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Engelsmeisje Sun 15-Apr-12 18:47:46

I am an avid teen fiction reader (English teacher, so can always pretend I’m buying books for professional purposes when DH complains grin ). However, am in mainland Europe and don’t often get the chance to browse in an English language bookshop. Amazon is fine for buying what you want, but no good for browsing. Used to rely on an amazing librarian when I was teaching in the UK for recommendations.

So am feeling out of touch and would like some suggestions for some great teen fiction. I love Meg Roscoff, Marcus Sedgewick, Patrick Ness…and have read things like Alex Rider, Twilight, Hunger Games.

Any suggestions gratefully received…

Iaintdunnuffink Wed 06-Mar-13 14:28:54

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness,

Littleturkish Fri 22-Feb-13 06:08:22

Wonder by R J Palacio is a new one the I HIGHLY rate. I like all of the authors on your OP.

Keith Grey is another favourite of mine.

schmalex Fri 22-Feb-13 05:56:27

Yy to John Green. Looking for Alaska made me weep!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 20-Feb-13 09:01:23

Someone's beaten me to suggesting the Tomorrow When The War Began series. Fab, fab books. I read them last year and was totally hooked.

madamehooch Wed 20-Feb-13 08:53:00

Have just discovered John Greensmile

Esker Tue 19-Feb-13 23:53:12

Have you read Unwind by Neil Shusterman? Dystopic future in which certain teens are selected to be 'unwound' and used as organ donors.

Also just read The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna. A future in which people can basically have clones of themselves to be their understudies in case they die.

Both good, although I haven't come across anything lately that had me as gripped as The Hunger Games hmm

MuddlingMackem Tue 05-Feb-13 14:23:09

Third the Exodus books.

What about:

- Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew (although wait until the last one is out in July)

- The Superhumans by Andrew Tayler

- Angel Trilogy by L A Weatherly (although still waiting on the final one of these as well sad )

And of course anything by Malcolm Rose. grin

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Shanghaidiva Mon 04-Feb-13 13:03:44

I've read all this year's costa nominations (children's section) and recommend Maggot Moon - Sally Gardner and The Seeing by Diana Hendry.
15 days without a head - Dave Cousins
Lauren Child - Ruby Redfort - not really a teen read, but I enjoyed it and so did ds (12)

MercedesKing Thu 31-Jan-13 09:54:36

How about The Catcher in the Rye wrote by Jerome David Salinger? I love the book, thought it is perfect! smile

booksteensandmagazines Thu 31-Jan-13 09:50:52

I've just launched a website which reviews books and magazines for teenagers and I am marketing it to secondary schools in the Uk and abroad (slowly - as its a mammoth task). You might find it useful:

Stonefield Thu 31-Jan-13 05:06:36

Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, both by Gabrielle Zevin

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Boy meets Boy by David Levithan

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Any book by John Green

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

bluecat237 Thu 31-Jan-13 03:54:40

I liked "schizophrenic rainbows" by addison maitland ( Interesting way of writing- and quite a quick read -

themaltbycrew Fri 22-Jun-12 12:59:38

I love the Vampire Accadamy books by Richelle Mead... About a school of Vampires, 3 differnt types and the dramas they get into. Really really good x

pointythings Sun 29-Apr-12 20:14:43

Susan Price - The Sterkarm Handshake and The Sterkarm Kiss. Both excellent YA fiction, though quite dark.

Also Charlie Fletcher's Stoneheart Trilogy.

irememberthesilverjubilee Sat 28-Apr-12 19:19:54

Yes Simon mayo's first book now radio 2 but was radio 1 back in the day (old gimmer emocion)
am hopefully getting him into my school in Sep
P/b comes out in November!!

Engelsmeisje Sat 28-Apr-12 14:25:53

I saw Itch on amazon, but was waiting til it came down in price a bit. It it really THE Simon Mayo?! When I saw it I just presumed it was someone with the same name. Got me hearing the Confessions music now...

irememberthesilverjubilee Sat 28-Apr-12 13:26:39

Yes there certainly is a new genre of YA GORE !!!! I can't remember which book but one upset me ; adults disappear kids left and all the babies in the nursery left to their own devices!

Cherubs is a fab series great for reluctant readers who are looking to read a 'proper' novel. Muchamore knows what children want!

Do read candor it is an original!

Also have just started itch by radio 1 &2 DJ Simon mayo seems good so far.

The yr 7 & 8 girls are into the Gallagher girls series meg cabot- cherubs for girls?!

Engelsmeisje Sat 28-Apr-12 11:14:34

Lots of wonderful suggestions. So many I haven't heard of.

I've read those cilldara and I agree they're great.

jubilee I started reading the Chartlie Higson zombie books while I was doing nightfeeds with DS and was so petrified I had to stop and find something less scary for the dead of the night (felt like Joey from Friends putting The Shining in the freezer...The fear and the Dead were not allowed upstairs AT ALL!).

Thank you all and keep them coming... grin

irememberthesilverjubilee Sat 28-Apr-12 11:05:58

Numbers written by Rachel ward

Life on a refrigerator door

Candor pam banchor

Charlie higson's the fear and the dead

These are all popular in my school library

cilldara Wed 25-Apr-12 21:03:46

The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness.
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

Leeds2 Tue 24-Apr-12 08:54:46

DD, aged 14, has just bought Numbers 2 after having devoured Numbers in a matter of hours! Sorry, I don't know the author but the story is about a girl who can see the date that you are going to die when she looks at your face. Sounds corny, but I enjoyed the first book at least.

DD has also read the Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater, as mentioned above by Alice, and thoroughly enjoyed that too.

alice1111 Mon 23-Apr-12 21:41:59

Some great suggestions here already!
Eva Ibbotson- not the kids stuff but A Secret Countess etc.
Celia Rees- try Pirates and Sovay
Hilary McKay- the Casson Family series. This is more kids fiction but i'm 17 and they're some of the best books i've ever read
Girl, Missing- Sophie McKenzie
The Book Thief- Markus Zusak- honestly one of the best books ever!
Shiver [series]- Maggie Stiefvater
James Patterson- the Maximum Ride series (i loved the Michael Bennett ones too)
I'd assume you've read The Help (not so much teen i guess) but i loved that.

if i were closer to my bookshelf i'd have more suggestions!

bruffin Fri 20-Apr-12 10:27:41

There are also the HIVE books and Mark Walden and the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson.

timetosmile Fri 20-Apr-12 09:04:19

The Joshua Files series by MG Harris...don't think they're to 'young' for you as stayed up til 1am to get to the end of one of them then had to pretend to DS that each new twist and turn was new to me!

CS Lewis' Sci-fi trilogy...can't remember name but I read them as a teen and they were bewitching.

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