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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Ugly girl has heart frozen which makes her beautiful

Series of young adult books read around 1997. Basic premise of series is children travelling to different world to fight evil. It is very much like Narnia but not. Typical fantasy medieval setting ...
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Story about a crashed female human with POV switching between her and aliens

So a few years ago I read a young adult book about a female human who crash landed on a planet and meets some aliens who help get her somewhere, but I forget where. The aliens are described as being ...
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Looking for the name of the book where a character enters another world in where he is part of a prophecy

I read this book in elementary school but don't remember the title, author or anything aside from a few vivid points. The story starts in the real world (I believe it's around WW2) where a boy ...
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Looking for fantasy book series from last 10-15 years

I'm looking for a book series that I read at least 10-15 years ago. It was definitely a series as I finished one book but lost track of it whilst waiting for the next book to come out. I'm sorry, I ...
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When were the seeds of this Maximum Ride Forever plot element sown?

I haven't read Maximum Ride in a few years. I recall I stopped somewhere in the middle of Angel. I found out that in the last book When exactly did that begin? (book/chapter) How exactly did that ...
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Haunted Woods YA book from the 80s or 90s

The details I remember are very hazy. What I remember is that it was a young adult horror novel from the late 80s / early 90s. Two kids live in a town, and the town has a section where the woods ...
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Trying to find young adult story/novel I read. Published in 70's or earlier?

What I remember is it's about a teen who has committed crime like drunk driving and is set to some sort of re-education center, meets a girl, has to drive fast a lot. It was dystopian in nature and ...
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Looking for a YA sci-fi book with a girl magically rescuing a boy trapped in a computer. 80s, I think

I can't recall either title or author, and think I read it in the 80s or VERY early 90s. The plot had a young girl discovering magical ability, and contacting a boy with similar talents. He ends up ...
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YA book from the 90s about the ghost of a murdered girl

I read a book as a teenager about a girl on vacation on an island or near a lake (can't remember which) with her family. A teenage girl had gone missing a year or two before. The girl was promiscuous ...
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looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets

Identification of young adult dystopian novel, possibly written in 1960s, where all inhabitants of a city lived under glass dome and wore id tracking bracelets.
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Looking for the Name of a Young Adult Fantasy with Giant Eagles Attacking a Canoe on the Cover

I read the book probably 11-ish years ago. Then I was 12 and got it from a community library. You'd probably describe the book as Childrens or Young Adult Fantasy. Of course this was before Young ...
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Looking for a series of sf short stories used to teach english

Looking for a series of science fiction short stories that appeared in a school english comprehension text book in the UK dating from the 1970's. The stories featured some kind of spacecorp and the ...
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Young Adult Science Fiction Story Identification: Arm Regeneration in a Nuclear Dystopia

I read this young adult novel in 2002, but I remember that the book from the library had some wear and tear, so it could have been published in the 1990s. It's been some time, but I will try to give ...
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Sci-Fi Novel in which a girl makes friends with a family of aliens who look like humans?

I remember reading a YA novel in the late 1990s in which a female protagonist makes friends with a family of talented musicians and academic geniuses who in fact turn out to be aliens. I remember very ...
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YA book where a young girl gets deafened by a loudspeaker and gains telepathy

I believe I read this in the 90s as a hardback book while living in Kentucky. There was a family with at least two boys and one girl. They acquired some electronics equipment secondhand (I think from ...
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Looking for a mid-2000s book involving gods, masks, and a female protagonist

I believe the female protagonist was mid-to-late teens, described in a way that, if memory serves me right, makes her of Egyptian or North African descent; desert-like setting; a prophet or god that ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel series with female main protagonist who uses a bow and arrow

Sometime in the 1980s I read a series that took place in the States just before the bombs fall, and then continues as these youths (I think it's two guys and a girl) start exploring what is left of ...
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YA book - boy meditates for strength and intelligence

Looking for a book I read as a child in the 80s. Either 1 book with 2 plots or 2 books. Hero was a young boy, a more evolved human, who could meditate and use that to gain enhancements. The common ...
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Looking for collection of three short YA horror stories from the 1980s

When I was a kid, in about 1987 or so, I read a collection of short horror stories that contained three brief stories. One was about a boy who gets on a bus by himself and meets an old man who is ...
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Looking for fantasy book about a boy who meets a tribal girl who turns out to be a shifter

It was a young adult fantasy read that came out around the same time as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was told by the bookstore owner at the time that it was recommended for people who ...
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Forgotten YA female sci-fi author 80s/90s

I'm trying to remember a favorite author of mine when I was a kid. She (definitely a she) wrote YA science fiction (not fantasy) with female heroes. I'm fairly certain one was about Mars. Classic ...
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Story where a young butcher's son was the long lost heir to an empire

Looking for a story (book) my father read when he was a young man in the 1980's about a young butcher's son who was the long lost heir to an empire. He was hidden on an island and grew up with some ...
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Looking for a book about kids with animal guides

I read a YA book 13-14 years ago about a fantasy world where everyone is magically connected to a small animal, like a rabbit or dog. The kids are maybe 11 or 12, and can communicate telepathically ...
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Trying to recall the name of a young adult dystopian fantasy novel from late 90s / early 00s

I am trying to remember the name of a book I read in middle school, around 2001/2002. I don't remember too many details but it is fantasy. It is about a young girl who lives with her stepmother in a ...
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Young Adult Sci-fi book about cyber-terrorists

I read it probably in the mid 1990's. The book involves a group of anonymous terrorists who attack people over the internet, usually in virtual reality simulations. One scene that stands out the most ...
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2 Young adult fantasy books read in the 1980's. A socially awkward boy transported to another world possibly by a magic carpet in first book.

I read these two books in the 80's so they could have been written much earlier. The boy befriends creatures and must fight a sorcerer or sorceress that lives in an underwater fortress.I seem to ...
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Identify a novel: Underwater cave in which time stands still

I am looking for a novel which I read in the mid/late eighties. I was a teenager then, so it might be a YA novel. I read it in German; whether it was translated or a German original I cannot say. The ...
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futuristic scifi story about a girl who gets sucked into a mirror to another time/place?

i remember reading this story a long time ago in middle school, so it was definitely published in the early 2000's maybe even the 90's. the cover art was holographic i think and and had a picture of a ...
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Book about girl who learn she's a clone?

There was a young adult/teenage book I read a few years ago, something along the lines of a teenage girl who lives in a time when clones are considered extinct and any surviving ones are considered ...
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Young adult novel with a forest in it

A young adult book with a green cover where a young girl is in a futuristic world (touch screens in the school she attended) and feels different and some how she runs away to a forest. I remember ...
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YA Fantasy Novel with a girl who finds a forest inside her house or a book

In 2009 I read a Young Adult fantasy novel where a girl finds a forest in her home(or a book), and travels through it. It also had a personification of death involved. I think it was published ...
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Fantasy book series from the 80s

I'm trying to remember this book, I'm pretty sure it was from a series. The main character was a male, possibly middle aged, I think at the beginning of the book, he's decided to retire and become a ...
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Looking for old (YA?) post-apocalyptic book with “breathers” machine and a wall

I read this no later than 1995, but it could be from much much earlier, maybe the 70s or 80s. I thought it was called "the wall" but it's hard to search. It was set in post-apocalypse. The earth was ...
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Book where family has to move due to extreme weather conditions

I read this book a while back while I was in middle school (between 1999 and 2001). The book was most likely published some time in the mid to late 90's. I can't seem to remember what it's called and ...
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Book where a family has an illegal farm in their basement

I don't remember too much about it, but here's what I do remember: lack of oxygen in the atmosphere family has an illegal plant farm in the basement/hidden room, I think behind the fridge? one or ...
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YA vampire novel with ties to the Dracula mythos. Renfield's name was flipped around to Dleifner

I think the book took place in a library? Maybe. I definitely remember Renfield's name being flipped around. Thanks!
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Looking for a YA book about teenagers in space

I read this book sometime between 1993 and 1997, and it looked like it had been recently published. The cover was blue/green, unusually plain. I seem to recall that it was written by a woman. The ...
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Young girl goes diving among rocks that used to be human

It was a book, published sometime in the 1970's. I remember checking it out of either a school or public library. It's set in Hawaii and the main character is a young girl who spends a lot of time ...
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Looking for a fantasy novel featuring a war, two distinct sides, and possibly the colour green/jade?

This was a book I read when I was about 13, around the year 2002. I borrowed it from the school library at the time and really enjoyed the story (at least, I think I remember enjoying it). I've marked ...
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Looking for a YA book about a girl pulled through a mirror by her soulmate

My daughter is looking for a YA or maybe kids book that she read about a normal girl who one day notices a boy looking back at her through a mirror and then he pulls her through into another world ...
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Help me identify this character, it's a sticker

I need to identify this character:
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Looking for Monday's Child, young adult horror story

The cover of the book, as far as I can remember, was a side view of a girl's face. Black hair, really pale skin, and green eyes. The cover also had green lightening. I read it in the mid '90's if ...
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Trials including a board game where they made creatures with aspects of other animals

All I can remember from the book is a tower, with castes, and the main character taking trials to make it to the top, and at one point, he played a board game where they made creatures with aspects of ...
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Young Adult Fantasy novel about some boarding school, classmates dying, and passing on?

This isn't science fiction, but it's kind of "fantasy" in a way. It's about some girl who gets sent to/starts to attend some sort of fancy boarding school or something like that. I know she falls for ...
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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 ...