Give the Gift of YA This Year

December 2, 2009

December is here and it’s time to do some writing… gift list writing, that is! No matter who’s on your list, chances are there’s a YA title they’ll love. Here’s a few suggestions, for kids from 1 to 92.

(Okay, 11 to 92, anyway.)

AlaskaFor the philosopher:

Looking For Alaska by Jon Green
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You by Peter Cameron

For the thrill-seeker:

Break by Hannan Moskowitz
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

WintergirlsFor the people who think their lives are bad:

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
or Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Up To Be by Courtney Summers
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

For the history nerd:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

PerksFor the literature lover:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Thanks to the YA forum on AW for their suggestions!
Kate (who hasn’t quite gotten this WordPress formatting thing down yet…)


One comment

  1. I desperately want to get my hands on The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Jellicoe Road!

    Oh yeah, I is a literature lover.

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