The list author says: "Don't be scared away from titles in the "teen" fiction genre, some of these books have the best stories about heroes and heroines. These books typically involve the hero developing or discovering some sort of power, whether it be magic or knowledge-based, and overcoming the odds.
Although some titles may not be appropriate for children, young adults and up should enjoy these."
"The story is beautiful, filled with a kidnapper's guilt, and Harry's uncertainty about her past/future and newly-found happiness. A book with an empowered female and a wondrous magical land, I recommend this book to anyone and of any age.
The story makes me crave the Damarian desert and the lands Harry and Corlath traverse. I want to live there and experience all the "flavors" of the land."
"Perhaps more scifi in this case, and maybe not considered "classic" yet, but it is an interesting story about a dystopian society and one girl's betrayals, weaknesses, and strengths as she attempts to overcome the system.
Again, I recommend the series, as no one book is complete without the other two."
"OK, so it's not fantasy, it's scifi, but who cares about labels anyways, it's still a great story.
The future of the human race depends on one boy and his ability to command and employ battle strategy. He trains at the Battle School and must face much more challenges and is expected rise above all the other military genius children there."
"Don't think you know all there is to know about Beauty and the Beast, this is not a Disney book. Instead, it's Robin McKinley's interpretation and full development of this classic story--without losing the magic of the movie."
"Interesting concept for those who love in dragons. If you like this one, you're in luck, McCaffrey written dozens of Pern novels. Some are hit and miss, but this one's the original, and a good story."
"A series that I am continually surprise to learn that it is written for "children." The books offer many questions about religion, morality and innocence. Each of the books take place in a different parallel universe but holds many characters constant.
Don't be surprised if you have to read them again to fully understand the story."