Teen Read '09 Books

  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart Evernight, by Claudia Gray Graceling, by Kristin CashoreThe Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Impossible, by Nancy Werlin The Inkheart Trilogy, by Cornelia Funke Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow Nation, by Terry Pratchett Paper Towns, by John Green Savvy, by Ingrid Law What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell

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This book was amazing. I heard so many echoes of 9/11 in it & warnings of what could happen--very disturbing. I hope we have a lot of w1n5t0ns that would fight for our freedoms, but with the Patriot Act I saw too many people willing to give up freedoms in exchange for hypothetical government protection... Took me awhile before I got the Little Brother/Big Brother (George Orwell) reference. Lot of layers in this book. I have very little skill with computers, but I admire those who do. This author impressed the heck out of me--I hope it becomes a classic like Orwell's.

This book had a very realistic element to it, which was terrifying. I loved the tech parts, even though I knew NOTHING about tech before this book. I thought there was a great balance of adventure and fighting the government in this book, but also very real people-elements, such as romance and friendship. I recommend this book very highly!

I LOVED this book! Like both posters above noted, it is truly frightening how realistic it is, but also hopeful. The idea that teenagers can band together to make the world a better and safer place is inspiring. I want to learn how to hack my x-box!

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