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Thursday, October 4, 2012

31 Days::: What do you read next?:::Young Adult Picks

So what should you read after you've read all of those popular mainstream books? 

This is the question that stumps most middle/high school kids - especially those that are reluctant readers.

{please keep in mind that my middle school list feels a little rusty to me...five years in an elem school will do that to you!}

Since Twilight hit it big, there have been a slew of other vampire books on the market.  One of my favorites has been this one...

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side The characters and story were very different from Twilight, but still had that vampire edge.  (There was also a sequel released this year!)

Looking for a strong female protagonist but not a vampire book?  I think you should try either of these...  (my middle school students loved them and both of my girls have read and loved them - and I did too!)
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Ally Carter)
Spy Goddess (Michael Spradlin)

For those older readers (middle school +), after they finish Harry Potter or The Lightning Thief, they should definitely give this series a try...

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel  I was completely entranced by the first three books in the series.

Ready for something to follow The Hunger Games?  Give Neal Shusterman's Unwind a go! 

Tomorrow I think we'll be ready for some adult reads.  While I loved reading YA with my middle school students, there were times when I felt like, I can only deal with teenage angst for so long and then I would be dying for something more adult.  Not adult, but you know, adult. 

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