YA & Middle Grade/Children’s Reviews

The titles listed here are geared toward the Young Adult and Children’s audiences.  There are decidedly more Young Adult titles than Children’s or Middle Grade, because at this point I have just read more YA than the others.  Therefore, all the Children’s/Middle Grade fiction is grouped together under one heading, and the rest of the genre groupings are for Young Adult titles.  ALL Non-fiction – including those intended for Children or Young Adults are located on the page Reviews by Genre: Adult and Non Fiction.

Children’s/Middle Grade Fiction
Atwater, Richard and Florence – Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Carman, Patrick – Skeleton Creek
Choldenko, Gennifer – Al Capone Does My Shirts
Estes, Eleanor – The Hundred Dresses
Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book
Hiaasen, Carl – Flush
Keplinger, Kody – The Swift Boys & Me
Korman, Gordon – 39 Clues: One False Note
Lord, Cynthia – Half a Chance
Lord, Cynthia – Touch Blue
Norton, Mary – The Borrowers
Palacio, R.J. – Wonder
Philbrick, Rodman – Freak the Mighty
Philbrick, Rodman – Zane and the Hurricane:  A Story of Katrina
Selznick, Brian – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Selznick, Brian – Wonder Struck
Ursu, Anne – Breadcrumbs
Wilde, Oscar – The Happy Prince
Yep, Laurence – Hiroshima

Classics

Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility
Barrie, J.M. – Peter Pan
Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights
Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist
Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby
Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows
Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter
Hinton, S.E. – The Outsiders
Knowles, John – A Separate Peace
Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
Orwell, George – Animal Farm
Poe, Edgar Allan – Tales of Terror
de Saint-Exupery, Antoine – The Little Prince 
Shakespeare, William – Romeo and Juliet
Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
Steinbeck, John – The Pearl
Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island
Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Verne, Jules – Around the World in Eighty Days
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Wells, H.G. – The Invisible Man
Wells, H.G. – The War of the Worlds
Wilde, Oscar – The Happy Prince

 

Contemporary Fiction/Contemporary Issues
Anderson, Laurie Halse – Speak
Andrews, Jesse – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Asher, Jay – Thirteen Reasons Why
Bick, Ilsa J. – Drowning Instinct
Brooks, Ben – Grow Up
Brown, Jennifer – Torn Away
Brown, Tracy – Black
Caletti, Deb – Stay
Chbosky, Stephen – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Christopher, Lucy – Flyaway
Cooner, Donna – Skinny
Dellaira, Ava – Love Letters to the Dead
Doller, Trish – Something Like Normal
Doller, Trish – Where the Stars Still Shine
Emond, Stephen – Wintertown
Eulberg, Elizabeth – Take a Bow
Green, John – The Fault in our Stars
Green, John – Looking for Alaska
Harrington, Hannah – Saving June
Harrington, Hannah – Speechless
Hopkins, Ellen – Crank
Kephart, Beth – You Are My Only
Keplinger, Kody – A Midsummer’s Nightmare
King, A.S. – Please Ignore Vera Dietz
King, A.S. – Reality Boy
Klauss, Lucas – Everything You Need To Survive The Apocalypse
Klein, Alina – Rape Girl
Lowell, Sophia – Glee: The Beginning
Martinez, Jessica – Virtuosity
Matson, Morgan – Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
Matson, Morgan – Second Chance Summer
Matson, Morgan – Since You’ve Been Gone
McCormick, Patricia – Sold
Metzger, Lois – A Trick of the Light
Mlynowski, Sarah – Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have)
Nelson, Jandy – The Sky is Everywhere
Ockler, Sarah – Fixing Delilah
Ockler, Sarah – Twenty Boy Summer
Oliver, Lauren – Before I Fall
Quick, Matthew – Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Reed, Amy – Clean
Rowell, Rainbow – Fangirl
Rudnick, Paul – Gorgeous
Sales, Leila – This Song Will Save Your Life
Schneider, Robyn – The Beginning of Everything
Schroeder, Lisa – Chasing Brooklyn
Schroeder, Lisa – The Day Before
Scott, Elizabeth – Between Here and Forever
Scott, Elizabeth – Living Dead Girl
Sherwood, Ben – Charlie St. Cloud
Smith, Andrew – Winger
Strohmeyer, Sarah – How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
Strohmeyer, Sarah – Smart Girls Get What They Want
Stuber, Barbara – Crossing the Tracks
Tharp, Tim – The Spectacular Now
Vivian, Siobhan – The List
Volponi, Paul – The Final Four
Whitney, Daisy – The Mockingbirds
Wiess, Laura – Ordinary Beauty
Wiess, Laura – Such a Pretty GirlContemporary Romance
Brashares, Ann – My Name is Memory
Caletti, Deb – The Six Rules of Maybe
Eulberg, Elizabeth – Better Off Friends
Lawton, Stephanie – Want
McGarry, Katie – Crash Into You
McGarry, Katie – Dare You To
McGarry, Katie – Pushing the Limits
Myracle, Lauren – The Infinite Moment of Us
Perkins, Stephanie – Anna and the French Kiss
Perkins, Stephanie – Lola and the Boy Next Door 
Schmidt, Tiffany – Bright Before Sunrise
Scott, Elizabeth – The Unwritten Rule
Sise, Katie – The Boyfriend App
Smith, Jennifer E. – The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Smith, Jennifer E. – This is What Happy Looks Like
West, Kasie – The Distance Between Us

Dystopian Fiction
Carey, Anna – Eve
Collins, Suzanne – Catching Fire
Collins, Suzanne – The Hunger Games
Collins, Suzanne – Mockingjay
Falls, Kat – Inhuman
McCafferty, Megan – Bumped
Oliver, Lauren – Delirium
Oliver, Lauren – Pandemonium
Oliver, Lauren – Requiem
Roth, Veronica – Allegiant 
Roth, Veronica – Divergent
Roth, Veronica – Insurgent

Fantasy/Paranormal/Science Fiction
Black, Holly – The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Brennan, Sarah Rees – The Demon’s Lexicon
Brennan, Sarah Rees – Unspoken
Carman, Patrick – Dark Eden
Clare, Cassandra – City of Ashes
Clare, Cassandra – City of Bones
Clare, Cassandra – City of Fallen Angels
Clare, Cassandra – City of Glass
Clare, Cassandra – City of Heavenly Fire
Clare, Cassandra – City of Lost Souls
Clare, Cassandra – Clockwork Angel
Clare, Cassandra – Clockwork Prince
Clare, Cassandra – Clockwork Princess
Fallon, Leigh – Carrier of the Mark
Fitzpatrick, Becca – Hush, Hush
Flinn, Alex – Beastly
Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl – Beautiful Creatures
Goldman, William – The Princess Bride 
Harrington, Kim – The Dead and Buried
Harrington, Kim – Clarity
Harrington, Kim – Perception
Hocking, Amanda – Lullaby
Hocking, Amanda – Wake
Knight, Karsten – Wildefire
Larbalestier, Justine and Sarah Rees Brennan – Team Human
Lore, Pittacus – I Am Number Four
Lore, Pittacus – The Power of Six
McEntire, Myra – Hourglass
McEntire, Myra – Infinityglass
McEntire, Myra – Timepiece
Meyer, Stephenie – Breaking Dawn
Meyer, Stephenie – Eclipse
Meyer, Stephenie – New Moon
Meyer, Stephenie – The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner
Meyer, Stephenie – Twilight
Miles, Elizabeth – Fury
Ness, Patrick – A Monster Calls
Riggs, Ransom – Hollow City
Riggs, Ransom – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Shultz, Cara Lynn – Spellbound
Smith, Andrew – Grasshopper Jungle
Stead, Rebecca – When You Reach Me
Stiefvater, Maggie – Forever
Stiefvater, Maggie – Linger
Stiefvater, Maggie – Shiver
Summers, Courtney – This is not a Test
West, Kasie – Pivot Point
White, Kiersten and Jim Di Bartolo – In The Shadows

GLBTQ/Gender Identity
Cronn-Mills, Kirstin – Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Danforth, Emily M. –  The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Hopkins, Ellen – Tilt
Hummer, Jennifer Gooch – Girl Unmoored
Konigsberg, Bill – Openly Straight
Levithan, David – Every Day
Levithan, David – Two Boys Kissing
Myracle, Lauren – Shine


Graphic Novel/Manga
Backderf, Derf – My Friend Dahmer
Beyer, Ramsey – Little Fish
Campbell, Ross – Shadoweyes
Hicks, Faith Erin – Friends With Boys
Kirkman, Robert – The Walking Dead:  Book 1
Ohba, Tsugumi – Deathnote #1:  Boredom
Riggs, Ransom – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel
Tan, Shaun – The Arrival
Tan, Shaun – Tales From Outer Suburbia

Mystery/Horror/Suspense
Carter, Ally – Heist Society
Carter, Ally – Perfect Scoundrels

Carter, Ally – Uncommon Criminals
Christopher, Lucy – Stolen

Coley, Liz – Pretty Girl-13
Dashner, James – The Maze Runner
Lyga, Barry – I Hunt Killers
Oliver, Lauren – Panic
Peterfreund, Diana – Secret Society Girl
Peterfreund, Diana – Under the Rose
Tanzman, Carol M. – dancergirl
Valentine, Jenny – Double