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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Looking for a paperback black/white ghost story anthology kids/young teens book from the 70's/80's

I am looking for this one particular paper-back book that I found at a local Book Traders as a kid (way back, must have been early 90s). One of the things I distinctly remember about the front cover ...
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circa 50s-60s story about gold taken from Nazi concentration camp victims' teeth, which is cursed

This is tough because I read this story probably decades ago, so memory is hard served. I do remember that the gold was collected from the victims' teeth and fillings in a Nazi camp, and that some ...
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YA Horror Short Story Collection

I hope you can help me remember the name of this book! I believe all of the stories were written by the same author, but I'm ready to be proven wrong. In one, maybe the longest, a boy graffitis the ...
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Young adult horror novel from the 90s

I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read as a kid. The story was about a bunch of kids who get invited to a party (I think at some rich girl's house) and dying one by one. The only specific ...
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Book id: 90's YA horror anthology series, not Goosebumps?

The only book I remember with any clarity had a very mean-looking satyr climbing out of a well on the cover. His eyes were red and his smile disturbed me as a child. All I remember about the story ...
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Looking for a story about Children being tested and 'placed' in their careers

I remember reading this book/story, maybe 25-30 years ago It was a story about a society that had their children tested for aptitude. Whatever they scored well in determined what they should study ...
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I'm looking for a book about inter dimensional travel

My teacher back in primary read the class a book about an orphan boy that somehow gets like a ticket or something to go test a game by a famous video game maker. There are several kids there, that the ...
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Novel featuring strange attractor and quest to find his father's spaceship

Its a science fiction novel from the 90s. A man, down on his luck, trying to find the great spaceship his father captained. He has his father's pistol, which had something special about it - maybe the ...
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Book ID: Kids Sci-Fi novel moon people plan to destroy the earth

Read 1978-1982 People of the moon believe that the Earth orbits the moon, and plan to destroy the earth as it is some sort of nuisance to them. Discovering that the moon orbits the Earth, they cancel ...
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Book from the 70's: advanced civilisation bodies found in Antarctica, one tells their story

The book I'm looking for was set in either Antarctica or the North Pole. I really believe it was Antarctica. During a dig, 2 prehistoric, advanced civilization bodies were discovered. One of them ...
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What was the name of this book?

in the 90's I read a children's/ YA book dealing with a boy who had to travel somewhere and he did so in a boat. The book opened with a battle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Normans. I remember a ...
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Fantasy novel series with male protagonist, alternate world, winning hand in marriage, starting a magic school

I probably read this series through Kindle Unlimited. A young man wakes up and discovers that he is in an alternative world with magic. He also has magic powers himself. Fairly soon, he arrives at a ...
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YA Horror Series from the 80's?

There was a hard bound horror series I enjoyed around 1986 or 1987. The books may have been published well before then but I enjoyed them. The only piece I can remember is there is a pretty new girl ...
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YA book about a ghost boy and the attempt to put him to rest

This is another one of those books that I remember from my childhood that I just can't place. I read it as a paperback book, probably from Scholastic, somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, ...
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YA Sci-fi post-apocalyptic book series from late 90s early 2000s

I'm looking for a book series I read in high school. I remember purchasing it from Wal*Mart between 1999 and 2003. There were approximately 10 books in the series and the covers were dark with color ...
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Looking for a semi-post-apocalyptic book about a girl who is brought on as a helper for another girl being raised as a sacrifice

There's a book I remember reading in the late 90's or early 2000's that I can't find the title of. The key points I remember are: A girl (Girl-A) is living in a sort of orphanage having been taken ...
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Looking for fantasy book series involving a ship and a rainbow

I'm really upset because I thought I had remembered the title correctly only to find that I had somehow been thinking of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which is not the series i'm looking for. It's a ...
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Novel in which an alien ship crashes & the teen survivor helps thwart an alien invasion

I'm looking for a teen paperback novel that's at least 20 years old. An alien ship crashes & the only survivor was a teenage boy. I think the captain of the ship was his uncle or father, & had ...
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Looking for a young adult series read in late 80's or early 90's.

Looking for a young adult series I found and loved in late 80's or early 90's. I remember it had a sci-fi/fantasy feel to it and was 5-7 books long. I don't remember the plot behind the series, but in ...
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YA SF novel about 3 teens who survive a catastrophe in an underwater cave

My kids read a YA science fiction novel about three teens who survived a world-wide catastrophe by hiding in an underwater cave that they reached with a mini-sub. At the urging of my kids, I read the ...
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Looking for a fantasy/sci-fi young adult book about kids fighting to get to the top of the tower

I vaguely remember reading a book about a world where people are divided into different groups (with different abilities/powers) and are selected to go fight. It's kinda got a Hunger Games/Divergent ...
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90s Teen horror - boyfriend deal with demon

Hi I'm trying to remember the name of a teen horror book from the 90s that featured a girl whose boyfriend ultimately turned out to have done a deal with a demon for her soul. I think turns out she ...
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Book ID: YA involving space and time travel

I read this book probably 12-13 years ago, in my high school library. Here's the specifics I remember. I'm reasonably sure the title had the word "Crystal". The story follows a girl. At the ...
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Book Identification: young adult sci-fi, I think it was published in the 60s or 70s

There was a book I read when I was a kid in the early 80s, and I can't remember what it was called. It was a collection of short stories that were loosely connected. Here is what I remember: The ...
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Food similar to ice cream, spoons with honey-like substance inside

Looking for the title of a book I read as a teenager. The most I remember is a type of food mentioned which was something like ice cream but when you bite the spoon a type of honey like substance came ...
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Looking for YA book possibly from the 70's about a boy apprentice

Not sure if I have enough information to get an answer, but I'm looking for a book I read in the early 80's, probably published in the 70's. It was about a boy who wanders into what I believe may have ...
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YA 'Weird' Short Story Collection - early 80s

I'm looking for a book of weird/creepy short stories I read in school (UK) around 1980. I guess YA as it was on the curriculum. I can only really remember that the lead story (illustrated on the ...
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70s YA sci-fi book: an alien warns a boy about ice caps melting, global warming

I have a vague childhood memory of reading a science fiction novel in which the protagonist had some kind of psionic connection with an alien who warned about the dangers of rising sea levels. Sound ...
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Book series with a cover of a girl with unusual eyes, who receives a crystal ball

Don't really remember any of the books because I don't remember ever fully finishing the first book. All I remember is the cover was beautiful! There was a young girl on it with really pretty eyes. ...
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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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70s Sci-fi story. Drink-driving motorist sent to be re-educated. Made to drive fast as punishment [duplicate]

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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Someone sent to rescue brother, find out what happened to him?

I recall a book I read back in middle school (ca. 1981), where humanity had sent an astronaut to check out signs of an intelligent race or something like that, but he disappeared. Earth then sends ...
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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 ...