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The Fault in Our Stars [20 Jan 2013|12:03am]
the fault in our stars

I read this book recently and I wanted to share it with other people my age that appreciate literature.
John Green is a fantastic author and really knows how to communicate with teenagers through his writing. I found this book inspiring and it gave me a whole new outlook on life and those little things we take for granted.

Definitely worth a read.
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[29 Nov 2011|05:58pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hello, I'm Kai. I just joined the community and wanted to say hi. :)

I'm a writer, currently finishing up my YA paranormal romance. My favorite two genres to read and write are urban fantasy and paranormal romance. My favorite author is Maggie Stiefvater.

On my blog, I talk(or should I say rant?) about writing, only about YA, and I may talk about my book every once in a while, though I don't want to give away much detail of it. My first archive is called: Cussing in Young Adult Books. If you'd like to give your opinions on this topic, come by and post your opinions. I'd love to have some. :)

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Forever [14 Apr 2010|09:33pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

 Hello, I just joined this community & thought I'd mention a book I read yesterday, I don't know if anyone else has read it but it's called Forever by Judy Blume. I bought it from Amazon & it arrived yesterday & I honestly didn't put it down for the whole time I was reading it. I found it amazing, plus there's a reading guide on Judy Blume's website. It's so interesting to look at the different ways of looking at things: like the double standards for men & women in the late 70s & before & the ending was shocking. Although it's not good for younger readers anyone from about 14+ would really enjoy it! I'd love to know if anyone's read it & what they thought or if anyone is planning to!

MJ aka FaeryDisguised
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Community Pimp [20 Feb 2010|07:28am]


Teen Novelists is a writing-based community for all of those aspiring authors who dream to, one day, have their hardbacks splayed across shelves. Our goal here is to provide a hassle-free, fun society to share stories, ideas, and exchange comments, critique, and criticism.

If you're interested, come join!

P.S. Mods, if this isn't allowed, feel free to delete!
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[29 Jun 2008|01:06am]

Please read.
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join a new message board dedicated to ya lit [28 Jun 2008|10:29pm]

Like OMG Teens Read is a message board dedicated to the discussion of YA Literature. Come on by now by clicking the URL: http://z4.invisionfree.com/Like_OMG_Teens_Read/index.php

At Like OMG Teens Read (LOTR) you will be able to discuss the following about YA Literature: classics, recently released, reviews on books, book series, authors, short stories, books made into movies, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, thriller, chick lit, drama, coming-of-age, and so much more. You can upload your own work for others to see as well.

I'm currently looking for a mod. If you think you've got what it takes contact me:
email- likeomgteensread@hotmail.com
myspace- myspace.com/likeomgteensread
become my friend on livejournal
or join the message board and PM me.
Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

-Thanks, Vanessa.
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A Good Summer Read [26 Jun 2008|01:04pm]

Here's a great summer read for teenage girls - I read first it in seventh grade and loved it; now I'm entering college and I still think it's brilliant. Everything is written in free verse, with beautiful illustrations. Highly recommended.

(The video is only a minute long; make sure to turn up the sound.)

Happy reading!
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Just finished reading [16 Dec 2007|05:37pm]

I just finished reading Borrowed Light by Joolz Denby.

I've got to say that it really surprised me. It started as yet another book about a bored woman in a town on the beach, and believe me I've read enough of them to last a lifetime, but then it became a story about illness and then about being lost and then it finished up being a psychological thriller about stalking.

Comes thoroughly recommended. Maybe it'll surprise you as well.
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Pagan [01 Jul 2007|09:14pm]

Is anyone else here a fan of the Pagan books written by Australian author  Catherine Jinks? (But they're available in the UK and Canada and the US as well)  If not, you should be. They're (mainly) beautifully written, the characters are endearing. It's a bit angsty, but it's also got enough great things and comedy to make it worthwhile. It's narrated by Pagan, in first person, he is, in the first book, a  very snarky, talkative, 16 year old mixed race (turkish/'white', we don't know what nationality his mother was) boy, in the 1180s, during the crusades, in Jerusalem. He joins the Templar Knights as a squire and is paired up with  Roland who is in his 20s somewhere, tall, strong, blonde, blue eyed, French, and totally repressed and silent. And they make a fantastic team. The first book is set in the Crusades, and is called Pagan's Crusade, the second is Pagan in Exile, and the third is Pagan's  Vows. There's two sequels that aren't as good and  really have nothing to do with Pagan, called Pagan's Scribe and Pagan's Daughter.

I HIGHLY recommend these books (except the sequels, to be honest). Adults love them too. pagansfandom hope it's okay that I'm putting a comm link here, but if you're a fan, come join us!
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Depression [04 Feb 2007|10:19am]

I need your help in terms of bibliotherapy - I am looking for book recommendations where the protagonists experience depression.

The only great book I can think of is Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. Any suggestions are really appreciated!

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New Community [29 Nov 2006|07:41pm]

I'm not really sure if this is allowed...if not then I'm sorry and please feel free to delete this. But I've just started up a new community :) If you love reading and books then feel free to come over and check it out! You'll be able to meet new friends and other people who enjoy reading and books. Feel free to post about your favourite books, favourite authors or genres, about a book that you've just finished reading, maybe a movie that's been based on a book that you've read, reviews...anything to do with books/reading! It's called books_au so come on over and check it out :)
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[16 Sep 2006|12:54am]
Hi, my name is April and I'm 16 years old. I love to read and I work at my local library. My favorite author of all time is David Levithan. I recently made a community dedicated to David here on LJ. If you'd like to join that'd be great because I'm trying to get it started off well, and hopefully I can get ahold of David to 'officialize' it soon. :)
Thanks guys for all your help!
x :)

ps. Don't forget to add us to your friends page!
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[28 Aug 2006|12:33am]

Dear All,

If anyone is interested in the Point Romance series, I've just created a new community,
Feel free to join!

(Apologies for promotion)
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[27 May 2006|09:19pm]

I need some book recommendations for my summer. I don't care what type of book it is, just any recommendation would be great. Also if anyone knows of authors who write like Sarah Dessen I would be grateful if you could direct me towards their works. I am in love with her books, and was just wondering who wrote like her.

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[23 May 2006|12:12pm]

Attention Due to a lack of response in the past few weeks the Young Adult Book Drive 4 Rural Libraries will be closing on June 10th. I would like to thank everyone who helped out either by making donations, giving me advice on the website or on where to find books. If you would like to make a final donation it would be very much appreciated. We've managed to collect around 280 books and help five libraries. I am still in possession of some of the donations and will be making the final delivery after the book drive closes. Thank you so much for everything!

Take Care
YA Book Drive
Amazon Wish List
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First post! [19 May 2006|11:55pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]

I'd like to recommend a book that I've read three-four times: "Companions of the Night" by Vivian Vande Velde, who, by the way, is an excellent writer of science fiction fantasy, so anyone who loves that genre should definitely check her out.

Companions of the Night is basically about a teenage girl's encounter with a charming and unpredictable vampire. What I like about this novel is that it isn't completely obssessed with all the technical details that you'll find in other science fiction novels, and it clears up some common myths about vampires (like the ones on Buffy).

You don't have to be a fan of vampires and science fiction to love this book. It has romance, suspence and action.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me. If you've already read the book, comment!

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[21 Apr 2006|10:43pm]

[ mood | cheery ]

Hello All, here's some of my recomendations for some beach books

1. Summer Boys by Hailey Abbot
2. Next Summer: A Summer Boys Novel by Hailey Abbot
3. Tropical Kiss by Jan Coffey
4. The Cinderella Rules by Donna Kauffman
5. My Bridges of Hope, Searching for Life and Love After Auschwitz by Livia Bitton Jackson
5. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
6. Alosha by Christopher Pike
7 Follow the Blue by Brigid Lowry

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[05 Apr 2006|09:16am]

Do you have used young adult books on your shelves you aren’t reading? Please consider making a donation to the YA Book Drive for Rural Libraries. I work at a library in the New York Southern Tier and have started a book drive to provide the libraries in the surrounding communities with books for their young adult collection. When libraries have tight budgets it is the teens that are left out. Please take a moment to check out the book drive’s website and browse our Amazon Wish List where you can purchase books for the YA Book Drive. Questions, comments or suggestion? Just email me at bookdrivegirl@yahoo.com or leave a comment below.

Thank you,
Amazon Wish List
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new book coming out soon~ [25 Mar 2006|10:13pm]
Hey, check out this site...it's for my friend's new book coming out soon. It's about a girl's first love and the challenges she has to face by not only being a teenager, but also a model, and someone living with a hearing disability.


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New member [15 Mar 2006|08:09pm]

Hey everyone..I just joined this community and thought I'd say hello!!

Here is my list of recommendations to read if you haven't read them already:

"Twilight" by Stephanie Meyers

"A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray
"Rebel Angels" by Libba Bray

"Five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Alborn

"Rainbow Boys" by Alex Sanchez

"This Lullaby" by Sarah Dessen
"Truth about Forever" by Sarah Dessen

"Elsewhere" by Gabrielle Zevin

"The Usual Rules" by Joyce Maynard

"Pop Princess" by Rachel Cohn

"Demon in my View" Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

"Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli

"Bra and Broomsticks" by Sarah Mlynowski

"Vampire Kisses" by Ellen Schreiber

Hope you like my recommedations! :)

Right now I'm reading "Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz and "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella. If you have any recommedations for me, be my guest and let me know about them!
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