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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I had heard a lot of buzz on this book on my YALSA list-serv, and checked it out from my local library. I couldn't put it down! The cover jacket sounds a little salacious and cheesy--young love, heroes of war, that sort of thing. But you really join Evie on her path to adulthood, and the book takes you much more in depth than the jacket leads you to believe. A great read!

A great read indeed! Even though I knew there would be more to Peter Coleridge than just being a "good guy" on the scene when he first appeared, I liked how the story played out & the ever-building sense of suspense!

And of course, I love the historical fiction aspect of the story.

This book is amazing I love how the charectors interactions seemed so real! It really stands out by the flow of the plot. Although it was somewhat disturbing, I really enjoyed the charectors and how I could relate to the charectors. The author is so good at writing descriptively that it feels like you are really there.
I would recomend this book to anyone who isn't affraid to be a little scared.

I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was very interesting and exciting. Judy Blundell is such a good author. I would definetly read more of her books, and i would also recommend this book very much!!!

This book was a slow starter and I wondered what all the buzz was about at first. However, it did pick up significantly as the story progressed. Overall though, I wasn't overly impressed...maybe because I had just finished Jellicoe Road and loved that book!


I'm interested in your comment about Jellicoe Road. Can you elaborate>? Were their elements that were the same in both books? What makes you say that Jellicoe Road was a better read/story than What I saw .... just curious!

Really, it's that good. I read the first 3 chapters and didn't like it. I disliked it so much I abandoned it.

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