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message 501: by Hanih (new)

Hanih Harry Potter!!!...


message 502: by Leslie (last edited May 27, 2012 07:48AM) (new)

Leslie Haha this is completely off the whole Twilight/Harry Potter books 'war' going on but I'm thinking Lightning Thief ;) I find this book to be a more fit pick for young readers than, say, Harry Potter because even though it's fictitious, it has mythology that a young adult learns in school; when I was reading the book for the first time, I was also reading Odysseus, a Greek mythology epic poem, in my English class. My teacher informed us that it was a required part of the curriculum. Young adults have a contemporary fiction story of a boy with familiar problems of ADHD and Dyslexia, but is also the son of a Greek God; they get a mythology lesson without realizing it, really. I've read all three, HP, Twilight, & Percy Jackson, and I'm an HP fan to the end, but for young readers, I think Lightning thief would be a more appropriate book.


message 503: by Hollycat (new)

Hollycat FORCE - Shawna Logue
For something that's new, in a similar genre to the series: Twilight, LOTR, Hunger Games and Divergent, and is well written, try Shawna Logue's 'Force'. She's published 3 books in the series, so far, and I understand she's just finished the 4th and is getting ready to publish it online. Get them at 99 cents each on Amazon before the price goes up!


message 504: by Katherine (new)

Katherine I SO HATE TWILIGHT!!!!!


message 505: by Katherine (new)

Katherine ...But i love dolphins


message 506: by Katherine (new)

Katherine :)


message 507: by Emily (new)

Emily Twilight sucks pottter all the way!


message 508: by Lakshey (new)

Lakshey Wheres hunger games?????
It sure is awesome....


message 509: by Felicity (new)

Felicity The Mighty Katara wrote: "Felicity wrote: "No way! the best book is Hunger Games"

Seriously? That's the best book you could think of?"


yes ;)


message 510: by Latavia (new)

Latavia im a fan of hunger games and because of winn dixie


message 511: by Emily (new)

Emily T. Avreyna wrote: "Harry Potter is soooooooooo much better than twilight! Harry Potter has an amazing storyline and J.K Rowling IS a talented author. In twilight all the characters are overly desperate and have absol..."

Maybe you should GET A LIFE!!!!!! How would you feel if someone like your husband (if you even have one) walked out of your life without telling you ANYTHING!!!! You should try it sometime (if it hasn't happened already)!!!!!!!! I would feel sorry if I was a guy and married to you. I love Harry Potter but the Twilight saga is an infinity times better.


message 512: by Emily (new)

Emily T. Shwetika wrote: "well..... I am a supporter of twilight.. a huge fan of it actualy."

Thanks for supporting the believers!!!!!


message 513: by Jessie (new)

Jessie I thought this was a YA list? Why is there Dr. Seuss on here?


message 514: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Yeah, sure I've read the twilight books, and they were okay, but come on people, it's getting old. I never get sick of my favorite books. That's why twilight isn't a favorite.


message 515: by Eman (new)

Eman Karmi i read both of books , i think harry potter is waaaayyy better but in twilight it doesn't contain a main subject and it was a little bit boring and stupid :)


message 516: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Shelley wrote: "I am a 7th great language arts teacher ... I have read GABOODLES of great books, all of which are in my classroom library - as a matter of fact - probably 97% of the list above. I have the followin..."

You should check out The Guardian's Playlist by J. Powell Ogden (first novel and first in a series) My girls loved it!


message 517: by Felicity (new)

Felicity Anna wrote: "Clarence :P wrote: "Why are all the Twilight books on here?
They're the worst books I've ever read!"

if theyre so bad why did you read them?"


But they're actually bad u.u the only character i liked was Jacob u.u


message 518: by Felicity (new)

Felicity Latavia wrote: "im a fan of hunger games and because of winn dixie"

Yes damn! the HG is the best saga ever


message 519: by Marina (new)

Marina Miranda wrote: "My favorite author is Maggie Stiefvater. She writes alot of books. She writes my favorite book called Shiver. It reminds you of Twilight, but waay better. I'm looking forward to the sequel coming o..."

im so so so, totally wiht u!!!! the shiver series r the best and r so amazing!!! ahhh! i read those series when i was 11(im 12 now) and i remember every detail and am waiting for any new books by the author or a sequel!!!! go maggie!


message 520: by Maryn (new)

Maryn Leichtnam Okay, in reference to the huge Harry Potter/Twilight debate above, you all need to get over it. I have read them both multiple times and they are both amazing YA books. Probably some of my favorites. I don't understand why there needs to be a huge fight over which one is better. Grow up people.


message 521: by Joellefriedman (new)

Joellefriedman love twilight. has anyone read shadow falls novels by cc hunter


message 522: by Sydrian (new)

Sydrian Sharpe Shwetika wrote: "well..... I am a supporter of twilight.. a huge fan of it actualy."

same as much as i hated the movies cuz lets edmit they kinda sucked- im a huge fan of the books no stories perfect nor are the choices characters make thats what makes them human


message 523: by Joellefriedman (new)

Joellefriedman the books are way better but at some parts they can get kinda boring


message 524: by Star (new)

Star “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.” - Stephen King


message 525: by Joellefriedman (new)

Joellefriedman true... but...


message 526: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Lee wrote: "Kj wrote: "Maya wrote: "Harry Pottor all the way!"

I'm with you Maya!!!"

Agreed :) Harry potter is lifee !"


Shelley wrote: "Harry Potter is an AWESOME series - but Twilight is equally so. There is a lot of action and romance that holds a readers attention."

I LOVE Harry Potter! It's my favorite series!!!!!


message 527: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Christina wrote: "I can't believe Twilight has more votes than Harry Potter. That is just wrong."

I know!!!!


message 528: by Liz (new)

Liz Carol wrote: "OMG am I the only adult who hates Harry Potter? As someone who also had to teach it I can say it has no merit whatsoever."

I wouldn't say I hate it, but even the author of the story knows it shouldn't be taught in school.


message 529: by Magic (new)

Magic Ugh, Twilight sucks. Is Percy Jackson even a young adult book?


message 530: by Magic (new)

Magic Go ERAGON!!!


message 531: by Cindy (new)

Cindy go harry potter!!


message 532: by Justine (new)

Justine Morrison John Marsden, The Tomorrow Series. Seriously guys, how not ONE of them is in the top 20, I have NO IDEA.


message 533: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Love Harry Potter Series and The Hunger Games Trilogy!!!!


message 534: by Marissa (last edited Jul 16, 2012 06:58AM) (new)

Marissa A lot of these books are truly awful! [Island of the blue dolphins, Tuck everlasing] So what qualifies them...?
And I always thought that the Host was an adult because it says "Adult"
Some of these books are NOT for 12-17 yr olds....
And when we read Romeo and Juliet in 7th grade, maybe 2 people liked it. Classics are not commonly enjoyed by teens.


message 535: by Dabin (new)

Dabin I'm 14 years old and I really enjoyed Huckelberry Finn, The Three Musketeers, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and other classics. I think teens don't read a lot of classics because their parents keep pestering them to read them, and as a teen, we like to do the opposite of what they say.


message 536: by Dabin (new)

Dabin Jessie wrote: "I thought this was a YA list? Why is there Dr. Seuss on here?"

Teens can still enjoy the brilliance of Dr. Suess. I know I do.


message 537: by Dabin (new)

Dabin sorry, Seuss


message 538: by Dabin (new)

Dabin Leslie wrote: "Haha this is completely off the whole Twilight/Harry Potter books 'war' going on but I'm thinking Lightning Thief ;) I find this book to be a more fit pick for young readers than, say, Harry Potter..."

I think the Percy Jackson series is way to repetitive. When a new character finds out that he/she is a demigod they are ALWAYS shocked. They're always like "ohmygod i can't believe this! Both my parents are human!" and it gets tiresome. His other books are like that too. All his non Percy Jackson books are carbon copies of his Percy Jackson series.

The Twilight series is ridiculous. Isabella Swan, what kind of name is that? The reason why our society looks down at teenagers dating older people is not because they look old but because they ARE old. Alos, the description of Bella Swan is like Stephanie Meyer's twin.

Harry Potter is on the other hand, brilliant. No other words to describe it.

If any of you haven't read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I recommend it. It's not a cancer book, but cancer plays a part in the story.


message 539: by Dabin (new)

Dabin Felicity wrote: "The Mighty Katara wrote: "Felicity wrote: "No way! the best book is Hunger Games"

Seriously? That's the best book you could think of?"

yes ;)"


The Fault in Our Stars and Harry Potter all the way!!!!!
DFTBA


message 540: by Dabin (new)

Dabin mariposa wrote: "Christina wrote: "I can't believe Twilight has more votes than Harry Potter. That is just wrong."

i know right"


What do they see in it??? Do they read it just to fantasize about having Edward Cullen as their boyfriend? Come on, He's not even good looking. It's just the people who magnify his looks.


message 541: by Dabin (new)

Dabin Rose wrote: "Avreyna wrote: "Harry Potter is soooooooooo much better than twilight! Harry Potter has an amazing storyline and J.K Rowling IS a talented author. In twilight all the characters are overly desperat..."

Who wants to date a guy who sparkles in the sun and is 100 something years old?


message 542: by Marissa (new)

Marissa Dabin wrote: "I'm 14 years old and I really enjoyed Huckelberry Finn, The Three Musketeers, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and other classics. I think teens don't read a lot of classics bec..."

Sorry for not clarifying- I meant like Shakespeare and old stuff (in general). The writing is hard to understand, and many teens who don't enjoy reading, but are forced to read those are just turned off reading! It's sad.
We should be able to read books with more relatable topics. Shakespeare and other classic writers (e.g. Steinbeck) have done more harm to literature than good, in my opinion!


message 543: by The Mighty Katara (new)

The Mighty Katara Marissa wrote: "Dabin wrote: "I'm 14 years old and I really enjoyed Huckelberry Finn, The Three Musketeers, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and other classics. I think teens don't read a lot o..."

How on earth can you say that? I'm not a Shakespeare fan by any means, but to say he's done more harm than good, is just plain stupid. His plays have influenced so many modern works that you take for granted.

Take Twilight for instance. This unrequited dramatic love between two teenagers, who are determined to be together no matter who stands in their way. Sounds a lot like Romeo and Juliet to me. What about you?

Shakespeare's plots have influenced so many other works as well. And his works may seem a little outdated and not "hip" enough, but he was fairly hip and modern for his time. I read King Lear a while back, and found it was rather applicable and relatable to me anyway. It was a story about wishing to be flattered and how people will use even their own families, which still happen today. To say Shakespeare is unrelatable is like the people who say that modern literature isn't worth anything. Both are wrong statements with little evidence to back them up.


message 544: by Justine (new)

Justine Morrison Seriously recommend The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden. Best YA books out there besides Harry Potter, of course.


message 545: by Marissa (new)

Marissa The Mighty Katara wrote: "Marissa wrote: "Dabin wrote: "I'm 14 years old and I really enjoyed Huckelberry Finn, The Three Musketeers, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and other classics. I think teens do..."


Twilight. I despise twilight. I despise the movie and all the hype and everything. It is torturous. So that doesn't give me any more faith in Shakespeare. Anyway I'll leave it at this [I don't want this to be an argument] : You believe he's done good, I don't. That's fine.
Have a nice day. Enjoy reading


message 546: by The Mighty Katara (new)

The Mighty Katara Marissa wrote: "The Mighty Katara wrote: "Marissa wrote: "Dabin wrote: "I'm 14 years old and I really enjoyed Huckelberry Finn, The Three Musketeers, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and other ..."

Well, whether you despise Twilight or not, it's undeniable that Shakespeare has influenced at least half the writers of today. Even if they don't realize it, they are somewhat borrowing his plots. I don't knoe about Steinbeck, because I never read any of his books, but my sister said he was pretty good. I'm not sure about that one.

I don't want to fight either, but if you asked several people, most would agree with me that Shakespeare has done a lot of good for literature.

A much-saddened-Katara out


message 547: by Jessie (new)

Jessie Dabin wrote: "Jessie wrote: "I thought this was a YA list? Why is there Dr. Seuss on here?"

Teens can still enjoy the brilliance of Dr. Suess. I know I do."


I enjoy Dr. Suess too. I simply meant that this list is for books in the Young Adult category. Dr. Seuss is enjoyable no matter what your age, but YA books, such as what this list is for, are enjoyable for teenagers and a few adults.


message 548: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jul 17, 2012 02:07PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Pippi Longstocking (no. 61) is not exactly for young adults. More for younger children, I'd say.
Pride and prejudice (no. 82) was not written for young adults either, it is an adult novel, not a young adult novel...

I've seen quite a number of others [Romeo and Juliet (no 91), 1984 (no. 93), and so on] that shouldn't be on this list, really, as the description cleary states these books should be written for young adults, "roughly between the ages of 12 and 17".


message 549: by Aliza (new)

Aliza I'm not being absurd and saying that all twilight fans should go die, etc. but would like to express my opinion on the matter.

Though there are fictional monsters and magic and such, I think that the story should be believable in terms of social dynamics, behaviors,etc.

1)Harry Potter is pretty realistic socially-for one, the main characters are not portrayed as pretty much the only ones in the universe. Other people exist. Other people have important things happening in their lives. Like they should. Hermione and Ron are secretly in love with each other, which is hinted to or talked about in every book. SNAPE, for gods sake. Forever in love with Lily. Awwh. BASICALLY, people exist.
In Twilight, however, Bella hardly interacts with anyone but the Cullens. Anything said or done by anyone other than Edward or his family is obviously irrelevant. It is clear to Bella that everyone else is shallow, unimportant, and nothing major that they feel or experience is in the books. Personally I think that since other people had to exist, Meyer used them as a contrast-pathetic caricatures to make Edward seem all the more perfect.
2)in Twilight, Bella, the new girl all of a sudden is the true love of all of the guys in town? Including Edward Cullen, who "doesn't date" and happened to be in the same high school in a remote town on the upper west coast as his blood singer or whatever you call it. Lucky girl. Totally realistic.
In Harry Potter, Harry is awkward and not extraordinarily handsome. His status as the Chosen One is only related to a specific Dark Wizard. He's not Chosen by G-d or anything. His wand, though powerful against He-who-must-not-be-named has no exceptional powers against anyone else. Harry is special in relation to a few things but not EVERYTHING. He has a life. He falls in love a couple times. He befriends and loses a house-elf.
3)Twilight did not introduce the concept of soul mates. Which is fine, but that being said, when dating a guy for a short period of time, after said guy leaves, it shouldn't create such a gaping chest wound in the girl. She didn't really even know anything about him. He was handsome. They kissed a few times. Her reaction was extremely unhealthy.
4)Forgot to mention-emotional realism? A guy you just met climbs through your window to watch you sleep at night and is deciding whether or not he's going to kill you. You respond by....falling in love with him? Frankly most people would be freaked out.

Sorry bye the way-did not edit this, probably sloppy and difficult to understand.

5)Harry's love life? NORMAL! Falls in love with a pretty, older girl. Weak at the knees when she smiles at him or says hi or whatever. Eventually they get together. They break up. Harry realizes he has feeling s for his best friend's sister who's been crushing on him for ages, though she's gone through a few boyfriends herself, having given up on Harry. Harry works it out with Ron. He and Ginny get together. Turns out they really love each other. Practically what with him putting her in danger and leaving to stop Voldy, etc, they break up. He leaves.

TONS MORE BELIEVABLE!


I'm blanking on what else i was going to say, but...yeah.


message 550: by Aliza (new)

Aliza (also, I feel nothing for the Twilight characters. when Fred dies in the HP book, however, I cry every time. Also the princes tale was done amazingly in the movie and i cried then, too.)


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