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Old 08-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #16
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WHAT!?!? Don't cross Kami off, she's good I swear! Just give her a chapter, it's really quite different! Don't feel that way!
heh, sorry to disappoint you. One chapter would be fine, but the problem would be when the next 16 or however many seemed exactly the same. I can deal with some romance in a book, but I can't really deal with a romance book. I'm sure it's good and the huge following is justified, just not to my tastes.

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Roald Dahl has some in ebook. I really enjoyed 'The Witches.'
This is a good call. I love Roald Dahl. His books are out as ebooks now? He's a marvelous author, and I'm not sure I've ever gotten to "The Witches." Thanks!
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heh, sorry to disappoint you. One chapter would be fine, but the problem would be when the next 16 or however many seemed exactly the same. I can deal with some romance in a book, but I can't really deal with a romance book. I'm sure it's good and the huge following is justified, just not to my tastes.
Thank you! It's not a huge sickly romance-the idea of the book is pretty great, real original.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #18
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This is a good call. I love Roald Dahl. His books are out as ebooks now? He's a marvelous author, and I'm not sure I've ever gotten to "The Witches." Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:00 PM   #19
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Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and For The Win are both YA novels available as free ebooks; my 14-year-old liked them both very much.

Both are "young geeks take on the bureaucracy" books; Little Brother is political & FTW is corporate. Little Brother's won a number of awards; FTW's been nominated for at least one. They're both excellent, fun reads.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:45 AM   #20
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Hunger Games is an awesome YA novel

I'd definitely recommend Hunger Games. It's a great book, dark, violent, and surprisingly romantic.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:01 PM   #21
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You know, I haven't. I've read Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This thread is really showing me how I haven't even come close to exhausting Roald's brilliance.

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Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and For The Win are both YA novels available as free ebooks; my 14-year-old liked them both very much.

Both are "young geeks take on the bureaucracy" books; Little Brother is political & FTW is corporate. Little Brother's won a number of awards; FTW's been nominated for at least one. They're both excellent, fun reads.
Grabbed them both. Thanks so much. Phew! I should be set with reading material for a while now. Thanks everyone!

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I'd definitely recommend Hunger Games. It's a great book, dark, violent, and surprisingly romantic.
Thumbs up to this. I absolutely loved this one. Will you be lining up for Mockingjay in a couple of weeks? I'm excited to see if it gets crazy at all. I'm also looking forward to the movie too. Thanks for your suggestion!
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:24 PM   #22
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I'd also recommend the "A Hat Full of Sky" by Terry Pratchett.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:12 AM   #23
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Have you read the Wizard of Oz series? There is more than just that one book the movie is based on. I have it on my TBR list and am looking forward to exploring what appears to be quite a rich fantasy world. Other YA books in the e-library include the Narnia series
and the Anne of Green Gables series.

If you are exploring Pratchett's YA don't forget 'Only You Can Save Mankind' and the rest of the Johnny Maxwell books
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Since you mentioned the Hunger Games, you should check out The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Although I preferred the Hunger Games, this book deals with similar themes (futuristic dystopia where children are forced to live in a dangerous environment) and was an easy/enjoyable read.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #25
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I'd also recommend the "A Hat Full of Sky" by Terry Pratchett.
I'll check it out. Thanks!

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Have you read the Wizard of Oz series? There is more than just that one book the movie is based on. I have it on my TBR list and am looking forward to exploring what appears to be quite a rich fantasy world. Other YA books in the e-library include the Narnia series
and the Anne of Green Gables series.

If you are exploring Pratchett's YA don't forget 'Only You Can Save Mankind' and the rest of the Johnny Maxwell books
Narnia series is also great. Definitely a classic. I'm glad it's finally getting the credit it deserves with these new movies. I didn't know there were other Wizard of Oz stories. I'm not even sure I knew it was a book to begin with. I'll have to get to the bottom of this. Google Ho!

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Since you mentioned the Hunger Games, you should check out The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Although I preferred the Hunger Games, this book deals with similar themes (futuristic dystopia where children are forced to live in a dangerous environment) and was an easy/enjoyable read.
I loved Maze Runner also. Such a great book. The Grievers...pretty strange stuff. It is pretty similar to Hunger Games. Must be something about that kind of gladiator/game concept that draws people in. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Johns Marsden's Tomorrow series - starts with Tomorrow When the War Began.

It's not a new series at all, and I have no idea if it's available as an e-book.
The recent movie was a great translation of the first book in the series.

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