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Best Young Adult

Members: 89 participating members (show all)

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2
59,637 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (1): YA, All Ages. Award-Winner. 1. It's a well-written, interesting and altogether compelling piece of historical fiction. 2. You can't live in America without reading it at least once. 3. If you love the movie (who didn't?), the book is even better. 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner. "Deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to Lee being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the United States for her contribution to literature in 2007. Lee has also been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees..." per Wikipedia. Simply the most outstanding & compelling read ever!… (more)

sturlington (13): Should be read by everyone, regardless of age.

3
99,527 members, 1,629 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Explanations:

barney67 (0): I don't see what the big deal is. An amalgam of ideas stolen from other authors. If you want mythology, read Tolkien. Or Homer. I read The Odyssey at 14. Now there's a story.… (more)

PitcherBooks (42): JF, YA, All Ages. Multiple award winner. The 1998 book that started it all, first & best of the 7-book series. Harry Potter learns he's to be a student wizard at Hogwarts and so escape his awful Muggle relatives. Despite the dire predicaments his new status brings him, he is buoyed up with new friends and a wizard mentor. If you read one, you'll end up reading them all ... Barney: There's nothing new under the sun.… (more)

4
69,436 members, 951 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), lipi (2), SunnySD (2), Jarandel (2), michaela_vy (3), justablondemoment (4), mattias_books (5), el_len (5), ahef1963 (6), longway (8), bethielouwho (8)11 more, ncgraham (9), SylviaC (11), meliarose (11), KimarieBee (12), aeleone (16), Peace2 (18), Quaisior (23), barney67 (29), eclecticdodo, merrystar, rretzler

Score: 54.74

Explanations:

barney67 (29): A great quest story, the oldest story of them all, and the introduction to the ring of power, another very old and timeless story.

5
82,226 members, 804 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: fitzgage (2), generalkala (2), kara.shamy (3), michaela_vy (4), auroraejade (4), bethielouwho (4), JqnOC (4), enrique_molinero (4), LisaMaria_C (4), el_len (6), ahef1963 (8)11 more, guyalice (8), pwaites (11), Dilara86 (12), ncgraham (13), Peace2 (14), susiesharp (17), sturlington (20), rretzler, eclecticdodo, Herenya, merrystar

Thumbs down: barney67, _Zoe_, Quaisior

Score: 48.07

6
28,874 members, 1,367 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: SCrumrine (1), bestem (1), keeneam (2), maureenreads (3), justablondemoment (3), _Zoe_ (3), ahef1963 (5), bethielouwho (6), trisarahdactyl (6), guyalice (7), pwaites (13)5 more, aeleone (14), sturlington (21), susiesharp (24), amysisson, eclecticdodo

Score: 42.76

7
28,113 members, 730 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: lipi (4), sturlington (4), kara.shamy (5), SunnySD (6), StefanieGeeks (7), kiwiflowa (7), Quaisior (8), SylviaC (9), ahef1963 (11), guyalice (12), bethielouwho (13)7 more, codewell (14), aeleone (17), PitcherBooks (26), YellowHedgehog, merrystar, rretzler, meliarose

Score: 40.9

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (26): YA, All Ages. 1962 Multiple Award Winner. SF&F classic. Loved this as a kid. Still do. First and best of the four book series.

8
12,801 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: NareHon (1), aulsmith (1), kara.shamy (2), ahef1963 (4), generalkala (6), SylviaC (6), Quaisior (6), Dilara86 (7), Peace2 (11), bethielouwho (11), meliarose (17)5 more, sturlington (23), LisaMaria_C (27), rretzler, merrystar, Herenya

Score: 39.75

9
28,230 members, 612 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
10
11,001 members, 594 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Jasmeen_Bains (1), CristinaPoole (1), codewell (2), maureenreads (4), SunnySD (4), Dilara86 (4), auroraejade (6), bestem (10), KimarieBee (11), aeleone (15), pwaites (16)5 more, ahef1963 (21), sturlington (26), LisaMaria_C (42), Herenya, meliarose

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 37.93

11
17,904 members, 863 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: fgjohnson (1), keeneam (1), el_len (2), trisarahdactyl (4), guyalice (5), kiwiflowa (5), bestem (6), enrique_molinero (7), ahef1963 (9), sturlington (24), Peace2 (32)3 more, Moomin_Mama, amysisson, meliarose

Score: 37.03

12
32,517 members, 1,849 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: kesser (1), KimarieBee (1), whiteknight50 (2), pwaites (2), SqueakyChu (3), keeneam (3), _Zoe_ (5), guyalice (13), ahef1963 (16), bethielouwho (16), sturlington (25)3 more, Peace2 (35), meliarose, foggidawn

Score: 36.86

13
81,120 members, 795 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: el_len (3), fitzgage (3), LisaMaria_C (3), kara.shamy (4), michaela_vy (5), JqnOC (6), bethielouwho (7), guyalice (9), enrique_molinero (10), ahef1963 (12), MikeBriggs (13)8 more, Dilara86 (14), Peace2 (15), ncgraham (18), susiesharp (18), Herenya, eclecticdodo, rretzler, merrystar

Thumbs down: lipi, barney67, _Zoe_, Quaisior

Score: 36.08

14
75,552 members, 1,407 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: ellezze (1), generalkala (3), el_len (4), fitzgage (4), michaela_vy (6), kara.shamy (6), JqnOC (7), MikeBriggs (8), bethielouwho (9), guyalice (11), ahef1963 (13)7 more, ncgraham (14), Peace2 (17), susiesharp (20), eclecticdodo, Herenya, rretzler, merrystar

Thumbs down: lipi, barney67, _Zoe_, Quaisior

Score: 34.83

15
7,358 members, 257 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: whiteknight50 (1), elkiedee (1), LisaMaria_C (2), kiwiflowa (3), susiesharp (3), auroraejade (5), guyalice (6), ahef1963 (10), ncgraham (10), Dilara86 (16), Peace2 (33)2 more, Herenya, merrystar

Score: 34.33

16
7,800 members, 518 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)
17
79,377 members, 716 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: fitzgage (5), JqnOC (5), LisaMaria_C (5), michaela_vy (7), kara.shamy (7), enrique_molinero (9), el_len (10), guyalice (10), bethielouwho (12), Dilara86 (13), ahef1963 (14)7 more, ncgraham (17), susiesharp (19), Peace2 (23), eclecticdodo, Herenya, rretzler, merrystar

Thumbs down: lipi, barney67, _Zoe_, Quaisior

Score: 31.43

18
18,675 members, 443 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: SCrumrine (2), _Zoe_ (2), aulsmith (2), codewell (3), kiwiflowa (6), michaela_vy (8), generalkala (8), el_len (9), Jarandel (9), MikeBriggs (10), LisaMaria_C (39)2 more, rretzler, merrystar

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks

Score: 30.53

19
31,213 members, 1,566 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
20
78,870 members, 730 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: JqnOC (3), enrique_molinero (3), codewell (4), fitzgage (7), kara.shamy (8), michaela_vy (10), bethielouwho (15), guyalice (15), ncgraham (15), ahef1963 (22), Peace2 (25)4 more, eclecticdodo, rretzler, Herenya, merrystar

Thumbs down: barney67, _Zoe_, Quaisior

Score: 27.37

21
15,968 members, 1,244 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (2), StefanieGeeks (4), generalkala (4), codewell (5), maureenreads (6), fitzgage (8), justablondemoment (8), Bduke (10), michaela_vy (11), SunnySD (11), meliarose (18)4 more, bethielouwho (18), el_len (19), foggidawn, Herenya

Thumbs down: sturlington, pwaites, PitcherBooks, barney67

Score: 27.19

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Just bad.

pwaites (0): Full of action, but over-hyped and ludicrous plot-line.

22
5,743 members, 81 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (2), Quaisior (2), SunnySD (5), auroraejade (7), bestem (7), el_len (8), susiesharp (8), Peace2 (13), ahef1963 (20), LisaMaria_C (46), merrystar

Score: 26.23

23
5,179 members, 107 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (1), SylviaC (1), Quaisior (1), bestem (3), pwaites (5), codewell (6), ncgraham (11), LisaMaria_C (30), foggidawn, merrystar, Herenya

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, barney67

Score: 25.54

24
34,882 members, 1,617 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
25
14,223 members, 503 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: daphneyj10 (1), SqueakyChu (5), longway (9), maureenreads (10), justablondemoment (11), Quaisior (17), bethielouwho (21), sturlington (28), ahef1963 (28), pwaites (49), amysisson1 more, Herenya

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 24.16

26
83,692 members, 812 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: JqnOC (2), kara.shamy (9), fitzgage (9), michaela_vy (13), el_len (15), Dilara86 (17), Peace2 (20), bethielouwho (20), sturlington (29), ahef1963 (38), eclecticdodo2 more, merrystar, rretzler

Thumbs down: barney67, Quaisior

Score: 22.98

27
31,790 members, 599 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Better for younger children

PitcherBooks (27): JF, YA, All Ages. 1950 BritLit fantasy adventure classic. Equally appealing to both boys & girls. The first and best of the somewhat uneven seven book Narnia series.… (more)

28
5,194 members, 180 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: SCrumrine (3), _Zoe_ (4), SylviaC (7), SunnySD (8), maureenreads (11), Quaisior (11), ncgraham (12), el_len (14), guyalice (14), pwaites (50), merrystar1 more, foggidawn

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, barney67, justablondemoment

Score: 20.38

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8,472 members, 199 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Jman8910 (1), Dilara86 (9), SunnySD (12), susiesharp (13), guyalice (18), pwaites (19), eclecticdodo, foggidawn, merrystar

Score: 20.06

30
5,121 members, 57 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (3), Quaisior (3), susiesharp (7), SunnySD (9), el_len (13), ahef1963 (26), Peace2 (28), LisaMaria_C (45), merrystar

Score: 19.63

31
19,406 members, 1,042 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: AliceFitz (1), Friederike.Geissler (2), mattias_books (9), maureenreads (9), fitzgage (11), el_len (12), bethielouwho (25), ahef1963 (52), meliarose

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 19.58

33
8,059 members, 326 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (7), Jarandel (8), Dilara86 (10), Quaisior (14), pwaites (18), ahef1963 (19), guyalice (19), meliarose, merrystar, foggidawn, Herenya

Thumbs down: sturlington, barney67

Score: 18.26

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5,999 members, 161 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: trisarahdactyl (1), _Zoe_ (1), codewell (9), el_len (18), Quaisior (27), YellowHedgehog, merrystar, Herenya

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 18.05

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16,510 members, 1,091 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), PitcherBooks (7), aeleone (21), bethielouwho (24), pwaites (25), sturlington (32), ahef1963 (34), Peace2 (43), meliarose

Score: 17.62

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (7): YA, All Ages. 2008 Multiple Award Winner. BritLit, Fantasy. After his family is murdered, a baby is raised to boyhood by the departed denizens of the local graveyard. Interesting concept. Fun read. Equally appealing to boys & girls.… (more)

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2,717 members, 59 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: bestem (4), enrique_molinero (5), aulsmith (5), pwaites (8), Quaisior (9), codewell (10), el_len (16)

Score: 17.12

37
7,700 members, 162 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: auroraejade (8), ncgraham (21), bethielouwho (23), sturlington (33), ahef1963 (37), PitcherBooks (47), meliarose, rretzler, merrystar

Score: 16.48

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (47): YA, All Ages. 1958 Award Winner. Historical Fiction. Colonial Era, 1687 New England. 16 y/o orphan Katherine "Kit" Tyler leaves the relaxed and open Barbados islands to live with her aunt & uncle in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Superstitious Puritans immediately think her a witch for knowing how to swim. The strict and odd beliefs of the Puritans seem to continuously put Kit at risk for what would be non-issues for normal everyday peoples. A sometimes frightening culture clash. Excellent read!… (more)

38
5,792 members, 195 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cattnip172 (1), justablondemoment (10), Quaisior (16), ahef1963 (25), bethielouwho (28), sturlington (34), Moomin_Mama, amysisson, rretzler

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, barney67

Score: 16.14

39
16,845 members, 1,312 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: StefanieGeeks (3), keeneam (7), SylviaC (8), kara.shamy (10), codewell (11), amysisson, meliarose, foggidawn, Herenya

Thumbs down: reconditereader, generalkala

Score: 16.06

Explanations:

reconditereader (0): An Abundance of Katherines is better; this one is just manipulative

40
4,568 members, 30 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (4), Quaisior (4), el_len (17), susiesharp (23), Peace2 (29), ahef1963 (31), LisaMaria_C (44), merrystar

Score: 16.05

42
3,487 members, 166 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: aeleone (1), bestem (2), Quaisior (10), ncgraham (22), Herenya, foggidawn

Score: 15.2

43
4,304 members, 201 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: countrylife (1), Jman8910 (2), trisarahdactyl (5), keeneam (5), bethielouwho (19), meliarose

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 14.6

44
37,353 members, 580 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: nottherealina (1), longway (1), barney67 (4), SqueakyChu (8), kara.shamy (18), sturlington (35), ahef1963 (43)

Thumbs down: Peace2, merrystar

Score: 14.36

Explanations:

barney67 (4): A dead-on look at teen behavior because it's about all human behavior. The Hunger Games steals from it.

45
7,472 members, 259 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aeleone (2), Dilara86 (6), auroraejade (9), bestem (9), fitzgage (10), LisaMaria_C (32), ahef1963 (41)

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 14.05

46
9,893 members, 350 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: StefanieGeeks (1), SCrumrine (4), MikeBriggs (4), justablondemoment (7), trisarahdactyl (7), enrique_molinero (17), ncgraham (19), pwaites (20), Herenya (33)

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, guyalice, Quaisior, merrystar

Score: 14.02

47
5,047 members, 296 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: aeleone (3), Jman8910 (3), KimarieBee (7), SqueakyChu (14), ahef1963 (48), foggidawn

Score: 13.99

48
18,644 members, 408 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: Bduke (3), bethielouwho (22), ahef1963 (23), Quaisior (24), Herenya (30), rretzler, merrystar

Score: 13.85

49
11,517 members, 492 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: CapitalHackels (2), enrique_molinero (14), susiesharp (16), aeleone (22), ahef1963 (27), bethielouwho (30), YellowHedgehog

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 13.3

Explanations:

reconditereader (0): Didn't enjoy it as a teen, perhaps because I'm not a boy

50
13,096 members, 641 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: trisarahdactyl (3), SqueakyChu (6), ahef1963 (32), meliarose, amysisson, foggidawn

Score: 13.15

51
31,992 members, 445 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: barney67 (1), kara.shamy (11), longway (12), sturlington (36), PitcherBooks (44), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 13.09

Explanations:

barney67 (1): One of the top five American novels. American to the bone. You can read this at any age and look at it different ways.

PitcherBooks (44): JF, YA, All Ages. Historical fiction, 1884 classic adventure story. Sequel to Adventures of Tom Sawyer and just as entertaining. A favorite. Free ebook at Gutenberg.org.… (more)

52
8,267 members, 256 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (1), Friederike.Geissler (4), aeleone (6), Jarandel (6), pwaites (30), Herenya (34), merrystar

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, barney67

Score: 12.93

53
12,396 members, 355 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Grcelee (2), Jman8910 (5), SqueakyChu (7), ahef1963 (63), merrystar

Score: 11.54

54
32,678 members, 903 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: bestem (5), aeleone (7), codewell (13), longway (13), LisaMaria_C (18), sturlington (38), pwaites (44), ahef1963 (47), foggidawn, merrystar, rretzler

Thumbs down: lipi, barney67, PitcherBooks, Quaisior, enrique_molinero

Score: 11.47

Explanations:

barney67 (0): I didn't make it past page two. I don't see what all fuss is about. Watch Star Wars.

55
22,564 members, 260 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: barney67 (7), longway (10), kara.shamy (12), sturlington (37), PitcherBooks (43), ahef1963 (65)

Score: 11.45

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (43): JF, YA, All Ages. 1876 Historical fiction, classic adventure story that still thrills today. Tom Sawyer is an American icon! A favorite. Free ebook at Gutenberg.org.… (more)

56
4,091 members, 259 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: aeleone (5), StefanieGeeks (6), mattias_books (10), SunnySD (14), LisaMaria_C (36), Herenya, meliarose

Thumbs down: reconditereader, barney67

Score: 11.02

57
13,664 members, 466 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Grcelee (1), SCrumrine (7), mattias_books (11), pwaites (12), ahef1963 (49), YellowHedgehog, meliarose

Thumbs down: aeleone, Peace2, PitcherBooks

Score: 10.84

58
6,334 members, 190 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SCrumrine (6), aeleone (8), Dilara86 (8), bestem (11), ahef1963 (42), LisaMaria_C (43)

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 10.64

59
16,817 members, 373 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: barney67 (3), lipi (5), kara.shamy (13), Peace2 (42), ahef1963 (54), merrystar

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 10.49

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Bah, humbug!

barney67 (3): The older I get, the more it means to me. A perfect story. No wasted words, no superfluous scenes. Not just good. Beautiful

60
1,782 members, 164 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: keristars (2), StefanieGeeks (5), foggidawn, Herenya

Score: 9.78

61
23,885 members, 422 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: lipi (6), SqueakyChu (10), barney67 (15), Peace2 (30), ahef1963 (57), merrystar

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 9.62

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Treacly and overly didactic.

62
2,976 members, 48 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Bduke (1), Herenya (31), ahef1963 (45), merrystar

Score: 8.86

63
1,293 members, 23 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: countrylife (3), Jman8910 (4), elkiedee (5)

Score: 8.54

64
701 members, 30 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (10), Moomin_Mama (10), Quaisior (13), Herenya

Score: 8.47

65
1,124 members, 95 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: SCrumrine (8), keeneam (10), SunnySD (18), foggidawn

Score: 8.44

66
19,909 members, 293 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
67
411 members, 10 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: Friederike.Geissler (3), pwaites (3), foggidawn

Score: 7.95

68
741 members, 64 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: SCrumrine (9), PitcherBooks (16), sturlington (62), foggidawn

Score: 7.6

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (16): YA, All Ages. 2006 Multiple Award Winner. Historical Fantasy. The plague comes to a rural medieval village. Ketarah bargains with Lord Death personified to save her family and friends. Oh, the magic and romance!… (more)

69
2,210 members, 152 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: PitcherBooks (13), justablondemoment (16), amysisson (17), sturlington (63)

Score: 7.5

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (13): YA, All Ages. 2000 Multiple Award Winner. An excellent & moving book. Fiction that tells the truth about modern day slavery from the eyes of a 13 year old girl. Based on the true stories of three young girls & former slaves. Highly recommended for all ages. Deserves every award it won! Definitely worth viewing this short vid: http://soldthemovie.com/… (more)

70
1,508 members, 73 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: SunnySD (13), Quaisior (21), foggidawn, Herenya, merrystar

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks

Score: 7.33

71
1,885 members, 54 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Bduke (8), Peace2 (31), ahef1963 (56), merrystar

Score: 7.16

72
20,294 members, 270 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Better for younger children.

73
2,723 members, 116 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: justablondemoment (9), Quaisior (12), sturlington (39), Moomin_Mama, meliarose

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, barney67

Score: 6.7

Explanations:

barney67 (0): I was 12 when my eccentric friend Charlie read this at the desk next to mine. He showed me the good parts. Moronic.

74
5,838 members, 120 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: keristars (3), Peace2 (5), Jarandel (5), aeleone (10)

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, barney67

Score: 6.64

75
9,272 members, 80 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (17), sturlington (40), ahef1963 (61), merrystar

Score: 6.61

76
4,019 members, 113 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4), Jarandel (11), PitcherBooks (41)

Score: 6.61

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (41): YA, All Ages. 2002 Multiple Award Winner. Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure. Feudal Japan. "The story of a 16 y/o orphaned & traumatized boy, Tomasu, who is taken under the wing of a professional assassin and a 15 y/o girl, Kaede, who has been held hostage for her family's good behavior for the past 8 years."… (more)

77
1,276 members, 34 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: PitcherBooks (20), Herenya (36), sturlington (64), merrystar

Score: 6.56

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (20): YA, All Ages. 1974 Multiple Award Winner. Historical Fantasy. The 'Tam Lin' legend retold [human kidnapped by & kept by the faerie]. Set in 16th century Elizabethan England. Very well done.… (more)

78
7,712 members, 620 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: susiesharp (9), sturlington (41), YellowHedgehog, rretzler

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 6.45

79
3,150 members, 29 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (10), Quaisior (26), YellowHedgehog, Herenya

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 6.45

80
7,061 members, 274 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: MikeBriggs (6), fitzgage (13), bethielouwho (27)

Score: 6.42

81
3,897 members, 23 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: barney67 (31), sturlington (42), ahef1963 (58), merrystar

Score: 6.34

82
1,045 members, 57 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: countrylife (2), elkiedee (4)

Score: 6.19

83
2,503 members, 266 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: keeneam (9), pwaites (17), foggidawn

Score: 6.15

84
11,371 members, 651 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: bethielouwho (5), justablondemoment (18), Herenya (35), foggidawn

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 6.13

85
8,265 members, 224 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), barney67 (5)

Score: 6.04

86
28,263 members, 421 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: aeleone (11), sturlington (15), PitcherBooks (36)

Score: 5.86

Explanations:

sturlington (15): Teens will enjoy reading it but it's an adult novel.

PitcherBooks (36): YA, All Ages. Multiple Award Winner. 1965 Sci-Fi Classic. First & best of the series. Skip the awful movie.

87
40,342 members, 396 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (3), barney67 (30), sturlington (44), ahef1963 (46)

Thumbs down: pwaites

Score: 5.84

Explanations:

pwaites (0): How is this Young Adult?

barney67 (30): I read it when I was 13. The story of the dangers of power is always relevant. A fun read if you can get past the mythology, the battle scenes, the silly names, the weird creatures.… (more)

88
16,161 members, 706 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: PitcherBooks (10), SqueakyChu (12), sturlington (65)

Score: 5.81

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (10): YA, All Ages. 2005 Multiple Award Winner. NF, Autobiography. The author and her siblings were raised in a severely dysfunctional family. Living proof that roses spring from dung heaps and we each have the ability to choose our own lives (eventually). An amazing & inspiring life.… (more)

89
956 members, 122 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Bduke (14), Herenya, foggidawn

Score: 5.81

90
8,786 members, 172 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: longway (6), sturlington (45), merrystar

Score: 5.72

91
39,141 members, 764 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (9), sturlington (12), PitcherBooks (37), merrystar

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 5.7

Explanations:

barney67 (0): Great book, but isn't about what you think it's about.

PitcherBooks (37): YA, All Ages. Multiple Award-Winner. 1953 SF&F Classic. One of Bradbury's best. Dystopia. Societal ban on all books with book burning as the solution. One of the few high school reading assignments that I adored!… (more)

92
5,088 members, 137 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: fitzgage (12), MikeBriggs (14), bethielouwho (26), ahef1963 (51)

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 5.49

93
37,313 members, 1,195 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (11), KimarieBee (13), sturlington (43), ahef1963 (67)

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks

Score: 5.26

94
4,442 members, 310 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: pwaites (4), Friederike.Geissler (5), SunnySD (28)

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 5.24

95
2,540 members, 16 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (18), LisaMaria_C (41), merrystar

Score: 5.15

96
3,272 members, 160 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: pwaites (21), Herenya (38), merrystar

Score: 5.1

97
1,376 members, 27 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: MikeBriggs (2), merrystar

Score: 4.99

98
1,215 members, 31 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: PitcherBooks (18), sturlington (66), merrystar

Score: 4.97

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (18): YA, All Ages. 1975 Fantasy adventure classic. Sirius, former guardian luminary of the Dog Star, is helped by Kathleen, the luminary Sol (our sun), and his own quick wits as he tracks a lost cosmic tool in order to regain his former status. An intricate and intriguing tale. [Generally I am not a Diana Wynne Jones fan but this book is excellent.]… (more)

99
9,738 members, 185 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: barney67 (23), Peace2 (40), sturlington (46)

Score: 4.95

Explanations:

barney67 (23): An introduction to logic.

100
7,607 members, 86 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (15), PitcherBooks (49), sturlington (67)

Score: 4.94

Explanations:

PitcherBooks (49): YA, All Ages. 1886 Historical Fiction, Adventure Classic. A "Boy's Novel" but girls enjoy it too. A favorite. Original Title: Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called ... R.L. Stevenson (Scotland, 1850-1894). Novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Greatly admired by his fellow authors and one of the most translated authors in the world. -wiki. Free ebook at Gutenberg.org.… (more)

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