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Subject: decent YA books
Date Posted: 4/27/2011 3:08 PM ET
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was wondering if there were any suggestions for YA books that didn't have any sex, drugs, langague? particuraly fantasy, violence isn't an issue.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 6:25 AM ET
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Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Dalemark Quartet by Diana Wynne Jones

Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

The Thief (and the rest of the series) by Megan Whalen Turner

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Date Posted: 4/29/2011 12:48 PM ET
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Out of those you listed, I second The Thief series and Finninkin of the Rock (Red and loved those). I'd also recommend

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (there might be some language, I can't remember)

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Crazy by Han Nolan (BS is said a few times)

The Years of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty (maybe mild language)

The Book Theif by Markus Zusak (Lot's of language but still very, very good).

I'm pretty sure there are more that I can come up with....


Date Posted: 7/10/2011 2:25 PM ET
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Animorphs is an excellent series. It's got a science fiction / fantasy element with down to earth characters. ^^

Date Posted: 7/13/2011 1:43 PM ET
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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede, first one is Dealing with Dragons (also her short story collection Book of Enchantments)

Anything by Gail Carson Levine

Anything by Shannon Hale (like Goose Girl mentioned above, but also check out her graphic novels about Rapunzel)

The Hollow Kingdom trilogy by Clare B. Dunkle

The Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman (first one is City of Masks)

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

This is more mythology than fantasy, but I also loved Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemece McLaren


Date Posted: 7/13/2011 8:26 PM ET
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The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning - This is the Darkest Powers Trilogy written by Kelley Armstrong.

Date Posted: 7/21/2011 3:29 PM ET
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Gotta double the rec for Artemis Fowl. The first three books are amazing, the later ones okay. Easily my favorite YA fantasy.