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Teenage Musings / July 23, 2013

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Today as part of the Teenage Musings feature, Jack has kindly compiled his top ten favourite YA books to share with us. I’m a bit shamed to say that I haven’t read a lot of these, but I think I will now with Jack’s recommendation. Now, onto the list!

Top Ten Books

Favourite Young Adult

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1. Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
I read this only recently and it has become my favourite novel I’ve ever read! It is beautifully written, and the characters are gutsy and brilliant! I loved everything about this novel, and in my opinion, it’s perfection. Vikki Wakefield is one of my new favourite authors and I can’t wait to read more from her. Friday Brown is a must read for everyone!

2. Divergent (series) by Veronica Roth
Divergent and Insurgent are two thrilling novels by Veronica Roth. I fell in love as soon as I started reading! I did enjoy Insurgent more than Divergent, but they’re both great novels. The idea of the story line is so unique. I (along with a million other people) am really excited for the final in the series, Allegiant, to be released in October! I am very intrigued to see how Roth will end such a popular series!

3. Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Eve & Adam is such a fun novel! I was gripping as well as humorous. I loved the witty characters and the unpredictable story line. I could definitely read Eve & Adam again and again.

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4. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is such a brilliant writer. Coraline is such a unique novel and I was hooked from start to finish. I loved this chilling tale and I could read it again and again! I really recommend this novel and all by Neil Gaiman.

5. Gone (series) by Michael Grant
Michael Grant is brilliant at creeping people out with the Gone series. It is quite a long series (six books) but I loved every moment of Gone as I was reading it. The characters are so relatable. I was so lucky to be able to meet Michale Grant and ask him a good few questions! He is such a great writer and I can’t wait to see what else he comes up with!

6. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Monument 14 is a really exciting novel and I couldn’t put it down once I started it. The sequel, Sky On Fire, has just been released, so I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Emmy Laybourne is a great writer and I’m so bald I came across Monument 14. I recommend it to everyone who loves a good apocalyptic novel.

7. Cracks by Caroline Green
I just finished Cracks and I enjoyed it so much! I love Caroline Green’s writing style. I just found out that there’s going to be a sequel, so I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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8. Nowhere by Jon Robinson
Nowhere is such a gripping novel. It is Jon Robinson’s debut and it’s a must read for any mystery fans. I couldn’t put it down and I was very intrigued by ten mysterious story line. I can’t believe I have to wait until next year for the sequel!

9. Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
This an old favourite of mine, and a book that really got me into reading. I felt so connected to the characters and I fell in love with the whole setting and idea of the novel. I have been a fan of Sophie McKenzie ever since!

10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I loved this classic dystopian. It was the feeling I had while reading it that really made me love this novel. The setting is chillingly realistic! I can’t wait to continue with the series and see what else Lois Lowry has in store!
 

Do you agree with Jack? Are any of these your favourites too? Please sound out in the comments below!

6 Responses to Teenage Musings: Jack’s Top Ten YA Books

  1. Eveline says:

    I've only read Divergent and Gone of these books, but the others sound awesome! I will definitely check them out, thanks for the suggestions.
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  2. SnugglingontheSofa says:

    I haven't read any of these apart from the first in the Gone series. Have heard varying things about Nowhere and Eve and Adam, but glad you liked them!
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  3. I love Divergent! It's definitely one of my favourite YA books ever. I just got a copy of Monument 14, so seeing it on your list makes me really excited to read it. I'll definitely have to check out the other books you've mentioned.
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