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Subject: Tried Something New
Date Posted: 8/3/2013 5:35 PM ET
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I don't usually read Young Adult books, but decided to try it.  Now I am ready for the other 2 books in the trilogy.  I watched some of the trailers on Youtube.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvS_SF9mBNg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzWb62Fc5vE
 
 
 
Lost Voices
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Lost Voices
Author: Sarah Porter
ISBN-13: 9780547482538 - ISBN-10: 0547482531
Date Posted: 8/3/2013 6:02 PM ET
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Oh, I've read some great YA, as have a lot of others here.  Lois Lowry is very good, and her The Giver series is terrific. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2013 6:04 PM ET
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Thanks for letting me know.  I think I have changed my way of thinking...

Date Posted: 8/4/2013 12:00 PM ET
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I enjoyed the first book, but I haven't yet made it to the second.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 10:19 AM ET
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I like to read YA on occasion.  They are nice because they tend to be relatively light, easy and quick reads.  Plus I have a teenage daughter so I often read stuff before I let her read them.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 11:41 AM ET
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Yay! Sarah Porter is a beautiful writer (full disclosure: she's a friend IRL). I really enjoyed her books , but  be warned - if you don't typically read YA, I think she's far better than most. I very rarely enjoy YA (including books by other friends to be honest) as I often find them to be simple to the point of dullness. YMMV.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 5:00 PM ET
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Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan

Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 5:13 PM ET
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Now I just finished CHOMP Carl Hiaasen.  I will have to read his earlier YA books now.  And Charles, I will put Dancing on the Edge on my RL.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 5:37 PM ET
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I have recommended that book to several people. The ones who read it have all spoken highly of it.

I didn't like The Giver much. I can see how it would be a good book for young people to read as it would lead to a lot of talk and discussion but the novel didn't work very well for me.

Date Posted: 8/5/2013 6:23 PM ET
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I used to shy away from young adult books. Then about 6 months ago I randomly bought a book called "Numbers" by rachel ward. It totally changed my mind about YA books lol. Now I ve opened my options up to a whole new world of books lol.