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August 2014 Book Discussion > Young Adult Fiction

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Carnegie-Stout Public Library (carnegie_stout) | 68 comments Mod
Our August Book Discussion poll had a tie, so we'll have two discussion threads this month! Check out something new (or new to you!) from the world of Young Adult Fiction, and share your thoughts here.


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Sarah S (sarah_elsewhere) | 83 comments Mod
If you're not sure where to start with Young Adult, we've discussed a few YA titles in past months here. I've also gathered a short list of YA titles recently recommended by staff of Carnegie-Stout:

Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce Terrier A fast-paced mix of magic and police procedural.

When We Wake (When We Wake, #1) by Karen Healey When We Wake An environmental dystopia set in future Australia

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier Team Human A creative and playful exploration of recent trends in vampire romance.

Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, #1) by Martin Leicht Mothership A funny story about teen pregnancy and alien invaders set on a school orbiting the planet.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Eleanor & Park Two misfit teens fall in love for the first time in 1980s Nebraska.


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Andrea | 12 comments I read Eleanor and Park because I am a fan of the author, but it also fit in with our theme for this month. I thought it was cute when two teenagers fall in love and will do anything for the other... oh, to be young and in love!


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Charleen (charleenlynette) I'd meant to get to this sooner, especially because it was the perfect mix of both themes for August - YA and suspense - but last week I finally read I Hunt Killers. It was surprisingly good. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


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Sarah S (sarah_elsewhere) | 83 comments Mod
Charleen wrote: "I'd meant to get to this sooner, especially because it was the perfect mix of both themes for August - YA and suspense - but last week I finally read I Hunt Killers. It was surprisi..."

Your timing is actually very good as it's now Banned Books Week, and I Hunt Killers is on the list of Challenged Titles for 2013. It was removed from the Crawford County middle School library "because the book deals with complex issues teenagers confront."


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Charleen (charleenlynette) Oh, no, not complex issues! *clutches pearls*

Glad to see my procrastination paid off in some way.


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