Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Operation: Help Jen Do Something Potentially Interesting (Part I)

Bloggers, Readers... I need your help.

When you think about the YA genre, which authors automatically come to mind? Who, in your opinion, is a staple in YA? Whose books have changed your life and shattered your earth? If a friend asked you, "hey, I'm interested in YA, who should I start out with?" who would you recommend?

There's an ultimate purpose in this, but right now I just really super duper bigtime need your feedback! :)

Please leave me a comment and know that I'm mentally hugging you for doing so. Thanks, guys!

16 comments:

  1. Sarah Dessen
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    In the changed my life category of YA--Courtney Summers! SO EXCELLENT

    Michael Grant
    Ellen Hopkins

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  2. Sarah Dessen
    John Green
    Judy Blume (Summer Sisters)
    Markus Zusak

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  3. Well, of course for me it's.... Melina Marchetta! :D

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  4. Melina Marchetta <3
    John Green
    Sarah Ockler
    Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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  5. Jennifer Donnelly
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    Meg Cabot
    Anna Godbersen
    Megan McCafferty

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  6. I'm not sure. I don't really have any favourite authors who are prolific. The few that I like have only released one or two books. That said, I'd recommend Lauren Oliver and Laura Whitcomb... because they both write beautifully.

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  7. Wow. Not an easy question. I recommend books to my teens every day -- but I usually like to know a bit more about what kind of book. Really helps to know if it's a boy or girl. Anyway -- Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson, Scott Westerfeld, Sarah Dessen. I'm sure there are more. Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, & James Patterson are not YA, but their books fly off my shelves. I love "Reader's Advisory" as we librarians call it, so I'll shut up now. Now I'll go read what others have said to see if anyone agrees with me!

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  8. Oh! I forgot Meg Cabot -- I totally agree with that.

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  9. Kristin Cashore or Markus Zusak. Or Suzanne Collins.

    I'm interested to see where this is going!

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  10. I'm interested to tell you where it's going :) just a matter of successful execution... I hope I can pull it together and pull it off. THANK YOU GUYS for responding! I'm hoping to get some more feedback so if you could ask fellow YA readers for their opinions, that would be fantastical!!

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  11. For me it's definitely J.K. Rowling, John Green, and Suzanne Collins.

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  12. I just did a top ten about this on my blog http://yabibliophile.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-ten-scariest-readsor-not.html

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  13. Diana Wynne Jones, for fantasy. She's fantastic.

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  14. Authors that automatically come to mind:

    Sarah Dessen
    Megan McCafferty
    Meg Cabot
    Ellen Hopkins
    Laurie Halse Anderson

    Amazing YA Books & YA Books I Recommend:

    The Book Thief
    The Truth About Forever
    The Hunger Games Trilogy
    Thirteen Reasons Why

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  15. Mine are listed here: http://goddesslibrarian.blogspot.com/p/ya-authors-you-need-to-read.html

    It's a work in progress. I'm always adding authors.

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