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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What a great heroine - she knows who she is and what she wants and is not too scared to stand up for herself. Great book!

This book is one of the few teen novels that has a strong female heroine who is not going to give up her beliefs or sense of self for a boy. I believe Kasta provides a truly good role model for teens.

I also enjoyed this book because romance is such a small part of it. There are all the aspects of a great fantasy here, without being boring or similar to anything I've read.

I highly recommend this book!

I agree--I love strong female characters... (like most of Tamora Pierce's books, Sabriel by Garth Nix and Princess Academy...) Do you have any other favorite female book characters you would recommend?

I am a teacher and read this as part of our school effort to support student reading. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a fun and engaging read that I didn't put down once I started reading. After completing the book I even went on-line on the library's web sit and requested the next book - Caching Fire. It came out September 1st and I hope to get it soon. I recommended this book to 2 9th grade students (including my son) and they both really enjoyed reading it.

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