second book in the Amulet series. My other daughter, Trinity, is 4 and loves to read about dragons. One of her favorite books so far has been The Egg, which is about a baby dragon. :)

Thank you for the contest! ♥

u/kaeorin · 1 pointr/neopets

Oh, nice. That is a really good name, but I'm even more attached to Giddon than to him being a Vandagyre, if that makes sense? Giddon's a character from one of my favorite books, so I'm really happy to have him. :)

Thank you so so much for offering! I can't believe the kindness of the people in this community. :)

u/DrStalker · 2 pointsr/urbanfantasy

This github project will download Worm and convert it to a .mobi ebook. Wildbrow has said he's OK with people making personal ebooks, provided they do not distribute them.

It's the only book I've not been able to read without recharging my Kindle; over 5000 pages, and it keeps the I-must-know-what-happens-next quality for that entire length.

In my opinion it's the greatest superhero story in any medium.

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I also enjoyed Wearing The Cape which has a very "real" feeling to it in how the world has changed with the advent of superheros. There are plenty of little touches like airliners having clearly marked areas for a flying hero to support them in an emergency or OSHA limiting how long heroes can work continuously once an initial crisis is dealt with and it's in the cleanup phase or the hero groups working to generate as much positive PR as possible because they're aware of just how much public sentiment can shift against capes if there's a bad supervillian attack.

u/IronTitsMcGuinty · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede. It's technically a young adult book, but I've loved it all my life and still do. The characters are AMAZING and you will laugh out loud reading it.

u/myles2go · 2 pointsr/YAlit

Sherwood Smith. Start with Crown Duel because it's the best to start with from Pierce, but she has a number of really wonderful books. Possibly Maria Snyder's books as well. I didn't discover those until many years since I'd worked through every Pierce book more than once, but they're probably still age appropriate. I'd start with Poison Study. The Enchanted Forest series could also be a nice option. Walter Moers might be a bit intimidating at 12, but I'm a big fan. Robin McKinley's Damar series would also be good.

u/homedoggieo · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

For elaborate world building, it's tough to beat Dune. Intergalactic politics in the wake of an AI rebellion, deep mysticism and Bedouin-flavored lore, religious fanatics, a drug that makes the universe go round, and giant freaking sandworms!

Ender's Game is another popular suggestion to get you into reading. I preferred Dune, though.

Another good read that I enjoyed immensely was Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the United States has fought a second civil war over abortion, a new deal is struck - no abortion, but unwinding up to the age of 18. It's dark and twisted and I loved it... especially considering it's a young adult novel, which is not my genre of choice.

Odd Thomas is a fun series, but Koontz can be kind-of hit or miss. I'm finding the odd-numbered books in the series to be better than the even-numbered ones, but that's just based on the first four. I wonder if that was intentional?

u/anteaterhighonants · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wow, what a great contest

Hellooo my name is Kate! This is my favorite ebook from amazon. I read a snippet about a year ago and I've wanted to read it ever since! I love reading and a kindle would make it so much easier to do so.

u/ocelot777 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, much of the subtle satire might go other their heads.

Sadly I haven't read all the books myself yet :( Of what I have read, general content wise, I would say you could read them to your kids. Whether or not they will like them I can't really say as it's geared to more of an adult audience :p

Pratchett did write 4 young adult novels that they may like better. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents being the first.

Here is kind of a map for how to read the books. Though I'm pretty sure this one is already out-dated :p since there are more books than are listed on here. I am sure there are other better ones.

u/-solinari- · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

What sort of fantasy do you think you would like? High fantasy, modern day real world fantasy, steam punk, romance, adventure, coming of age?

If you are looking at staying with a Young Adult fantasy theme, I would suggest Cassandra Clare's series, [The Mortal Instruments] (https://www.amazon.com/Bones-Mortal-Instruments-Cassandra-Clare/dp/1481455923/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1478740289&sr=8-3&keywords=the+mortal+instruments) and it's prequel series, [The Infernal Devices] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1481456024/ref=pd_sim_14_6?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1481456024&pd_rd_r=H6XGB69FAEC3097ZA851&pd_rd_w=lLXM8&pd_rd_wg=MOvOs&psc=1&refRID=H6XGB69FAEC3097ZA851) . The prequel series is actually my favorite of the two. It is steam punk fantasy while the other is not. I also would recommend [The Dresden Files] (https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Front-Dresden-Files-Butcher/dp/0451457811/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478740351&sr=1-1&keywords=dresden+files), by Jim Butcher even though they are not Young Adult. They contain every type of fantasy creature and setting you could imagine. It's a series about a private detective in modern day Chicago who also happens to be a wizard.

If you want to delve into a zombie genre, I have enjoyed [The Forest of Hands and Teeth] (https://www.amazon.com/Forest-Hands-Teeth-Carrie-Ryan/dp/0385736827/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478740244&sr=8-1&keywords=forest+of+hands+and+teeth) series by Carrie Ryan as well as [The Enemy] (https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-new-cover-Novel/dp/1484721462/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478740190&sr=8-1&keywords=the+enemy+charlie+higson) series by Charlie Higson.

u/Fmradiochick · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/suckinonmytitties Is so lovely. I 'ran' into her on an earlier comment thread and it reminded me of just how awesome of a person she is <3

I love my ability to always give support and encouragement to others. I would do it all day everyday if I could.

[Link] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ANSS5K/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1JZ9YT455ZCAF&coliid=IOITDNYTUXRTT)

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.

Thanks for the contest!

u/Whazzits · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Emily Carroll wrote a book! Through the Woods is a beautiful, utterly beautiful book by my favorite author. You can read some of her stories on her website--check out "His Face All Red". All her stories are deeply unsettling, she is amazing at what she does!

u/whiteliesnmotivation · 1 pointr/SlytherinBookClub

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

In Mary’s world there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

u/Humorous_Folly · 7 pointsr/Fantasy

I absolutely loved the “Redwall” series by Brian Jacques and “The Alchemyst: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” series by Michael Scott as a young adult (still love them now) plus you’ll be set for the next few birthdays and holidays. They both have plenty of sequels in their respective series! (22 novels in the Redwall series and 6 in The Alchemyst series!)

u/SigmaSeed · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't usually brag about myself, but my family always has. I'm smart, apparently. I don't think so though. I'm not stupid by any means, but I'm not "smart," as people are led to believe; I use common sense to figure out problems, and somehow manage to remember what I need for school without studying.

I'd really like a gift card, if that's okay. I'm saving up for stuff. If not, this book looks neat.

u/franz4000 · 1 pointr/books

Definitely Feed by M.T. Anderson. It's told from the perspective of an adolescent living in a future where we have colonized other planets, and everybody has brain implants that basically fulfill the roles of Facebook, Amazon, Grooveshark, etc. Kids can even download viruses into their brains which get them high like drugs would.

The protagonist finds himself having to navigate a glamorous world of instant gratification where everybody talks in Youtube comments, and the unplugged "real world" of a poor but well-educated teacher's daughter that he likes. Published in 2002, it has a lot of spot-on predictions about the social role the internet is fulfilling. Simple language, but challenging themes. Should be required reading for all kids these days, but it's the kind of book a 14-year old would completely get into. The first sentence:

"We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck."

u/kbiering · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy birthday! What's the most exciting thing that happened in your 23rd year on this planet?

I'm excited to turn 24 in 2 years. By then I'll hopefully have a job teaching and making money. crosses fingers lol

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u/SlothMold · 1 pointr/books

I just went and stared at my bookshelves and realized that there was a distinct paucity of minority characters.

However, some general recommendations:

feed for the teenager uninterested in the world at large or the dystopian fiction fan.

My Date with Satan Short stories, usually from a female perspective. High schoolers would probably delight in the bad language and messed up characters.

Trickster's Choice; A young adult girl-power fantasy/spy novel with a lot to say about colonialism. My strongest recommendation on this list. Lots of major minority characters also.

Infidel; A heavy-handed memoir about triumph by a woman who "escaped" Somalia and is now a European politician. Controversial for a multitude of reasons and has nothing nice to say about Islam, but you know your students better than I do.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for the scientifically inclined.

Wicked for modern classic fans who'd appreciate deeper meanings.

u/Anubisghost · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Jack goes to the doctor and says "Doc I'm having trouble getting my penis erect, can you help me?"

After a complete examination the doctor tells Jack, "Well the problem with you is that the muscles around the base of your penis are damaged. There's really nothing I can do for you except if you're willing to try an experimental treatment."

Jack asks sadly, "What is this treatment?" "Well," the doctor explains, "what we would do is take the muscles from the trunk of a baby elephant and implant them in your penis."

Jack thinks about it silently then says, "Well the thought of going
through life without ever having sex again is too much, lets go for it."

A few weeks after the operation Jack was given the green light to use his improved equipment. He planned a romantic evening for his girl friend and took her to one of the nicest restaurants in the city. In the middle of dinner he felt a stirring between his legs that continued to the point of being uncomfortable.

To release the pressure Jack unzipped his fly. His penis immediately sprung from his pants, went to the top of the table, grabbed a dinner roll and then returned to his pants.

His girl friend was stunned at first but then said with a sly smile, "That was incredible! Can you do that again?"

Jack replied, "Well, I guess so, but I'm not sure I can fit another dinner roll up my ass!"

FunnyPants

*I'd love this kindle book.

u/CharmingCherry · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Brandon Sanderson: That man is genius. Writes fantasy with his own twists and spins a plot that surprises you more often than not. I fell in love with Mistborn-Trilogy, the way he makes you relate to every one of his characters and he really doesn't have just one main character, another lovely thing. One of the best book-series I've ever read, left me wanting so much more. (So I picked up his most recent book that turned out to be as addictive: Steelheart <3) The whole Mistborn series has been written so the reader learns about the history and things with the same pace than the characters, so you are graving as much the plot as the information about the history and lore :D Aaaand: Another good thing! He's managed to write quite a lot already <3
EDIT: The book I would like to read: This

u/CatFiggy · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

The Chaos Walking trilogy (this #1) is for young adults, but they just might be my favorite books ever. Easy to read, easy to get into, but profound and deep. They also contain the greatest villain I have ever read. These are the kinds of books that you take to your uncle's house for Thanksgiving when you'll be away from home for days (which I did).

u/Kagrabular · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Demon Haunted World is great for teaching skeptical critical thinking skills.
When I was around his age I loved Redwall. They're great books that really appeal to a young boys sense of wonder and adventure, all while teaching great life lessons along the way.

u/dnd1980 · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

I just started this series and so far I like it :D.

Also if you like are into romance and fantasy at all I would recommend The fever series by Karen Marie Moning. Love that series!

u/delerium23 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think you should read this book. I read it once a while ago and really loved it... sadly i no longer have my copy so if i win id love another copy of it!! Thanks for the contest, cause I love reading books!

u/LostCauseway · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Don't feel like you need to 'challenge' him with hard stuff. If it's interesting, he'll read it. A few books I remember reading between age 10 and 14 that were enjoyable were:

u/kzielinski · 2 pointsr/asoiaf

Un Lun Dun by China Mieville turns this idea on its head very nicely. The chosen one gets taken not long after the start of the novel. Her best friend goes and saves the day instead. Near the end she becomes known as the un-chosen one.

u/NJBilbo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

> Monument 14

That sounds really cool! I love all kinds of dystopias, and that's an interesting twist :)

I just finished one called Wearing the Cape last night, which was a fun superhero story, but since the sequel was a little expensive for a kindle edition, I caved and started A Dance with Dragons instead :)

u/darktoku · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Graceling by Kristin Cashore It follows a female protagonist who has a special talent (called grace) in this book. The world-building in this book is fantastic and I am sure it will suit her adventurous nature.

u/18straightwhiskeys · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Enchanted Forest series by Patricia C Wrede is engaging, witty, and sex-free.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak is wonderful for everyone of any age. It has lyrical writing, a story that sticks with you, and moving imagery. I can't recommend it enough.

Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels are great (I'd recommend starting with the Protector of the Small series or The Immortals series). There is some sex in them, but it's not graphic and it's far from the focus of the books.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud is witty, well-paced, and engaging.

The Sabriel series by Garth Nix is pretty dark, but no more so than the ones you listed.

Let us know what you end up getting her!

u/vonescher · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I read for fun every day. Finished Wool this summer and it was pretty great. Followed it up with the Chaos Walking series which was also a solid read. Whole lot of dystopia in a row though, after Wool. Now on the Vorkosigan Saga.

u/KashmirKnitter · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede were my favorite when I was that age. It's a four book series and it's awesome. It's about a not-so-pretty princess who doesn't want to be rescued.

u/B787_300 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Get those kids some books!

oh lawd, this is going to be LONG
for advanced readers,

Enders Game

The Giver

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Harry Potter Series

The Heir Apparent

Farenheit 451


A lot of these books can be read young and then reread when older to get more meaning

For younger beginning readers

Dr Seuss, I really remember Green Eggs and Ham, Go Dog go, and One Fish two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish


Oh and surprise me, i really like SciFi/Fantasy and have read the Dune Series and ASoIaF, but the Modern High Power Rocketry Book would be very very appreciated.

u/ann_nonymous · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/Unwind-Dystology-Neal-Shusterman/dp/1416912053/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1BGV2L2FWNXQM&coliid=I2IB05LZCRBV85) book looks like an interesting concept. I have a love for dystopian novels and this one fits the bill. It is about people having the right to "unwind" their children. It sounds like a scary concept and I am intrigued by it. I have quite a few books like it on my [book WL] (http://amzn.com/w/1BGV2L2FWNXQM). I just recently read a great book about North Korea called [Escape from Camp 14] (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_5?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=escape%20from%20camp%2014&sprefix=escap%2Cstripbooks%2C282&rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3Aescape%20from%20camp%2014&ajr=2) which is a great memoir about a man's journey out of North Korea. I used to live in South Korea so the idea of North Korea and how they treat their people fascinates me.

I like big books and I cannot lie. I love to read and have several books to read on my nightstand but sometimes no time to read them. But that is life so it goes!

u/doublestop23 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should read [Redwall] (http://www.amazon.com/Redwall-Book-1-Brian-Jacques/dp/0142302376/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397698927&sr=1-1&keywords=redwall) by Brian Jacques. It's a fun fantasy novel, full of adventure - and talking animals. I would recommend the entire series.

/u/Morthy you shall be now dubbed Dr. Morthy-o. Let's play a pill version of Tetris.

u/steamtroll · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede are great. :-) it's a humorous take on fairy tale type stories.

u/KeiEx · 1 pointr/Fantasy_Bookclub

Cape High

a light read but still very good, it alternate between characters each book, but still maintain a overall plot

The Indestructibles

really nice too

Kid Sensation

Rise of the Renegade X

Please don't tell my parents i'm a supervillain

Wearing the Cape

Meta

Vicious

u/LongDongPong · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

http://www.amazon.com/The-Giver-Readers-Circle-Laurel-Leaf/dp/0440237688 Easily one of the best book series I read during my young teens at school. I really hope the movie doesn't disappoint.

u/luckykarma83 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think you should read this. I started reading this the other day and its awesome. I love reading books! Book of choice

u/DeedleFake · 2 pointsr/Planetside

In no particular order:

u/4th_time_around · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Currently whipping through Harlan Coben's latest thriller, Missing You and Bob Dylan's Chronicles Vol. 1.

Up next, a few nostalgic re-reads I received from the reddit book exchange, Number the Stars and The Giver.

How about you? What are you reading and looking forward to reading?

Great discussion. Any discussion involving books is good stuff!

u/casual__t · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is the first book that made me start questioning life. I mean if the leaders in his world could do so many awful things under the guise of harmony, what could my own leaders being doing? I'd like to read this book because I still love dystopian society books.

u/MechAngel · 5 pointsr/books

The Knife of Never Letting Go and the rest of the "Chaos Walking" trilogy is an amazing read, with plenty of awesome combat. It also brings up many modern ethical questions. I loved it.

He might also like Ready Player One which I am not quite finished with yet, but has really sucked me in. Even though there are several pop-culture references from the 80s, the reader doesn't need to be familiar with any of them to enjoy the story. I was born in 1983 and was too young to really have experienced much of it, but I'm enjoying the heck out of the book. I believe there is one passage where the main character alludes to masturbating, but content-wise, that's the only thing that a parent might consider questionable that I've come across so far.

Both titles have teenage fighter-type males as protagonists.

u/awikiwiki · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Just posted this in the other sub xD

Recently got back into reading after a looooonnnnnnggggg dry spell (years) and I'm reading some fun ones!

u/ohhaiworld · 1 pointr/books
  • Divergent/Insurgent (First two in an unfinished trilogy)
  • The Maze Runner (This is a trilogy)
  • Battle Royale
  • I've heard good things about The Knife of Never Letting Go (The first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy)

    To be honest, these are just some dystopia themed books I recommended because of Hunger Games. However, I could give better recommendations if you tell me more of what she wants. Young adult? Fantasy? Romantic aspect?
u/Paralily · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


My favorite book is Princess Bride. I'm going to pick number 13. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the contest!

u/Dreamliss · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Wearing the Cape is pretty good, and it has more books in that series if they like it.

u/glorious_failure · 1 pointr/books

Neverwhere. Nine times.

First and only book I started re-reading immediately after finishing it.

Also Pratchett's 'The Amazing Maurice...', which I sort of love :]

u/batmanbaby · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My niece is 13. She is reading an anime series right now. (We do live together) some about high school...I dont know much about anime, but dragons are pretty freaking sweet! I'm really trying to get her to read as much as she can, but she loves it so yay!

(I think thats then link to the right thing)

u/lastres0rt · 2 pointsr/politics

I haven't read this series yet, but Unwind comes pretty close -- it posits a world where abortion is effectively illegal, but teenagers can be "unwound" and recycled for organ donation. Let me know if it's any good.

u/SilverVendetta · 1 pointr/RATS

Peaches! After a rat in The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett. A must read. :)

u/Sto_Avalon · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

Here are some ideas for young adult fantasy, with a few science-fiction books thrown in. Look them up and see if they look like something you might like:

Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (Mievile is a rising star of of SF/F, and this is his only novel so far written for young adults. Two British girls are pulled into a bizarre alternate London and must foil an evil plot)

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (scifi in futuristic Africa, three mutant detectives trying to rescue kidnapped children of a famous general)

Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes (near-future SF, robots do all the work, so what is there for new high school graduates to do?)

There are plenty of SF/F Choose Your Own Adventure books, which are a nice change of pace from third- and first-person narratives.

The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper. The first book is Over Sea, Under Stone, but you might want to start with The Dark is Rising.

Incidentally, I do NOT, under ANY circumstances, recommend Eragon.

u/martinibini · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Can I enter on .ca? Even so, I think you'd like "Through the Woods"! It's been on my list a little while now... and I haven't gotten to it yet because it's not my usual type of book. It's a collection of creepy fairy stories with ghosts and haunting, or, as the description reads, "fairy tales gone seriously wrong" (all of this I LOVE!). Most interesting of all is that it's actually a graphic novel so all of this is beautifully illustrated! That would take me out of my element and maybe you'd like to be "out" with me! ;)

u/TTUgirl · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

This one is next on my list Unwind a lot of my friends have read it and loved it

u/havocist · 3 pointsr/apple

I think you would enjoy the book Feed. You can get a good look at the first chapter on amazon to see why I thought of it..

u/halikadito · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

You're very welcome! If you enjoy Emily Carroll's work, she put out a book a while back. It has His Face All Red and a few other stories in it.

u/StarCass · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

I picked up The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan a year or so ago and it was a pretty good read. I haven't gotten a chance to read any other books in the set, but it was good.

u/YellowRanger · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/witeowl · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

For people interested in this concept, I highly recommend Shusterman's Unwind. It's quick reading but quite interesting.

u/Aerys1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A wrinkle in time

Wait til helen comes

These are the first books I remember reading and just falling in love with both of them!

WL linky or surprise me



u/eleanor-arroway · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, for sure! Super creepy book about kids with superpowers

https://www.amazon.com/Miss-Peregrines-Home-Peculiar-Children/dp/1594746036

u/TooLazyForAnAccount · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My choice would be this book! On a rainy day one of my favorite things to do is get under the covers with a cup of tea and a book and just read for hours. It's so relaxing just listening to the rain while reading! The old man is snoring, thanks for the contest! :D

u/ViperBite550 · 2 pointsr/ifyoulikeblank

just like to start and say name of the wind was one of my favorite books.
that being said here are my suggestions

Inheritance Series

magicians apprentice & series

Maximum Ride Series

Mortal Instruments series

u/SeanCLang · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

I loved [Redwall] (http://amzn.to/2EL9BYT) , Brian Jacques was my jam growing up! I think you would really love the [Paradise War Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead] (http://amzn.to/2GxG9C8) .

u/Delacqua · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

These are still some of my favorite books. The first and third books are told from the point of view of female protagonists, though they're important in all 4.

u/Queen_Gumby · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

I just downloaded PT last night at my 13 yo daughter's urgency, then promptly gave her my Kindle so she could read that and Eleanor & Park (another pretty good YA novel), so it might be a while before I get to it!

u/trident042 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles would be my movie (series?) of choice.

It has the same upside-down take on fairy tales as Shrek, and actually wouldn't be too bad in CGI either - but could also be done with actors/actresses for more realism. Even if only the first one got made, I'd be pleased.

u/deerslayers · 2 pointsr/whatsthatbook

Ratha's Creature by Clare Bell has some covers where the large cat is carrying a torch or being surrounded by fire.

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci books all have cats on the cover - not so much warriors, though.

Here is a list of fantasy novels about cats (all of the covers have cats on them).

I'm not satisfied with any of these and will def keep looking, but might be a place to start. This is assuming that the giant cat on the cover is a major character and not just a random cat, and I haven't completely gone on a wild goose chase. XD

u/mybossthinksimworkng · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

These suggestions all fit the category of 1. hard to put down. 2. simple reads

They are also more on the fantasy side of the spectrum.

Highly recommend:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children All three books in the trilogy are great. Maybe stay away from the movie...

The Night Circus

The Hunger Games trilogy Yes, I'm sure you've seen the movies, but the books will add another level.

u/BobertBobertson · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Try the Forest Chronicles, starting with Dealing with Dragons. The princess runs away and does housework for the dragon instead of being rescued. Other issues relating to fantasy shows up. It's fun and the main character is witty.

u/readbeam · 5 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper felt that way me. And my spouse feels that way about The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

I see by the suggestions on Amazon that we're not the only ones who liked both of those! Hah. Well, I second Amazon's third suggestion of A Wrinkle in Time.

u/accordioner · 2 pointsr/overthegardenwall

You should give her book a try. I got it when it came out, and it's just more of that, and probably better. It's something like 5/6 short stories, beautifully drawn and creepy as hell. Highly recommended!

http://www.amazon.com/Through-Woods-Emily-Carroll/dp/1442465964/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454265097&sr=8-1&keywords=emily+carroll

u/mstwizted · 2 pointsr/Parenting

the Horrid Henry books are incredibly silly, my son loves them... me, less so.

He also really enjoyed reading Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children.

u/appcat · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

For the lazy, here's an Amazon link for The Giver: http://amzn.com/0440237688

"In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price."

u/LilyBGoode · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ok. Five is too young for this, but The Giver. I remember this book being the turning point in my life when I feel in love with books.

Edit: everyone has hit all my knee jerk suggestions. I'll have to think on this!

u/Cujo420 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite book in the world. It's part of a 3 book set, I recently found out. I have read the second, Gathering Blue and absolutely loved it too. Just bought the third last week.

u/minerva_qw · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

You might try some Kurt Vonnegut novels. Many delve into sci-fi topics, while others are absurdly realistic, and are written in straightforward language while exploring some really interesting ideas. My favorite, Galapagos, tells a tale about an apocalypse and human evolution over a million years.

The Giver by Lois Lowry is technically considered YA, but it's so amazing it doesn't matter. I still read it every few years as an adult, and I only just found out it is part of a set of four. Another book that is technically YA but is really smart and has a lot of depth is A Wrinkle in Time and the books that follow it. They are stories about imperfect and relatable characters that touch on topics such as cellular biology, time travel and ethics.

u/cmc · 1 pointr/books

Wow, I am so glad you mentioned this! Absolutely loved it. You may also want to try Unwind by Neal Shusterman
http://www.amazon.com/Unwind-Neal-Shusterman/dp/1416912053/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278536573&sr=8-1

u/Darth_Dave · 6 pointsr/booksuggestions

The most obvious title that springs to mind would be The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.

Or how about Bill The Galactic Hero? This one seems more relevant now than when it was written.

u/judogirl · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. My favorite book to movie adaptation is Harry Potter! While there were a few things different, it was really well done and magical!

  2. My least favorite adaptation was City of Bones... I mean they really screwed up this movie! They left out so much and changed so many things that I really don't know how they're going to make the next movie!

    E-books:

    Glimmer

    Paper Towns

    The Giver

    Four: The Transfer

    Thank you for the contest!
u/nomongoose · 11 pointsr/AskWomen

All of these are fabulous!

I would also add Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It begins with Dealing with Dragons, wherein Princess Cimorene decides that she's terribly bored with all this royal business and runs away to live with a dragon (sort of as an apprentice). I remember it being a lot of fun!

u/eileensariot · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594746036/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_IOIhtb0TA4M7G

Frank and Beans!

Thanks for the contest. I really didn't wanna flash my books ;)

u/kentdalimp · 1 pointr/books

Picked up The Knife of Never Letting Go less than 1 month ago, I'm about 100 pages before I finish book 3. My wife started after me and finished first. Very VERY good... and disturbing, but not in a graphical "American Pshyco" type of way.

Actually picked it up because of a comment on Reddit. YA fiction (supposedly) but a great Summer Read.

u/dutchie727 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My dad is from the Netherlands and all of my friends call me dutchie. Birthday is July 27. Afraid it's not that interesting of a story, lol, but it's mine.
This http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594746036/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=33U7PBU8Z6ENP&coliid=I28FTRYXM8VH64 is a book I've been wanting to read and since I finished my BA last week (YAY!) I finally have time!!!

u/SanDiegoDude · 12 pointsr/scifi

I read the whole series as a kid, and pretty much forgot about them for the last 25 years... I wonder if they're available on Kindle? I'm now itching to read the whole series again.

Yep, only $6.99 for the first book too. Neat!

u/cheeseynacho42 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You like strong female characters and coming-of-age stories? Read The Fault in our Stars, and/or Paper Towns., both by John Green.

u/pathologicalGenius · 2 pointsr/books

Sometime I like to imagine the lives of people before moderd media. I with more vocabulary and better able to adapt to the world. Only because they did not have all of these 'things' that surround us. I love the internet, but I know that I read more before it.

Sometimes i think, I belive that the world is heading for a future like the book Feed by M.T. Anderson. That would be sad.

u/Lambboy · 2 pointsr/WTF

That's my problem. I read to much to fast.

I often times read a authors 20 years of work in a few weeks and then have to wait two years for another release. Which sucks.

I finished The Knife of Never Letting Go on Friday as well so I ordered the next two in the series. The tracking number says they will be here tomorrow.

For me the search for a new and talented author is by far the most frustrating and also rewarding part of reading.

Thankfully I have the internet to aid me in the search.

u/sstrader · 2 pointsr/reddit.com

Well then, let the corporations whose products you use pay for your doctors' bills in order to assure they have a customer in the future!

(Thanks to a previous Reddit thread, I've read (and recommend) Feed.)

u/digitalyss · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I've been wanting to read this for a while, it sounds like it would totally be my kind of thing! Plus, it's $5.28 on sale for eReader (I read on Kindle App).

u/montereyo · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I suggest China Mieville's UnLunDun. It's fun, light, and almost Harry Potteresque.

u/thebonelessone · 13 pointsr/Fantasy

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Diana Wynne Jones yet. The Chrestomanci Series is an ideal starting point.

u/gingeryarns · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

I'm not sure which book in the series, but that sounds like The Chronicles of Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones?

u/fierywords · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Here are some suggestions that might work:

Eleanor & Park

The 100-Year-Old-Man Who...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

It really depends on where your taste overlaps.

u/baddspellar · 0 pointsr/pics

You and Obaday Fing (from Un Lun Dun) would make a nice couple.

u/jettivonaviska · 3 pointsr/funny

True facts. 25 years old and reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

u/shniggzz · 2 pointsr/trees

Looks like this guy token up!

u/thegurl · 1 pointr/zombies

The Forest of Hands and Teeth. It's a YA novel, but it totally gave me weird dreams while I was reading it. Creepy as hell. I bought the sequel but haven't brought myself to read it yet.

Also, Infected: A Novel. Pretty atmospheric, although not amazing. I think it would work better as a movie than a book, which is a rare thing.

u/swiffervsnarwhals · 2 pointsr/whatsthatbook

Sounds a lot like The Forest of Hands and Teeth with a few slight differences.

u/shorinbb · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ok, I have The Giver on my book wishlist. You can buy it used for 4.89 with 3.99 shipping making it 8.88!

u/wronginthemiddle · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Reapers Are The Angels.

Summary: Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.

The style is pretty Southern gothic, sort of like Cormac McCarthy at times. If that doesn't bug you, you might like it. I loved this book.

Also, possibly the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness. Some people like it, some don't. I haven't read it so take a peek at the Amazon "look inside" view and see what you think.

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Chaos Walking #1.

Enjoy!

u/starsignfour · 2 pointsr/horrorlit

The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a YA zombie novel that is one of the best horror books I’ve read in that genre adult or YA.

It is what I usually hand to my YA/preteen patrons when they ask for horror refs at my library. It’s the first in a trilogy.

u/ThaBenMan · 1 pointr/beards

I really want this picture to show up in one of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children books.

u/ErDiCooper · 1 pointr/Fantasy

Wearing the Cape, by Marion G. Harmon

Full disclosure, I haven't actually read it yet, but I was browsing amazon last night, discovered it (and the rest of the series) and was super into what I was reading about it.

u/angelskiss2007 · 1 pointr/wikipedia

The book Feed was one that I absolutely hated reading for a class, as the style of writing was atrocious, and then I realized...that was the point. It's a pretty short book, and a really interesting reality to consider.

Edit: Amazon link for the curious

u/angelworks · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The problem is that she probably hasn't found the right genre yet that interests her. Schools are absolutely horrible at this sort of thing, so she probably thinks all books are like the ones they make her read at school.

So go back to basics. Introduce her to Nancy Drew (mystery), Babysitter's Club (random social life), Alanna: The First Adventure (Girl power fantasy), Dealing with Dragons (more sort of straight up fantasy that's not to long), etc.

That and there are some amazing comics out there. Take her to a comic shop and have her look around.