This tag represents works that are created to be consumed by Young Adults, usually for story-identification. Young Adult works usually feature a coming-of-age story, and the genre is a little more Fantasy oriented than Sci-Fi. Sometimes the Young Adult works focus more on emotions and less on ...

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Sci-fi book about 4 or 5 teenage girls who have powers, published 2000-2008

They have been chosen because they are very intelligent and have powers (seeing the past or the future, being invisible, reading thoughts...) in order to find aliens that are hiding on earth. These ...
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Novel from late 70s or early 80s; servant boy escapes with upper-caste girl (in a balloon?)

I was between 7 & 12 when I read it, so 1980-85. Probably aimed at young adults. Set in a society that (I think) lived "off the ground" somehow. I have it in my head that they lived in elevated ...
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Trying to find: novel where the protagonist is killed and sent to a world where willpower controls everything

I read this book around 2011. Its about a trio of characters that get killed very early on in the book and get sent to a world where willpower is the main force. For example, you don't physically walk ...
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90s or 2000s young adult sci fi series Aliens and portals?

OK I'm looking for a book I read either in the late 90s or early 2000s. I don't remember the title or author. The book was probably published around the same time because I remember the illustration s ...
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Looking for a young adult book about an audiovisual recording device that can rewind and fast-forward past the limits of the recording

I read it in the early 90s, I think, although it might of course be older. It was a short book, under 100 pages, probably under 50, and I think I read it as a paperback. A boy acquires a device that ...
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Name of author who wrote books for pre-teens and teens about “classic” sci-fi and horror movies

I had two books by this author back in the 1980s when I was a teenager. Both books were pretty thin paperbacks (no more than 100 or so pages). One book was about science fiction movies, mostly from ...
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YA story where parasitic mind-control aliens invade Earth via mummified head

I'm trying to locate a YA remix of the the body-snatcher/puppet-master theme that gave me nightmares when I read it in Danish some time in the mid-1980s: Earth is being invaded by parasitic ...
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Young adult novel involving time travel, Asian military base

I'm looking for a child / YA book that featured time travel. It would have been published around or before 1975. I remember that it had some minor travel to the past, then travel to the future, to a ...
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YA Novel where the main characters family have been replaced by impostors

There's not much I remember about the book. I know it has a green cover, the hardback version anyway. The green is almost shiny with vertical lines, sort of like the matrix. This could be way off, ...
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Martian colonists wind up back on Earth, and have to repopulate

In high school (late '90s) I read a book where there were a bunch of people trying to escape a doomed Earth (I believe climate change was the disaster), by going to Mars. The protagonist was a ...
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Sci-Fi story where Mars is ruled by dogs?

This was a young adult book. It was old, probably from the 50's or 60's. And the young male protagonist was transported to Mars where it was ruled by dogs. I think he had a dog of his own that went ...
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Book where medical guinea pig can see monsters nobody else can see

I have a vague recollection of the plot but I can't remember the title of the book or the author. It was about a boy who was stuck being tested on. He had new chemical products tested on him. I ...
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Identify a story in which two kids visit each others' minds while sleeping

They're both teenagers or so. He's the prince of an eastern European country, she's middle-American middle class. They were both born with a "disorder" that causes them to occasionally fall asleep for ...
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Girl visits somewhere in the south, and meets a family that doesn’t age

I read a group of books in 2009. They were all dark, scifi thrillers by the same author - can't remember the name but I'm almost sure it was a woman. It only took me a few hours to read each so they ...
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Mid-90's sci-fi series with a girl who finds her brother trapped in an alien zoo

There was a book (series?) that one of my teachers was reading to the class when I was in school (I want to say around grade 4) back in the mid 90's. It's killing me that I cannot remember the name of ...
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Paper mache dragons that come to life

Looking for a young adult book I read in my high school library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, back in the early 1990's about a teenager who makes three dragons out of paper mache, and they come to life ...
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80's children's fantasy book with a cat on the cover

Trying to remember the title/author of a book that had a cat on the cover, with some planets or moons in the background. Borrowed it from my elementary school library in the 80's. The main character ...
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Looking for a young adult book written in the 70's or 60's where a young man invents a spaceplane?

I am looking for a novel written in the 70's or 60's that had a young man who invented a space plane that had a reflective or diamond coating and used a rare and special element to break the speed of ...
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Young adult fantasy series from 80s about a girl transported to a different reality?

Looking for a series I read when I was in middle school 20-25 years ago. All I remember is a girl visiting an older man on her way home from school is accidentally transported to a different reality. ...
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A group of kids get magical powers, including time-freezing

I remember reading a book back in 3rd or 4th grade ('96/'97) from the school library. It involved a group of young kids (3 or 4 different kids, pre-teen I think?) who had somehow gotten magical ...
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1990s Fantasy fiction involving magic runes?

This is killing me. When I was young I remember reading this book: female heroine young adult fantasy fiction need to draw? runes in the air or tattoo them to do certain spells opening scene young ...
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Book Identification: 80s or 90s horror

I was wondering if you can help me remember this particular book I read when I was younger. It was about a girl who played lacrosse. She lived in a New England setting, I believe. She often ...
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Youth/YA Boy with telepathic panther

I read this as a very young teen and don't remember much about it. What I do remember is The setting was probably post-apocalyptic Earth but may have been a desolate extrasolar world Human ...
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1980/90s scifi book about a librarian who recommends 3 short stories to two students at an alien university

As I remember, this might have been a young adult book. Two alien students at university seek the help of the librarian in finding research material. He recommends three "books" which are short ...
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“Chosen girl in a new and strange world” novel

I remember the cover was green. Most likely published in the late 1990s to early 2000s. I remember that it was one of those “chosen girl in a new and strange world” books. I remember it being fairly ...
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Trying to find a book called The Game

So I read this book about 4 years ago in my middle school English class and I haven't been able to find it since. It is titled The Game, but that's not its original title. I cannot remember the ...
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Young adult novel about soldiers and crystals

I'm trying to find this book I read a while ago. When these kids are sixteen, they change and they can use their magic. There are two breeds of soldiers who (on interbreeding) create a third ...
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Girl that can take shortcut through space by taking a 1/2 turn as she steps up

This was a pre-1970s YA book. I cannot recall much about the plot, but I was impressed by her entering an alternate universe where three parallel lines intersected to form a right angle. I think her ...
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A spaceship saved by a teen who realizes destination planet is surrounded by electromagnetic field

I'm looking for an old short story or possibly a book, more than 30 years old, probably a lot older, about spaceship heading to some planet, possibly Venus. The previous ships have not been heard ...
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YA novel - kid finds some kind of time traveling creature

I have a very, very vague recollection of this book that I read around 1999-2001. A kid or tweenager finds some kind of creature -- the visual image in my mind is of something like a horseshoe crab ...
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YA novel about dystopian future with non-human overlords and teenage heroes

I read a YA novel in the early 2000s that I think takes place on Earth some time in the future. The human race has been enslaved by some other race, possibly aliens. If I remember correctly, humans ...
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A book from the 90s about a girl living in a world about to be destroyed

It was a story about a girl who lived in a citadel and the world was about to be destroyed and she met a boy named Delos (I believe) but I don't remember her name. Not much to go on but I remember I ...
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80s/90s book where boy stumbles on game where aliens gamble their planets

I don't remember much about it other than the setting. It's about a boy who one night stumbles upon some different alien races playing a game in which their civilizations will end if they lose. He ...
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Looking for a sci-fi book I read once a while back

I can't really remember how long ago it was, but I think the book was marketed towards children/teens. All I remember is the basic premise of the story. Some story about these unusual little blue ...
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Young Adult science fiction book, early 80's

I am looking for the title of a book from the early 1980's, available through Scholastic Book Clubs. It is a science fiction story about a human boy who goes to a training academy on a desert ...
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YA trilogy about a girl saving a magic kingdom whose boyfriend becomes part of a tree

This is probably a long shot but it's been really bugging me trying to figure this out. I'm searching for a fantasy trilogy where a mortal girl has to save a magic kingdom from fairies or something of ...
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Teenage boys buy a midget submarine; cause a UFO scare

In all honesty, this isn't 100% sci-fi, but this still seems the best SE site to ask. I remember a book (may have been a collection of shorts, or a novel, but it was all about the same group of ...
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YA series about children with powers from their alien parents

It's from the 90s, and it's one of those writers like John Peel, or Christopher Pike, or someone like that. I keep thinking it was called something similar to Outer Limits, but that doesn't work. I ...
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Looking for a fantasy book, I read when I was a teenager (2000s)

The book takes place in winter and starts off by following a young boy who just turned a certain age like 13 or in that range. The boy notices that as he was walking back home that crows or ravens ...
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80's or 90's teen horror book

I'm looking for an old 80's or 90's horror teen book. The story is about a girl who's on a bus and meets another girl; one of the girls is good and the other bad. The bad girl kills the good girl ...
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Early 90s story of kids shot into space in “pod” as trial by ordeal

I read a story (in the early 90s) about kids who faced some kind of trial by ordeal where they were shot into space (I think) in what I remember to be "pods". Does this ring a bell with anyone? I ...
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YA Sci-Fi book series from Late 70s early 80s

I am looking for a book series about a pair of twins from a heavy-gravity world who are acrobats on their planet and who can do amazing things when they come to earth's lesser gravity. They also may ...
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Identify this sci-fi book - young man, teleporters, alien planet survival? [duplicate]

I read this book probably 25 or more years ago. - Maybe 1988 or so. I keep thinking it was Heinlein (or really any classic sci-fi authors) but I haven't found it yet. I think it was a short book, not ...
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Summary execution for cancer

I've been trying to recall the name of a book for years, here and there and not very seriously, but now it's driving me crazy. When I was a freshman in highschool I read a fairly short science fiction ...
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Looking for 80s/90s YA Horror Story Compilation

I have been trying to find this collection for a while now; this is the first forum i've asked in. It was probably a short book, with stories in the style of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine. I only ...
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Teen/YA Sci Fi book from the late 80s or early 90s

I'm looking for a book I read back in the mid-90s, and am hoping against hope that someone may recognise it based on my terrible recollection of what it contained. Basically it was a teen sci fi ...
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Story ident : Alien scout-ship crashes

I'm looking for the name of a (English-language) book read in the 1970s The main plot focused on an alien scout-ship crash-landing and killing half of a town. The (crashed) aliens take the ...
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Identify a young adult novel involving gates or bridges and a troubled boy

Here are all the details I remember. I read the book in the 90's. The cover may have involved an archway? The title could have been "Seven/Nine gates to _____." but honestly not sure. The story ...
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YA Book, Read in the 90's, ballerina with a birthmark, man has always been watching her

I read this book in grade school in the 90's. It's a young adult book about a teenage girl. She's a ballerina and has a birthmark that signifies something. There is a male that has been watching ...
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YA Ghost-story - Flowers sent by dead boyfriend

This was a young-adult ghost story that I read in the early 1990's A teen boy sends red roses to his girlfriend while he is away holidaying with his family. The girl tells him the roses kept ...