Have you been reading “The Hunger Games” Series? This is just one of the popular young adult series that adults have been clamoring for at our library. You might want to try one of the following from our young adult section:
Feed by M.T. Anderson. Think computer chip…implanted in your head. This title is also recommended as a great audio “read” since it lends itself well to the non-stop commercial experience the characters in the book have to deal with.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. The first in the Mortal Instrument series, there is a world full of demons and Shadow-hunters that normal people can’t see. Clary Fray is the fifteen-year-old heroine who thought she was normal, but is she?
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson. What do illegal synthetic bodies and brains have to do with a seventeen-year old accident victim? What is the terrible secret she discovers?
Looking for more great reads? Switch it up and read some award winning books written for adults that have a special appeal for the young adult reader. The Alex Awards are given to ten books, each year, written for the adult audience but that have special appeal for the young adult reader.
The 2012 Alex Award Winners are:
Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Robopocalypse A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston
The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo