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* Suggest and Vote Here for YAF Books *

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    000 Main Street
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    Pleasant Hill, CA (map)

    37.935301 -122.060782

  • Please refer to the YAFR Q&A Guide to see how to suggest books.

     


     

    *Tips & Guidelines*
    (this will help got your suggestion more "likes")

    1. Suggest one book per comment

    2. Either add the plot summary or a link to the plot summary (e.g. Amazon) to your comment.  If possible, try to avoid posting a link that includes plot spoilers (e.g. wikipedia)

    3. Include the title and the author.

    4. Click "like" on the book(s) that interest you

    5. Book, date and time of event will be announced.


    "Why are the RSVPs closed?"

    RSVPs are closed because no date/time/location has been given ;) Also, the purpose of this event is to gather and vote on suggestions for the next event.  I'll create an official event after the final tally.

     

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    Louis Sachar

    August 20, 2013

  • Lana

    Saw this "95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN": http://www.upworthy.com/95-youn...­

    July 23, 2013

  • Lana

    Katrina sent me this link for "15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read": http://mashable.com/2013/07/12/...­

    July 15, 2013

    • Lana

      If You Come Softly
      Author: Jacqueline Woodson

      Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock and after that they know they fit together — even though she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so different, but to them that's not what matters. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way. Reviewers have called Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson's work "exceptional" (Publishers Weekly) and "wrenchingly honest" (School Library Journal), and have said "it offers a perspective on racism and elitism rarely found in fiction for this age group" (Publishers Weekly). In If You Come Softly, she delivers a powerful story of interracial love that leaves readers wondering "why" and "if only...."

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Lana

    "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend" by Matthew Dicks

    Budo is Max's imaginary friend. But though only Max can see him, he is real. He and the other imaginary friends watch over their children until the day comes that the child stops imagining them. And then they're gone. Budo has lasted a lot longer than most imaginary friends - four years - because Max needs him more. His parents argue about sending him to a special school. But Max is perfectly happy if everything is just kept the way it is, and nothing out of the ordinary happens. Unfortunately, something out of the ordinary is going to happen - and then he'll need Budo more than ever...

    http://tinyurl.com/orgofjj­

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Lana

    "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan:
    Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
    http://tinyurl.com/padmj9e­ (link to amazon.com)

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Lana

    "Fault in Our Stars" by John Green:
    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

    Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
    http://www.amazon.com/Fault-Our...­

    June 27, 2013

  • Lana

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare:

    When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own....

    http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork...­

    3 · June 27, 2013

  • Lana

    "Huge" by Sasha Paley: In this funny, poignant novel, sixteen-year-olds Wilhelmina and April meet at Wellness Springs, a posh fat camp in California. Wil couldn’t be more upset to be there and pledges not to lose a single pound all summer as a way of rebelling. April, on the other hand, has saved up her meager Blockbuster salary to go to Wellness Springs after seeing it featured in Teen Vogue . Assigned to be bunkmates and workout partners, the girls hate each other from the start. But when they both set their sights on the same guy, their goals are suddenly in sync, and it’s only a matter of who gets there first. Will they end up losing more than just weight? This summer is going to be Huge !

    2 · June 25, 2013

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