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My 2nd list of fave young adult books

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The Inheritance (Penguin Classics)
The Inheritance (Penguin Classics)
"A gem.  Terrific book about overcoming difficult circumstances and staying true to yourself."
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
"I recommend reading this before the trilogy.  Just as entertaining and helps eliminate confusion."
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
"Stephen Covey is a genius.  I benefited from this book when I read it at 17.  Shows that change is possible and the only one you can change is yourself.  All about choices. Very empowering!"
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Omnibus): The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Omnibus): The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King
"I found these gems on my parents' bookshelves when I was 17, years before the movies came out.  They are very relaxing and interesting and even better than the films.  Great for anyone 13 and up."
Dreaming Water
Dreaming Water
"great book about faithful friendship. Hana suffers from a terrible disease, and Laura sticks by her.  Sad, but touching."
Cute Is a Four Letter Word: Cute Is a Four Letter Word
Cute Is a Four Letter Word: Cute Is a Four Letter Word
"Don't let the cover fool you.  This is actually a well written, relavant teen novel about an average girl who learns how to get along with everyone. Funny and sweet."
Going on Sixteen
Going on Sixteen
"My mom loved this book as a preteen and gave it to me when I was about 11.  I adored it and recommend it to every girl ages 11-14. A classic."
Angel on Skis
Angel on Skis
"Great preteen read by the incredibly talented Betty Cavanna.  About a girl who accomplishes her goal of becoming a skier and also falls in love for the first time."
I'Ve Got Your Number
I'Ve Got Your Number
"My favorite book when I was about 13.  Emily and Angel are sweet girls who start dating and changing their lives for the better. A relavant , fun, teen novel from the 80's."
A Bride for Donnigan (Women of the West #7)
A Bride for Donnigan (Women of the West #7)
"One of my favorite J. Oke books.  About a teen girl who comes to America to marry a man she has never met.  Very enjoyable."
Julie
Julie
"Terrific book I read when I was probably about 18 that my mom passed on to me.  About a girl who survives a flood, grows up spiritually and falls in love.  Almost as good as "Christy"."
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
"Great book that teaches the importance of not judging someone by their outward appearance. The movie is good, but I liked the book better."
A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase
"Excellent thriller.  I didn't know Louisa had it in her! I finished it in 3 days."
Alive!: Daily Devotionals for Young People
Alive!: Daily Devotionals for Young People
"I read this one after I read the second one.  Just as good.  Has great bible verses and wonderful quotes from famous people. Youth pastors, please check this out for your kids!"
The Quest: A Self-Discovery Adventure for Teens
The Quest: A Self-Discovery Adventure for Teens
"A wonderful devotion for kids 13-18. Kevin Brown is a compassionate genius. Parents, get a copy for your teens while you still can.  They will love it. I sure did."
The Giver (Giver Quartet)
The Giver (Giver Quartet)
"Read this recently. Was recommended to me by my pal who's a teacher. Is a good warning to us all about the dangers of cults and overly controlling authority figures. Reminds us all to think!"
Another Homecoming
Another Homecoming
"A book about a girl who is adopted because her mother can't take care of her on her own. (her husband is in a war). One of Oke's more interesting novels. (not all tears)"
Quiet Strength
Quiet Strength
"Rosa Parks' short autobiography. I think this inspiring book should be required reading for teens. because it teaches that anyone can be a hero."
Law and Order (Life in America 100 Years Ago)
Law and Order (Life in America 100 Years Ago)
"an excellent book that makes history easy and interesting. For anyone ages 11 and up."
Christy
Christy
"Wonderful novel based on the true story of a teen missionary/teacher.Has serious and well as hilarious parts.Tv series,staring Kellie Martin, is excellent, too."
The Best of Joshua, 3 Volumes
The Best of Joshua, 3 Volumes
"All the Joshua books are wonderful.I do not want to give too much away. See if you can guess whom Joshua really is."
I'll Be Seeing You
I'll Be Seeing You
"a romance that occurs between 2 teens with disabilties. has a wonderful ending. For ages 11 and up."
Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics)
Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics)
"A very sad book, but one I think every teen should read atleast once.A jewish girl befriends a Nazi soldier who loves her in a way her abusive folks refuse to."
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe (Puffin Newberry Library)
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe (Puffin Newberry Library)
"A classic book about girl power for females ages 11-14."
The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery/Stacey's Mistake/Claudia and the Bad Joke/Kristy and the Walking Disaster, #s 17-20.
The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery/Stacey's Mistake/Claudia and the Bad Joke/Kristy and the Walking Disaster, #s 17-20.
"all of the BSC books are terrific for ages 11-14."
Diamonds in the Shadow
Diamonds in the Shadow
"An awesome suspense novel for teens.  It is very addictive and thought provoking."
Mirror Mirror...Am I Beautiful?: Looking Deeper to Find Your True Beauty
Mirror Mirror...Am I Beautiful?: Looking Deeper to Find Your True Beauty
"I heard the author speak last night and bought her book. She has an amazing story to tell.  An absolute must read for teenage girls."
Chicks with Sticks (Knit Two Together)
Chicks with Sticks (Knit Two Together)
"The second in a series about four teen girls drawn together through the art of knitting.  Very funny and interesting.  Will definitely get you interested in knitting as well as fashion.  Just as good as the first one."