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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-21-06 09:33 AM
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9. I prefer reading YA fiction.
Quick reads, compelling plots. My job is realy stressful, so easy reading to unwind is just the key.

My favorites from the last few years would include The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, and The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Hmmm... actually, now that I think on it, these were both more sci-fi than fantasy, but I still recommend them. :)
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  -Some of my favorite fantasy falls into the "young adult" category. LWolf  Dec-07-06 07:44 AM   #0 
  - You can't beat "The Dark Is Rising" series  Sabriel   Dec-08-06 09:28 PM   #1 
  - I really like the "dark is rising" series.  LWolf   Dec-16-06 06:43 PM   #3 
  - Seconded! Glad to find another Susan Cooper fan :)  oktoberain   Dec-31-06 02:25 PM   #11 
  - Excellent Series  Mudoria   Jan-04-07 05:45 PM   #13 
  - Christopher Paolini  mzteris   Dec-15-06 09:34 AM   #2 
  - I'll be right back, lol.  LWolf   Dec-16-06 06:50 PM   #4 
  - I'm in the middle of 'Eragon'  leslieann   Dec-19-06 04:01 PM   #5 
  - You pretty much sum it up,  LWolf   Dec-20-06 06:30 AM   #6 
  - I saw the movie this week.  LWolf   Dec-30-06 02:05 PM   #10 
  - The best book I read as a young adult was Silver Kiss.  YellowRubberDuckie   Dec-20-06 07:17 PM   #7 
  - For me  petersond   Dec-21-06 02:59 AM   #8 
  - Christopher is a really good author..  Mudoria   Jan-04-07 05:47 PM   #14 
  - I prefer reading YA fiction.  intheflow   Dec-21-06 09:33 AM   #9 
  - The Golden Compass series, by Philip Pullman  Greyskye   Jan-04-07 02:13 PM   #12 
  - Yes indeed! "His Dark Materials"...  Kutjara   Feb-16-07 05:33 AM   #26 
  - The Abhorsen series by Garth Nix  Reader Rabbit   Jan-05-07 06:46 AM   #15 
  - Interesting that you say that about Tamora Pierce  XemaSab   Jan-07-07 12:33 PM   #16 
  - Have you read the Trickster novels yet?  Reader Rabbit   Jan-10-07 06:41 AM   #17 
     - I thought the trickster books  XemaSab   Jan-14-07 07:29 PM   #19 
  - She's visiting my students this year.  LWolf   Jan-26-07 07:33 PM   #20 
  - Anything by Garth Nix is great. Also, Dianna Wynne Jones does good stuff too.  uppityperson   Jan-29-07 07:00 PM   #23 
  - What about Potter?  MalachiConstant   Jan-11-07 06:09 PM   #18 
  - Potter is in a category all it's own, imo.  LWolf   Jan-26-07 07:40 PM   #21 
     - i think that's a pretty accurate assessment.  MalachiConstant   Jan-27-07 03:31 PM   #22 
     - Not fantasy, but another " series of books that deliberately intends to grow up with a target  kath   Jul-26-07 08:02 PM   #35 
  - Oh yes...  ms liberty   Jan-30-07 10:52 PM   #24 
  - I vaguely remember McKinley's titles,  LWolf   Feb-10-07 03:25 PM   #25 
  - agreed  Greyskye   Aug-01-07 10:15 PM   #36 
  - I'll add the Attolia trilogy  Sabriel   Jun-13-07 08:01 PM   #27 
  - I haven't read "Attiola" books;  LWolf   Jun-18-07 09:27 AM   #28 
  - Diane Duane's Young Wizard series.  Mythsaje   Jun-21-07 04:49 AM   #29 
  - Thanks for the recommendation! n/t  LWolf   Jun-25-07 12:51 PM   #30 
  - The Blue Girl - Charles DeLint  Greyskye   Jul-09-07 01:52 PM   #31 
  - Earthsea series was awesome - tho it got kinda dull after the trilogy...  BlooInBloo   Jul-16-07 11:15 PM   #32 
  - All those are good.  LWolf   Jul-17-07 10:21 AM   #33 
     - I think it's that at that age, we're just starting to realize how big and complex the world is....  BlooInBloo   Jul-17-07 03:39 PM   #34 
  - I liked "His Dark Materials"  shenmue   Aug-05-07 01:54 AM   #37 
  - The Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett  JPettus   Dec-06-07 09:22 PM   #38 
  - The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud... a favorite.  Nevilledog   Dec-07-07 10:59 AM   #39 
  - It's in my classroom library.  LWolf   Dec-07-07 08:06 PM   #40 
  - I just finished The New Policeman by Kate Thompson  Sabriel   Dec-11-07 09:38 AM   #41 
     - Tell me more about "the new policeman"  LWolf   Dec-13-07 08:25 AM   #42 
        - The main character belongs to a music-loving family  Sabriel   Dec-14-07 05:38 PM   #43 
           - Sounds like something to add to my wish list! n/t  LWolf   Dec-14-07 07:21 PM   #44 
 

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