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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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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Looking for 80-early 90's YA book alternate dimensions

Looking for a book I read as a kid. Young teenage girl falls through portal of scientist she works for while cleaning up. Finds herself in alternate reality with only her school backpack. Possibly ...
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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 ...
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young adult time travel back in time twice

I am desperately looking for a time travel book that I read sometime between 1996 and 1999. The main character finds a door to go back in time. He travels between his time and the past. He then finds ...
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Title of a book - Earth invasion blocked by aliens

I'm trying to find out the title/author of a book I never finished when I was in middle school, so around the early 2000s. In this book, Earth exists as it is today (at least in the 90s, when the ...
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Short story about a sleeper starship that is breaking down

I believe this story was in a Young Adult anthology, and I would have read it in the early 80s. In the story, the protagonist / narrator is woken up from hibernation by the ship's computer and sent ...
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Book ID: YA fantasy novel, possibly from the 80s, where main characters have special abilities

I'm looking for the title of a YA fantasy novel I read back in the late 80s. The main character was a young boy that gets taken in by a group of people that came together to help him and save the ...
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Looking for young adult book about boy who wishes to be a farmer/gardener

I am looking for a young adult book, probably written in the late 60's to mid 70's, it was a dystopian future where people seemed to be set in for specific roles. The main character, a boy, wanted to ...
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Looking for young adult horror novel from 90s

Don't remember much about the plot but was centered around a boy and a demon or some sort of evil creature in town. The cover was a black and white tile or chess board with a face or eyes in the ...
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Older novel - Boy can operate alien machines, saves the planet

I read this novel in the early 1970s, but it may have been written as early as the 50s. It was probably a hard-science, young-adult novel; the protagonist was a boy, and it showcased what we knew of ...
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Children's Sci-Fi novel 1980s, another planet with moth-like creatures and glass-like grass

I'm trying to figure out the title of a book I read as a child -- probably around 1988 -- aimed at 9-10 year olds. The story had to do with people leaving Earth and they were only able to take one ...
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Sci-fi book or series with three children working on a moon looking for ancient life? Has psychic ability 'mindspread'

Looking for the name of a book or series from the 90s (?) where I think three children (one boy, from Earth, and two children from other planets) worked on or were taken to a moon of Jupiter (?) to ...
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YA horror/fantasy short stories: greenhouse, body-swapping, and a hurricane

I'm looking for fantasy or horror anthologies I read as a child/young teenager (1992-1995): Two stories that might be from the same one: A teenager has taken a summer job working for a relative who ...
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YA Trilogy 70s/80s boy who becomes priest - has three-line tattoo

Set in either pre-history (Iron Age?) or possibly the Dark Ages. Boy's village is attacked by raiders & he's abducted. Somehow he enters the priesthood & over the course of the trilogy rises ...
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Long Lost series of books read in school

I read a series of books in high school about the Earth being invaded by more technologically advanced race of aliens (aren't they all? But of course if they weren't then it wouldn't be much of a ...
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Looking for a book I read from mid to late 90's about humans as aliens

There were humans on Earth but these two specific humans were from another planet. They were lovers from a long time ago, possibly thousands of years ago. They would lose each other periodically and ...
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YA Novel with a Teenage Girl and a Child Changeling

I read this book maybe fifteen years ago. It may have been contemporary for the time or a bit older. I remember it referenced a number of old fairy stories, although I wasn't familiar with them at the ...
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Book Identification: young adult sci-fi with a Christian slant/influence 90s/80s novel part of a series

scifi novel published around 80s or 90s part of a series interplanetary space opera with a young adult slant/approach earth colony but earth is not featured or mentioned main story centered around ...
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Story Identification: Young adult sci-fi about teenagers born on the same day who are aliens

I am looking for a book I read in high school (around late 80's, early 90's). Its a young adult sci-fi book about teenagers who were born on the same day and in the same hospital. All are best ...
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Looking for a book about a group of psychics, one locked in a completely dark cell

It's about this group of psychics. Mostly what I remember is the main male character (or one of them) is locked in a cell. Aforementioned cell is completely dark, and the young man is locked in there ...
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Young Adult trilogy

This has been driving me crazy. I know I read this book/books (possibly a trilogy) around the same time as reading Sabriel etc and the Windsinger trilogy. I don't remember a lot but I think it was ...
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Teens stranded in eco-system within alien ship , fighting for survival

Looking for the name of a book series I read in middle school, 2001-2004 roughly. All I can remember about it was that there were a handful of teenagers who somehow ended up on an alien planet that ...
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Book identification - yin-yang tattoo on arm

It is a "people from normal world journey to fantasy world" plot. One of the protagonists, a young or teenage girl, has a yin-yang symbol on her arm. At one point in the book, one of the antagonists ...
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Series Identification - YA Sci-Fi, spaceship

I remember reading in the late 80's / early 90's a trilogy (I think) about some teens in a spaceship that was sentient / had AI, and they weren't allowed in one section of the spaceship because it was ...
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Young-adult science fiction novel series. Kid trained as warrior, all other kid warriors wiped out

I read these books when I was kid (early 1980's) and think they were published in late 60's, early 70's or possibly later. The premise was of a training group for teens to train them to be some kind ...
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90's book series about a boy controlling spaceship with his mind

In what I think was the first book, a boy (and maybe a girl?) control a space ship with their minds. They are in a vast room with bowl-like depressions in the ground that they stand in to control the ...
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Looking for a YA book about a magical nanny that heavily featured lady bugs

I remember a YA book that involved a family who's babysitter/nanny was implied to be magical, and as I recall she was heavily associated with lady bugs. But I can't remember what the name of the books ...
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Looking for a YA Book series 70's or 80's [closed]

I'm looking for the name of a Book series. The details of the books are as follows: It was about a young man who was the son of the emperor by a concubine. He was like 250th in line to the throne. ...
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Young Adult Sci-fi Book of Short Stories

I'm looking for a compilation of YA sci-fi short stories which I read in high school in the mid 90s. The book had two stories which I remember: Was about a girl astronaut who goes to another world ...
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Looking for YA fantasy novel, early 2000s

Looking for a YA novel I read years ago- Ιt took place in a medieval, northern Europe like atmosphere with a reluctant heroine (princess or a queen) who had to gather an army against an invading ...
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Searching for a Teenage Horror book series from the 90s

I have been searching for a book series I used to read in the 90s. It was a young adult/teenage horror series and in every book it started with a sleepover, then one of the girls would tell the ...
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YA book about a caveman in modern day

I read this book when I was pretty young about a caveman who survived till modern day. The only details I can think of are that there was a boy who had some bread and cheese. Think it was based in ...
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YA book with a child going back in time; the title contains a date

I'm looking for a Young Adult science fiction book from in the 80's. It had a month and date in title, something like “Thursday the 5th of October”. A kid somehow goes back in time. He winds up with ...
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Identify a book - young adult, unable to interact with physical objects, Mars poster

I encountered this book about thirty years ago at school. It was probably a young adult novel rather than anything more serious and I think it was not part of any series. The details are: A boy ...
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Looking for YA fantasy novel involving Medieval Princess who time travels through a Lake

I think it is a YA novel, I remember reading it in middle school. I'm a bit fuzzy on the plot, but I remember a Princess jumping into a lake and time traveling to modern times. She goes to a high ...
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YA book set on space station, girl with bejewelled headband around forehead?

I'm looking for a YA book set in some sort of space colony/on a space station. The main character is a young girl who wears some kind of headband/headpiece around her forehead and it has some sort of ...
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Identify YA novel from 70's/80's with three psychic youths stranded on primitive planet

I remember reading a book I checked out from my local library in the late 70's or early 80's, and I'm trying to find the name (and hopefully a copy I can read again). The novel featured three young ...
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YA: girl wakes up on spaceship/station where everything is sterile and automatic

I read a book when I was in I think 4th or 5th grade and I am 30 now. I do not know when it was written, but I read it around the same time that "The Giver" came out which was 1993. A girl woke up ...
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YA Book (series?) - Trying to find a SF story about a young girl raised by a robot on an alien world?

I was at a Science Fiction Convention in February and at a panel a writer was talking about Young Adult Genre crossing over into SF Genre with the focus on identity. Since that is a common theme in ...
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Science Fiction Novel where Dinosaurs are still alive in the Modern Day

The story follows a brother and sister (I think) and they have a relative who has modern dinosaur DNA or an egg or something. There is a scandal and they end up in the jungle somewhere where they have ...
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Sci fi story told from the alien's Point of View

I first read this story more than fifteen years ago, but I'm sure the book is much older and I have had serious trouble tracking it down. It was a story about lizard-like aliens that lived in a very ...
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Teen Sci-Fi book probably from 80's possibly early 90's - aliens help a teenager on Earth

I can't remember much about the book. I read it when I was in middle school. What I do remember is that a human kid finds these tiny aliens - one of which can stop/slow time. The one scene that ...
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Story about a boy who encounters an alien “boy” who is stranded & also with an enemy alien who can shape-shift

I remember reading this book as a young adult, in the early to mid-80's and there was a particular scene that stands out in my mind where the Earth boy is stabbed in the leg by the enemy alien and the ...
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What book has a guy able to travel back in time to his childhood using a camcorder?

I'm trying to find a book I read as a child in 2000 or 2001. It probably came out between 1990 and 2000. I'm not 100% on the plot but as far as I remember the main character had had a traumatic ...
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Trying to find a sci-fi novel I read when I was a teenager (early 2000s)

First of all the book looked fairly new so I don't think it was more than a few years old at the time and I'm 80% certain I picked it up in the young adult section at my public library. The story ...
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YA novel where clumsy boy gains wings

I'm trying to remember the name of a novel I read as a pre-teen. If I recall correctly, it would have come out in the 90s (though it may have been a reprint). The novel is set in modern times. I ...
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YA short horror story from the 90's? Student obsessed with teacher kills herself Cover art had a ghostly looking girl wearing fish necklace

I'm pretty sure the girl's name was Fern, and she becomes obsessed with her teacher. When he dies (I believe he drowns) she kills herself and haunts her best friend by tapping on her window. There's a ...